It’s natural when in pain to try and get out of it as quickly as possible. Chronic pain can leave a person feeling exhausted, distracted and hopeless.
Our culture is inundated with drugs to kill pain, but drugs have limitations and a heavy price to bear with long-term use.
Bob Stahl has studied the use of meditation and relaxation to deal with pain. As director of the mindfulness-based stress-reduction programs at Dominican Hospital and the Santa Cruz Medical Clinic, he approaches pain not by trying to get rid of it — but by embracing it with awareness. [Read more…] about Learn to live with stress