Mindfulness– the new brain science

Perhaps the most promising new developments in psychology in the past few years has come from the research into what is commonly called Mindfulness, and the science behind it: Neurolplasticity. Though applications to chronic pain are still limited, there is such good evidence that mindfulness is helpful in anxiety, depression and plain improving people’s lives and well-being, that I highly recommend becoming familiar with the basic ideas. In fact, I find them so important, that I will refer to them again and again. We are just beginning understanding of how our brains work and how to use our mind to make profound changes in our lives.

This section will likely see the most change in the coming year– it is such an exciting topic.

Five Minute Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain Management– Video

The Connection between Mindfulness and Pain

An article in the American Chronic Pain Association newsletter

Using Mindfulness to Approach Chronic Pain

An article on PsychCentral

Books on mindfulness

Websites on mindfulness

Neuroplasticity- the science behind mindfulness