Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind
“Mindfulness and compassion practices should be in everybody’s toolbox for a happier and healthier life. [This] book is essential reading for providers who treat chronic illnesses and for those suffering from them.”—Arianna Huffington
Pain can be a big, unwieldy box that we struggle to carry all day. But what if we could put down this box, unpack it, and tackle the contents one by one? Outsmart Your Pain is Dr. Christiane Wolf’s radically clear, evidence-based guide to relieving chronic pain with mindfulness, complete with twenty easy guided meditations and self-compassion practices, including:
- rewriting the “pain story” you tell yourself
- practicing loving acceptance of your body as it is
- mindfully working through negative emotions
- strengthening your inner and outer support systems.
By separating your pain from the stressful thoughts and troubled feelings that come with it, you can lay down your burden and live with joy.
Praise for Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind
A Best Mindfulness Book of 2021 —Mindful.org
“Mindfulness and compassion practices should be in everybody’s toolbox for a happier and healthier life. But people dealing with chronic health challenges have it especially hard. Dr. Wolf’s accessible, down-to-earth—and beautifully designed—book is essential reading for providers who treat chronic illnesses and for those suffering from them.”—Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global
“A brilliant guide for transforming our relationship with pain. Step by step, we learn to meet difficult experience with mindfulness, curiosity and kindness, dissolving the resistance that obscures our full aliveness and radiant spirit.”—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion
“This is a fantastic book, bringing together the kindness and depth of a meditation teacher with the science and tools of an experienced physician. Every page is insightful, helpful, and heartfelt. Highly recommended!”—Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient and Buddha's Brain
“Brilliant in its simplicity and effectiveness, Dr. Wolf offers us truly healing and revolutionary medicine. Try it!”—Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of A Path With Heart
“If you are living with any type of pain, be it physical or chronic, stress in the mind or body, Outsmart Your Pain is a wonderful resource. Thoughtfully and compassionately written, this book will support and guide you in understanding your relationship to pain and the healing journey.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change