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The author has firsthand experience with chronic pain and provides a systematic method that empowers individuals to navigate the overwhelming array of treatment options and incorporate the effective ones into their lives for continued progress.

Author Biography

Deborah Barrett, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a psychotherapist in private practice. She hosts a companion website to this book at

Table of Contents

My Storyp. 9
Pain Positive ?p. 13
Committing to the Process: Addressing the "yes, but…"p. 27
Envision Your Personalized PAINTRACKING Systemp. 31
Tracking Your Well-Beingp. 43
What Matters: Measuring Explanatory Factorsp. 55
Learning from Your Own Experiencep. 81
Products, Practices, and Professionals: Where to Begin?p. 101
Strategies to Focus and Calm Your Mindp. 109
Strategies to Soothe Your Bodyp. 121
Strategies to Shape Your Self-Talkp. 141
Strategies to Pace Yourselfp. 159
Strategies to Improve Your Sleepp. 173
Strategies to Exercise More Effectivelyp. 181
Collaborating Effectively with Your Doctorp. 199
Strategies to Make Sense of Prescription Medicationsp. 221
Strategies for Working with Mental Health Professionalsp. 255
Taking Care of Your Homep. 273
Preparing for Holidays and Travelp. 287
Creating a Workspace That Worksp. 295
Work Alternatives: Considering New Pathwaysp. 309
Approaching Social Relationshipsp. 329
Improving Committed Relationshipsp. 345
Navigating Parenthood and Other Caregiving Rolesp. 359
Grief and Acceptancep. 371
Acknowledgmentsp. 377
Notesp. 379
Indexp. 389
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