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How to use your mind-body connection to your advantage.
Beth Darnall PhD
These essential practices will help you self-stabilize, adjust, and perform.
Brief and digital treatments are integrating psychology into pain care, and helping people gain empowered relief.
Psychological factors influence the experience of pain, and can influence how well treatments work. Mindset science can be applied to reduce suffering and boost relief.
Leverage yourself into relief. Tap into resources—including pain psychology—that help you gain more control
Women have more pain than men. The consequences of pain often appear to be greater for women too, making empowered relief an important topic for women.
In this 2015 YouTube video Dr. Darnall discusses the science of how to "Open the Medicine Box in Your Mind" for pain relief
Today's experiences impact our memories of similar past events. Our present-moment experience is so powerful it may reinforce or ‘overwrite’ past experiences.
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Your psychology can alter your response to pain medication, surgery, and rehabilitation (e.g., physical therapy). Whole person pain care includes psychological approaches.
Is chronic pain really all in your head? Pain Psychology helps you control aspects of pain processing.
Pain Psychology is a little known specialty discipline. Learn what it is and how you can work with a pain psychology expert who can empower you to best control your pain.
Pain is best treated with a patient-centered approach that addresses each person's unique needs. Behavioral medicine targets key individual factors for empowered relief.
Beth Darnall, Ph.D., is a pain scientist, psychologist, author, and associate professor at Stanford University.