Admitting it is the first step… I have a podcast addiction. I listen to podcasts when I walk the dog, when I am driving, when I am puttering around the house. With few exceptions, podcasts are more interesting, educational and well-produced than what I find on tv. I can also get my steps in while being entertained and/or educated. Listening to podcasts makes me more well-informed and loaded up with takeaways to improve my work, my mental well-being and my relationships.
In search of podcasts that would do the same for people affected by trigeminal neuropathic pain, I stumbled across The Healing Pain Podcast, hosted by Dr. Joe Tatta, a physical therapist, nutritionist and Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute. His podcast is aimed broadly at people affected by all types of pain, but there are many episodes that are relevant for people with facial pain, including:
- Psychology for Chronic Pain: Does it Help? This episode reviews the different types of psychological therapies available for the treatment of chronic pain. Do they help? Are they safe? How much confidence can we place in them and what further investigation can you do on this topic?
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy This episode explains how ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, differs from traditional cognitive behavioral therapy or pain education interventions, which are commonly used for the treatment of chronic pain.
The Healing Pain Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and the iPhone podcast apps, to name a few. Happy listening!