A fantastic resource for people with pain, those close to them and also for professionals.
The lived experience of those with chronic pain who have been helped by Phil shines through, and will inspire hope in others that they too can reclaim what matters to them. I strongly recommend this book both to patients affected by chronic pain and clinicians who look after them.
This book is simple to read, will help patients to live well with their pain, reconnect with their own values, and change the direction their pain seems to be driving them in.
I found it to be engaging, easy to read and easy to understand. And pain is a complex issue which requires a lot of understanding... a must-have for healthcare providers everywhere.
A lovely book, with a gentle and encouraging style. A welcome addition in the desert of kindly, supportive self-management books for chronic pain.
People living with chronic pain face many challenges on a daily basis. This book will be the most important tool they will have in their possession. They should take it with them everywhere... I recommend this book to all I know who are living with chronic pain.
Phil is an obvious expert in the field of pain management. He is able to explain complex biological/ physiological principles in easily understandable language and the information contained within each of the respective chapters is pure gold. Throughout the book there are funny, witty, sometimes mischievous additions that brought a wry smile to my face, as I am sure they will yours. I would highly recommend this book - gets 10/10 from me.
"[There is] a definite gap in the market for a book like this. It hits the nail on the head and makes sense of all the emotions that affect pain intensity."
"Phil's years of experience working in the area and really engaginging in meaningful conversations shine through as he demonstrates a nuanced understanding of some of the most complex and tricky issues that come up in the presence of persistent pain."