The Management of Pain

The Management of Pain
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Pain: Embracing Physical Discomfort
Episode 21 of Practicing Mindfulness
The skills of mindfulness offer powerful means to work with physical discomfort of all kinds. Consider the crucial distinction between pain and suffering as it directly affects our perceptions. Then experience two meditations for alleviating physical suffering: first, focusing on observing the exact sensation itself, then, on your response to…
Challenges—Illness and Chronic Pain
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