Some organisations offering help and advice

A selection of self help and non-specialist science books

Overcoming Chronic Pain 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques 2nd edition Frances Cole Helen MacDonald Catherine Carus Robinson 2020

Chronic Pain The Drug-Free Way Phil Sizer 2018

The Pain-Free Mindset: 7 Steps to Taking Control and Overcoming Chronic Pain Deepak Ravindran Vermilion 2021

The Painful Truth: The new science of why we hurt and how we can heal Monty Lyman Bantam Press 2021

Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind Caroline Williams Profile Books 2021

Innovative Approaches to Chronic Pain: Understanding the Experience of Pain and Suffering and the Role of Healing. Peter Wemyss-Gordon Ed Kingsley 2020

Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation Christopher Eccleston OUP 2015

Books for professionals that may be of interest to patients

Hypnotic Techniques for Chronic Pain Management: Favorite Methods of Master Clinicians (Voices of Experience) Mark P. Jensen Denny Creek Press 2018

The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis Theory, Research, and Practice (Oxford Library of Psychology) Michael Nash and Amanda Barnier OUP 2012

Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis: An Evidence-Based Approach Irving Kirsch and Steven Jay Lynn American Psychological Association 2006

Recent reviews of evidence for hypnosis in treating pain

The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials Trevor Thompson, Devin B Terhune, Charlotte Oram, Joseph Sharangparni, Rommana Rouf, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 99, 298-310, 2019

Hypnosis and the Alleviation of Clinical Pain: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis Leonard S Milling, Keara E Valentine, Lindsey M LoStimolo, Alyssa M Nett, Hannah S McCarley International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1-26, 2021

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