A list, with hyperlinks where relevant, to books and documents I have found useful in my quest to understand pain and to learn to self-manage pain. Let me know if there are any others you would particularly recommend.
A book by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley. Also available in e-book and audiobook format.
A book by Alison Sim. Also available in e-book format.
Living well with pain
By Ben Cormack
A free downloadable patient focussed booklet about helping people live well with pain. Click HERE.
Understand pain, live well again
By Neil Pearson.
A free downloadable booklet for people with persistent pain. Click HERE
by Greg Lehman
This extensive resource can be freely downloaded, with a donation option, by clicking HERE.
Retrain Pain Foundation
Eight one minute lessons to help you understand pain can be accessed HERE.
Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain
by Joanne Dahl and Tobias Lundgren
An approach to living with pain to help people live a rich and full lif
Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing
by Vidymala Burch and Danny Penman
Exercises to incorporate into daily life to ease sufferin
Living Well With Pain And Illness: Using mindfulness to free yourself from suffering
by Vidymala Burch
Written by Vidymala who experiences chronic pain with guidance on how to live well with chronic pai
Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
by Frances Cole , Hazel Howden-Leach and Helen Macdonald
Self-help book detailing methods developed by specialists for management of pai
Manage Your Pain
by Michael Nicholas et al.
This self- help book was written by the pain management at Royal North Shore hospital in Australia
Chronic Pain. The Pain Management Plan: How People Living with Pain Found a Better Life
by Robert Lewin and Mike Bryson
Methods that assist in management of pain
Explain Pain by Lorimer Moseley and David Butler.
Coping successfully with pain
by Neville Shone.
The author of this book has chronic pain.
Pain – the science of suffering (maps of the mind)
by Patrick Wall.
This book is a more technical account of pain and pain mechanisms.