The Pain Companion is a practical guidebook to chronic pain management and chronic pain relief based on the author’s 8 years of living with debilitating nerve pain. It offers suggestions for a natural healing path through pain which minimizes hardship, and creates more ease and well being on a daily basis and helps relieve the impact that chronic pain has on well being, self-image and relationships. Includes 33 specific suggestions for holistic chronic pain management which can help alleviate pain’s emotional, mental, and physical stresses, and 11 simple meditative exercises to change the relationship with pain from enemy to ally in healing.
A native of Connecticut, Sarah Anne Shockley is a multiple award winning producer and director of educational films, including Dancing From the Inside Out, a highly acclaimed documentary on disabled dance. She has traveled extensively for business and pleasure. She holds an MBA in International Marketing and has worked in high-tech management, as a corporate trainer, and teaching undergraduate and graduate business administration. As the result of a work related injury in the Fall of 2007, Sarah contracted Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and has lived with debilitating nerve pain since then. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her son.