Embracing Pain

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Mark Salter gives a very interesting talk on the need to embrace pain. He argues that pain presents us with an opportunity to reflect and reconnect with those around us. The talk is dense with concepts and analysis and works on a number of levels.

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One thought on “Embracing Pain

  1. dawso007

    Critical concepts for everyone including the chronic pain patient. One of the most unrealistic expectations in the treatment of chronic pain is that a high enough level of opioids will effectively treat it. Instead of connecting and viewing oneself as an effective agent in the environment (as Dr. Salter suggests) many people are looking for fixes that are not there and do better once they adapt a different strategy for dealing with it like Johnny Cash did here:
    http://real-psychiatry.blogspot.com/2015/06/johnny-cash-on-doctors-and-chronic-pain.html

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