Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears - Just like emotional pain, everyone will experience physical pain in their lives. Pain comes in myriad forms - aching, throbbing, tingling, pulsating, stabbing, radiating, cramping, burning - just to name a few.
What is the difference between acute pain and chronic pain? Is pain really a signal, and if so, why do we need it? Why do some people quickly recover from pain, while others become more permanently afflicted? How can mindfulness help with chronic pain, from both a clinical and anecdotal perspective?
In this episode of Mindfulness Off the Cushion, we’ll probe the complexities of chronic pain. Without minimizing the undeniable experience of pain, we'll also offer up some ways to cope.
Season 2 Special Guest Dr. Richard W. Sears, PsyD PhD MBA, core faculty of PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University and Director of The Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation.
Co-host Claudio Barrientos, Certified Mindfulness Instructor at Austin Mindfulness Center.