Chronic Pain Video

Dr Afton L Hassett Chronic Pain Reset


Chronic pain affects nearly 50 million people in the U.S. alone. A recent study in a Journal of the American Medical Association showed that new cases of chronic pain occur even more frequently than new cases of diabetes, hypertension, and depression. Many people are surprised to discover the most effective treatment for chronic pain involves a multipronged approach including pain self-management, that allows patients to function more effectively – but it takes time to learn the activities and time to practice the skills. Chronic Pain Reset: 30 Days of Activities, Practices, and Skills to Help You Thrive (Countryman Press, September 5, 2023) explores the key role that your brain plays in processing pain and how small, simple actions can make profound changes in how you experience chronic pain. Chronic Pain Reset is written for people with chronic pain and those who care for them by an expert in the field of clinical pain research, Dr. Afton Hassett. This guide will help you evaluate your pain and its triggers, then offer straightforward and often fun strategies to improve chronic pain. I would love to get you a copy of Chronic Pain Reset for potential review/excerpt or interview consideration. Dr. Hassett is available for interviews starting Tuesday, Aug 28, 2023. If there is interest, please respond with a mailing address for the book and a date/time for the interview. We will send you a PDF immediately and the hard copy will follow in the next few days. Using the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the reader tries one new evidence-based strategy each day for 30 days, from paced breathing and healthy sleep hacks to mindful walking and acts of kindness. The accessible strategies require as little as 15 minutes a day and apply to all fitness levels. Step-by-step instructions guide the to make learning and practicing the strategies more engaging. The ones that work best and that the reader likes most will go into a Thriving Plan, a personalized pain-management tool kit that they design to help them lead a life with less pain, greater purpose, and more joy.