Chronic Pain Reset: 30 Days of Activities, Practices, and Skills to Help You Thrive (Hardcover)
Build a plan to reclaim your life with this easy-to-follow program designed by a leading pain expert.
This indispensable guide explores the key role that your brain plays in processing pain and how small, simple actions can make profound changes in how you experience chronic pain. Chronic Pain Reset will help you evaluate your pain and its triggers, offering straightforward and often fun strategies to improve it. Using the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, you’ll try one new evidence-based strategy each day for 30 days, from paced breathing and healthy sleep hacks to mindful walking and acts of kindness. The accessible strategies require as little as 15 minutes a day and apply to all fitness levels. Step-by-step instructions guide you with humor and compassion to make learning and practicing the strategies more engaging. The ones that work best and that you like most will go into your Thriving Plan, a personalized pain-management tool kit that you design to help you lead a life with less pain, greater purpose, and more joy.
— Lynne Matallana, Founder, National Fibromyalgia Association
Unequivocally inspired, this unique package of highly accessible and leading-edge science, lived experiences, and cognitive-behavioral approaches is timely. This amazing resource will become your companion, ultimately helping you find relief and a more rewarding life.
— —Neil Basu, MBChB, FRCP, PhD, professor of musculoskeletal medicine and vasculitis, Institute of Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow
I don’t have a patient who wouldn’t benefit from this book. Dr. Hassett shares critical insights from the renowned Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center and other leading experts and thoughtfully provides empowering pain-management strategies. You no doubt will learn to thrive by tapping into your unique strengths and values, using these techniques and this approach.
— —Andrea L. Chadwick, MD, MSc, FASA, associate professor of anesthesiology, pain, and perioperative mmedicine; and director of the Fibromyalgia and Centralized Pain Exploration Lab at the Univers
I can’t think of anyone better to help guide people with chronic pain toward wellness than Afton Hassett. Kind and compassionate, she writes with great warmth and humor. Take a daily journey with her for a month, and one or moresomeof these simple strategies—some most that you never imagined could help impact your pain—will help you so much that they’ll become part of your daily routine.
— Daniel J. Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology, rheumatology, and psychiatry; and director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan Medical School
These effective, life-changing strategies have the potential to change your chronic pain experiences into something more hopeful, helping you create a useful, personalized plan to thrive. The essential information in this book can help you retrain your brain and reset the pain-brain connection.
— Marian T. Hannan, DSc, MPH, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and professor of epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
A genuine gift to chronic pain sufferers and clinicians that should bring readers hope and encouragement. The practical, evidence-based text is full of the zest that it exhorts patients to rediscover. The activities and skills are essential tools for those hoping to create a holistic ‘Thriving Plan’ to repair the imbalanced neural processes that plague so many people with pain.
— —Frank Tu, MD, MPH, gynecologist, pelvic surgeon, and clinical professor at the University of Chicago / NorthShore University HealthSystem
This book is great! After I read it, I created a phrase for our electronic health record, encouraging my patients with chronic pain to get it and create a plan to help address their symptoms.
— David Karp, MD, PhD, chief of Rheumatology and Harold C. Simmons chair in arthritis research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center