The Meaning of Pain What It Is, Why We Feel It, and How to Overcome It

Paperback (16 May 2019) | English

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We all fear pain and we will do almost anything to avoid it. We take to our beds, swallow pills, even submit to surgery and think we are solving the problem. But what if everything you thought you knew about pain turned out to be wrong or only half the truth?

In The Meaning of Pain, renowned osteopath Nick Potter draws on insights from biology, evolution and social behaviour to present a radical new understanding of pain and why we feel it.

Although pain is unpleasant, it is essential - nature's way of alerting us to danger - and is often a sign that something is out of balance in our lives. Stress and anxiety corrode our health in hidden ways and, as Potter shows, understanding this is crucial to treating pain.

In this sage and enlightening book, drawing on 25 years of clinical experience and success stories from his consulting room, Potter presents a timely, compelling roadmap for wellbeing, showing us how to break the vicious cycle of stress, pain and anxiety before the damage is done.

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Short Books

Short Books

Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books has established itself as a publisher of first-class, entertaining fiction and non-fiction. Notable successes have included bestselling Amo, amas, amat… And all that by Harry Mount, The Social Animal by David Brooks, The J.M Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society by Barbara J. Zitwer and The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. We are a small company, and pride ourselves on being light on our feet – thereby making a success of potentially high-risk or less obvious titles that the larger houses would turn down without a second look. Take, for example, the ground-breaking eco-/social regeneration book, Change the World for a Fiver, which has now sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780723907
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Imprint: Short Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.0472
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5203
Number of pages: 243
Weight: 280g
Height: 134mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 21mm