There are insufficient resources for youth with pain. For this reason, the The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens was born in 2019. This book is ideal for children, tweens, teens and young adults, as well as therapists, physicians, nurses, PT/OTs, and parents. It is filled with child-friendly pain education, coping skills, and other pain management tools rooted in CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, biofeedback, and other evidence-based treatments for pain.
This workbook offers strategies for healing with consultation and edits from Lorimer Moseley PhD (Pain Scientist) and a foreword by Elliot Krane MD (Stanford Pediatric Pain Clinic director). Science teaches us that pain is not purely biomedical, an issue to be treated exclusively with medications and procedures; but rather, biopsychosocial - triggered and maintained by biological, psychological and social factors. Pain is therefore more effectively treated when all 3 of these domains are addressed.
This book is for any clinician wanting an effective, easy-to-follow treatment protocol for pediatric pain. It is for medical doctors hoping to learn more about nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. Perhaps most importantly, it is for youth and parents ready to take their power back. It IS possible to take your life back from pain!
*Note to parents: Any therapist can use this workbook, even if s/he isn't trained in pain.