Being “Unsympathetic”: Psychology’s Secret Weapon For Managing Pain

6/13/2016; 77 minutes

People often think about chronic pain as only benefitting from medical treatment and interventions. Jessica Pullins focuses on an essential strategy for lowering pain-related distress: being "unsympathetic." In this case, "unsympathetic" refers to the Sympathetic Nervous System, the part of the Autonomic Nervous System responsible for the Fight or Flight (or Freeze) Response. Recorded on 02/18/2016. (#30797)

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