Paving Your Recovery With Pain Science
Today we’ll be debunking pain through a patient’s perspective using a pain science lens. So if you’re in pain, know someone in pain, or a healthcare provider who cares for people in pain, listen up 👂because this episode’s for you.
Alright so If you could see me right now, I’m smiling from ear to ear because I’ve got the honor to have Joletta Belton on the show today.
Joletta Belton is the co-founder of the Endless Possibilities Initiative, a nonprofit with a mission of empowering people with pain to live well through experiential learning workshops and retreats, and a pain blogger at MyCuppaJo.com where she reflects on her lived experience of pain through a pain science lens. Both projects were born of her own experiences living with ongoing pain, her academic background in psychology, neuroscience, and human movement, and her work in paramedicine, wellness and fitness, and coaching youth and adults with disabilities or disadvantages. She shares what she has learned of the science through her own story to provide hope and empowerment to people living with pain and insights into the lived experience of pain and recovery to practitioners. In early 2018 Joletta has been on a patient perspective panel at the San Diego Pain Summit, a breakout session leader and co-presenter with pain physician Dr. Chris Caldwell at the Montana Pain Conference, and a speaker at the Paincloud Convention in Oslo, Norway.
Information that no one is telling you
How pain is more than just an issue in your tissues
The most important thing you can do to help yourself live beyond pain
What it’s like living with pain through a patient’s perspective
That not all the answers are in science
How choosing the right providers who listen to your story, understand pain and can explain it to you is a major game changer
That you have permission to get back to life, to live again
How negative language and explanations can be more harmful than helpful
That you’re adaptable, strong, resilient and courageous despite what others have told you
You’re not alone
What you can do to help your recovery
A boatload of FREE resources to supercharge your knowledge and perspective on pain