The prediction, prevention and alleviation of persistent pain are challenging tasks because the precise cause is often elusive and an individual’s experience of pain varies considerably. To reduce the suffering associated with pain in an effort to restore a more balanced state of being, this will require an approach of humility and curiosity and the examination of multiple factors that contribute to the pain experience. Those are the words of today’s guest on the podcast. Joining me today is Dr. Nicholas Karayannis. We’re discussing mindfulness of the body. He is a physiotherapist, clinical researcher, and mindfulness teacher. His research aims to improve the health status, beliefs and behaviors of people suffering from persistent pain through innovative refinement of clinical decision-making, rehabilitation, and focuses on developing a better understanding of which person respond to one type of mind, heart, body therapy over another, in addition to understanding, refining the content and delivery of meditative and movement-based forms of care in practice.
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