We're discussing how to target pain catastrophizing by using a core process of acceptance and commitment therapy called cognitive diffusion. My expert guest is physiotherapist Davide Lanfranco. Davide is an Italian physiotherapist who works in London. He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is one of the Founders of FisioScience International, an online platform which aims to spread evidence-based knowledge about pain. In this episode, you'll learn how pain catastrophizing impacts both physical and mental wellbeing, all about the cognitive change process of cognitive fusion, how it's different from other cognitive interventions and how we can teach patients unhook from unpleasant or unwanted thoughts about pain.
Cognitive fusion is a time-tested, science-backed approach that has helped thousands of people experiencing chronic pain, as well as those suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Cognitive fusion is a key part of my latest book, Radical Relief, which is rooted in the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy. Radical Relief, which is written for both practitioners and for people living with pain uses metaphors, colorful imagery and includes more than 40 mindfulness activities to help you identify the blocks that may be keeping you stuck and offers tools for taking meaningful action toward a more fulfilling life. It's available on Amazon and in most countries. Let's begin and let's learn about cognitive fusion techniques and how it can help pain catastrophizing with physiotherapists Davide Lanfranco.
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