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Useful Pain Management Self-Help Books

Chronic Pain Management

"Explain Pain" by David Butler & Lorimer Moseley
"Back Sense" by Ronald Siegel, Michael Urdang & Douglas Johnson
"The Divided Mind" by John Sarno, MD
"Unlearn Your Pain" by Howard Schubinger, MD
"The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim your Life" by Dennis Turk & Frits Winter
"Managing Pain Before it Manages You" by Margaret Caudill

Neuroplasticity and Rewiring the Brain

"The Brain that Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge
"Mindsight" by Daniel Siegel
"Buddha’s Brain" by Rick Hansen
“The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

Relaxation & Meditation

"How to Relax" by Patrick Davis, PhD
"The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook" by Davis, Eshelman & McKay
"Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Asserting Yourself: A Practical Guide for Positive Change" by Bower & Bower


"Open Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions" by Pennebaker
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey
"The 10 Natural Laws of Effective Time and Life Management" by Hyrum Smith
“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
“The Happiness Trap” by Russ Harris
“A year to Live” by Stephen Levine