Publications

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 8 - Singing the Blues We’ve talked around depression, discussing anger, hopelessness, anxiety, and fear, but we’ve not directly mentioned it. Yet a common friend of chronic pain is often depression. We can give up hope of ever being free from pain; sometimes [...]

October 15th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 7 - Feeling Grateful for Taking the Next Breath Gratitude is another important quality to cultivate as it brings peace inside our hearts. Gratitude fosters resilience through calmness, making us better at handling adversity. Who does not have adversity in their lives? Gratitude [...]

October 10th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 6 - Practical Methods to Overcome Anger and Cool Down In order to reduce anger, reflecting on the disadvantages cultivates conviction, strengthening our resolve to practice tolerance. This is the same as dealing with any addiction such as smoking or drinking too much [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 5 - Transforming Negativity Through Mindful Inner Work Regarding the emotional component of chronic pain, it is important to work on combating negativity, cynicism, doubt, and suspicion. This type of inner work often gets to the root of our pain and suffering. It [...]

September 28th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 4 - Meditation to Get Into the Groove Meditation is training the mind to be more focused in the present moment. It is training the mind and heart to be calmer, happy, and positive. A deeper type of meditation explores who we really [...]

September 24th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 2

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 2 - Early Socioeconomic Causes of the Opiate Epidemic In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick at Boston University’s School of Medicine wrote a five-sentence Letter to the Editor that was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. In 100 words, Jick wrote that [...]

September 4th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 2

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 1

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 1 - THE COMPLEXITY OF CHRONIC PAIN We all know the experience of pain, but few of us know what it really is.  Thus our approach to treatment is often one-dimensional -- drugs. Yet pain has many dimensions. There is the sensation of [...]

August 26th, 2017|Publications, Teachings|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 1

TURNING A MINUS INTO A PLUS

Is optimism or pessimism something we are born with?  Can we change it?  Does it matter? This link to an article in the New York Times discusses these questions.  Recent research in meditation, psychology, and neuroscience has shown that your attitude has significant effects on your health, and even the most accomplished pessimist can learn [...]

August 10th, 2017|Empathy & Kindness, Meditation & Health, Publications|Comments Off on TURNING A MINUS INTO A PLUS

POSITIVE EDUCATION IN THE WORLD

You can read the latest IPEN World Government Summit report on "the State of Positive Education in the World" Read Report   You can read the article from the British Journal of General Practice on "Incorporating mindfulness into medical practice" Read article

February 26th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on POSITIVE EDUCATION IN THE WORLD

RAJ SISODIA – FIRMS OF ENDEARMENT

Today's greatest companies are fueled by passion and purpose, not cash. They earn large profits by helping all thier stakeholders thrive: customers, investors, employees, partners, communities, and society. These rare, authentic firms of endearment act in powerfully positive ways that stakeholders recognize, value, admire, and even love. They make the world better by the way [...]

August 4th, 2016|Publications|Comments Off on RAJ SISODIA – FIRMS OF ENDEARMENT