Book recommendation by Lidia Budziszewska, Psychologist M.S., Adult and Couples therapist in Sinews MTI, Working in: Zurbano & La Moraleja.
This workbook can be a valuable resource for those who struggle with chronic pain- back pain, neck pain, migraines, fibromialgia and any other chronic condition.
"Chronic pain is like a weed that can take over the landscape of your life if you let it. Yet, it doesn't have to be this way" - John P. Forsyth
This book brings a new approach to pain, based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), one of the most quickly developing therapies with an experimental evidence.
The novel approach is mostly represented by breaking with conventional notions of pain managment and "feel good " approaches. Since attempts to avoid it can often cause more harm than good to your body and mind.
But the ACT approach offers a different experience with pain. It teaches how to recognize it as an event that doesn´t have to interfere with your life. By learning how to live with the pain we can limit the way it controls our life. You might ask HOW?
And this worbook covers the ACTION part of the ACT practice, inviting you to set your mind on what´s important for you and start acting even in the presence of pain.