“It wasn’t until I started researching brain function that I saw the neuroplastic potential of craft and creative pursuits,” Lisa said. “Brains are wired and rewired by what we do and retraining the brain is possible with determination and taking a different approach in everyday activities, including doing simple things such as knitting, writing or even cooking a fancy dinner.”
Rewiring pain: A new way to reclaim your life
Are you sick of being in chronic pain? Chronic pain can be hard to shift. But now, we have the tools to change how the brain processes pain.
Paralympian and Occupational therapist, Dr Lisa Chaffey’s life changed when she slid from acute to chronic pain. She spent the next two years looking at the research for a way out of pain. “Rewiring Pain, a new way to reclaim your life” describes Lisa’s journey into and out of chronic pain, and provides a step by step guide, using everyday activities and habits to spark neuroplasticity.
Based on exciting new scientific research on the brain, this book contains simple, but effective methods to reduce chronic pain. Using the science of neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change itself), everyday activities and habits are turned into pain competitors. The exciting discovery outlined in this book is the focus on the receiver of the message (the brain), not the sender (the body part). Anyone can use this book regardless of the cause of pain.
In “Rewiring Pain”, Lisa uses her own experience of chronic pain in conjunction with the research she uncovered, to outline practical advice and tips in changing the way the brain responds to pain.
The book is broken into three sections, culminating in the development of a ‘pain plan’ to help those with chronic pain find a way to manage using everyday activities.
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Already read the book? Download all the writeable pdf tables and get to work creating your own plan
Step 1: Identifying pain competitors. Table 1
Step 2: Targeting neuroplasticity. Table 2
Step 3: Identifying pain habits. Table 3
Step 4: Replacing pain habits. Table 4
And you’re done.