Health and Wellness

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope

JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

When pain was unavoidable, it was bearable, when pain became avoidable it became unbearable. Our health care system and culture has found more and more ways to avoid pain and we get more and more sensitive and intolerant of pain. Join us today as we speak to Dr Brian Kirsh a psychiatrist with a pain specialty from the University of Toronto who shows us how he works with people suffering from chronic pain using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr Brian Kirsh had his own history of pain which has helped him to understand and help others to carry pain as they go forward and live vital valuable live. You can read more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science