Integrative Health Psychology

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Borderline Personality and the “Pain Paradox”

Borderline personality is more prevalent in those with chronic pain, and linked to poorer coping and greater pain severity. Yet, self-harm in BP is linked to low or no pain. … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The “How” and “Why” of Experiencing Pain

This is a slightly dense but very informative article from the American Pain Society that describes types of pain and factors that alleviate or exacerbate symptoms. It also very clearly … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

News: Psychology Today Topic Expert

I’ve recently been added to the Psychology Today list of topic experts. My blog post, “Managing the Bad Neighbor that is Chronic Pain” is now featured on the PT website. … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Biofeedback for Migraines and Stress

Biofeedback is a very safe method that can be used for reducing the stress that may contribute to migraine headaches. In biofeedback, sensors are used to monitor muscle tension, heart … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

More on Why/How Hypnosis Helps with Chronic Pain…

The following is taken from my answer to a question asked on the GoodTherapy.org  website about why and how hypnosis can help with pain  – – even when the cause … Continue reading

April 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hypnosis in the Management of Chronic Pain

There are many treatments for chronic pain, including those that fall under the heading of “complementary and alternative” (CAM). This post discusses hypnosis as aCAMpain management tool that can be used … Continue reading

April 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Guided Imagery – a Simple yet Powerful Technique for Mind-Body Health

“Guided imagery” is a technique in which a person is literally guided on a journey of the mind, usually with the purpose of enhancing positive feelings and thoughts, and decreasing … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Managing the “Bad Neighbor” that is Chronic Pain: The Solution is “In Your Head”

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, which takes a significant toll on virtually every aspect of one’s life. Some of my patients have described it as like having a … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

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