Increasingly, clinicians here are turning to an ancient practice to help their patients — and themselves.
It might seem obvious that it’s good to be mindful when driving or performing surgery, but what about when you’re in pain? How can “being present” to the pain be helpful?
Mindfulness reframes how we think about pain. Our awareness of pain often arrives with thoughts about how bad it was last time or how long it might last. That catastrophizing ramps up the sympathetic nervous system, which makes things worse.
Read the Full Article on John Hopkins Medicine: Making Space For Mindfulness