Our body speaks to us through pain, such as when we put our hands on a hot stove the pain tells us to remove them very quickly to avoid getting burned. Or maybe we push ourselves physically way too much on a hike or a workout and the next day are limping with knee pain…

More and more people seem to be burdened with some sort of mental illness or condition.  The medical industry, where much of the psychotherapy is conducted, seems hooked on palliative ‘solutions’ such as medication and curtailed programs of manualized ‘sausage-machine’-style psychotherapy which assume that every patient is the average patient.  There’s no time to actually…

A description of my interest and experience with pain and related stigma I think what catalyzed my interest in pain was, of course, my own experience. I was hospitalized for severe abdominal pain, and at the time, I remember the pain was so severe that literally nothing else mattered to me. The problem was, nobody…

An extremely common issue I’m faced with in the treatment setting is depression, coupled with chronic pain. In my field, we reference these individuals as the co-morbid, meaning there are two or more illnesses occurring within an individual at the same time. This is important to note because often times, treating the issues simultaneously yields…