September 16, 2021

Stop Chronic Pain

Alan Gordon (founder of the Pain Psychology Center and author of The Way Out: A Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven Approach to Healing Chronic Pain) stops by to guide Mayim through somatic tracking in an effort to alleviate her severe, stress-induced chronic back pain. After detailing his own journey suffering years of sustained pain in almost every area of his body, Alan highlights the benefits of pain as a danger signal and the importance of understanding the source of physiological symptoms in order to identify neuroplastic pain. Mayim and Alan break down the neuroscience behind the use of Pain Reprocessing Therapy to deactivate pain, the benefits of body scan meditation, and the relation between sensitivity to physical stimuli and experiencing strong emotional connections. Mayim and Alan wrap the episode with another round of "You Might Need Help If..."

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September 16, 2021

Stop Chronic Pain

Alan Gordon (founder of the Pain Psychology Center and author of The Way Out: A Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven Approach to Healing Chronic Pain) stops by to guide Mayim through somatic tracking in an effort to alleviate her severe, stress-induced chronic back pain. After detailing his own journey suffering years of sustained pain in almost every area of his body, Alan highlights the benefits of pain as a danger signal and the importance of understanding the source of physiological symptoms in order to identify neuroplastic pain. Mayim and Alan break down the neuroscience behind the use of Pain Reprocessing Therapy to deactivate pain, the benefits of body scan meditation, and the relation between sensitivity to physical stimuli and experiencing strong emotional connections. Mayim and Alan wrap the episode with another round of "You Might Need Help If..."

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Bridging the Gap: A Biopsychosocial Model of Pain

Although we often think of pain as a purely awful feeling, it is important to acknowledge the role it...

The Modern Placebo: Medicine’s Best Panacea

If I were to ask you which drug is the most versatile in treating illness, what would you say? Penicillin? Aspirin? Acetaminophen? Well the true answer may surprise you! It turns out that the most flexible treatment we know of is actually the absence of treatment.

Emotional Processing: A Demonstration of the Mind-Body Connection

Emotions are a beautiful thing. They provide us with internal motivations to reinforce or abolish activities that elicit them. Let’s take a journey through some of the psychosocial theories behind both the mental and physical feelings of emotion.

Holding Onto Anxiety: A Real Pain In the Neck

A nagging neck pain, upset stomach, aching shoulders -- at first glance each one of these symptoms may seem like the result of some bodily insult. Do I have a cold? The Flu? Maybe an infection?! You may be surprised to know that many bodily pathologies originate in the mind.

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Bridging the Gap: A Biopsychosocial Model of Pain

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If I were to ask you which drug is the most versatile in treating illness, what would you say? Penicillin? Aspirin? Acetaminophen? Well the true answer may surprise you! It turns out that the most flexible treatment we know of is actually the absence of treatment.

Emotional Processing: A Demonstration of the Mind-Body Connection

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Holding Onto Anxiety: A Real Pain In the Neck

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