Ten Percent Happier #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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12-Minute Mediation: A Mindful Practice for Pain with Christiane Wolf
Find your inner support group with this guided meditation for working with physical pain and internally connecting with people who have a similar experience. Show notes: Meditation by Christiane Wolf. Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD is a certified MBSR and mindfulness teacher and teacher trainer, and coauthor of A Clinician’s Guide To Teaching Mindfulness.
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Chronic Persistence: Dr. Christiane Wolf on Using Mindfulness to Help with Chronic Pain
Mindfulness and meditation can be a buffer against the challenges of a chronic pain condition. Meditation can also improve your overall quality of life regardless of chronic pain. Mindfulness and Insight Meditation Teacher, Dr. Christiane Wolf, explains why practicing mindfulness can relieve chronic pain symptoms for our first guest on the entire show. We talk with Dr. Wolf about her new guidebook, ‘Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind’ and how everyone can benefit from mindfulness and self-compassion. To learn more about chronic pain and the roads that exist to help manage your pain, visit us at chronicpersistence.com.
More Happiness, Less Suffering with Christiane Wolf M.D.
Christiane 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.
She is the co-author of “A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness” and author of the upcoming