Outsmart Your Pain
by Christiane Wolf M.D., Ph.D.
Foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times – bestselling author.
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Outsmart Your Pain is Dr. Christiane Wolf’s transformative guide to finding relief with mindfulness.
Pain can be a big, unwieldy box that we struggle to carry all day. But what if we could put down this box, unpack it, and tackle the contents one by one? Outsmart Your Pain is Dr. Christiane Wolf’s radically clear, evidence-based guide to relieving chronic pain with mindfulness, complete with twenty easy guided meditations and self-compassion practices, including:
- rewriting the “pain story” you tell yourself
- practicing loving acceptance of your body as it is
- mindfully working through negative emotions
- strengthening your inner and outer support systems.
By separating your pain from the stressful thoughts and troubled feelings that come with it, you can lay down your burden and live with joy.
Also available as an ebook and a Tantor Media audiobook
Podcast: #366 How To Outsmart Your Pain | Christiane Wolf
Sit in meditation for a few minutes and you’re likely to experience pain, either physical or psychological. Hang around the meditation scene for very long, and you are likely to hear the expression, “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.”
And that’s what this episode is all about — boosting your pain tolerance through meditation. Because pain really is inevitable, but can you reduce your suffering through mindfulness and compassion?
Christiane Wolf argues ‘yes’. She is a physician turned mindfulness and compassion teacher and teacher trainer. She is an authorized Buddhist teacher in the Insight (Vipassana) meditation tradition, teaching classes and retreats worldwide, and she’s also the author of the new book “Outsmart Your Pain”.
In this conversation, we talk about meditation techniques that offer us a better relationship to pain, how to work with the physicality of pain, the stories we tell ourselves about our pain, and seeing pain as an opportunity.
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It is estimated that over 50 million Americans struggle with chronic pain, as do millions more worldwide. While living with chronic pain is a challenge physically and emotionally, mindfulness can be a supportive approach to working with chronic pain. Significant scientific research shows as that mindfulness can help reduce pain symptoms and improve the quality of life significantly for those who suffer from pain.
MARC is delighted to present the work of Dr. Christiane Wolf, a leading mindfulness teacher and figure in the field of mindfulness and pain, and the author of the just released “Outsmart your Pain”. In this 5-week series you will explore how the practices of awareness and kindness can help to down-regulate not only your stress levels in general but very specifically, the often over-sensitized pain system. Each week we will spend time exploring the topic through a short talk, reflection, small and big group discussions and a guided practice. .
Each week we will spend time exploring the topic through a short talk, reflection, small and big group discussions and a guided practice.
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Online: Outsmart Your Pain – Mindfulness Tools for Chronic Pain
One in three to one in five Americans are suffering from chronic pain. Despite surgery and powerful medications often the pain can not be kept in check – or healed. And pain medications come with side effects, including addiction to opioids.
Mindfulness helps us to turn towards what is already here (painful or not) and act in the most kind and wisest way possible in that moment. Consistent mindfulness practices have been shown to be supportive in many different ways: they help us move away from painful stories, appreciate what we have and what is beautiful more, they make us realize that we are not defined by our pain and they lower our overall reaction to potentially stressful things in our lives.
While the principles taught in this introductory class can also be applied for emotional pain, it is geared towards those who suffer chronic physical pain or from a chronic illness.
The teachings are drawn from Dr. Wolf’s new book Outsmart Your Pain – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion To Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind.