4 practice CD’s, Series 1
Jon Kabat Zinn
Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH
A New Harbinger Self-help Workbook
Relaxation cd’s with music, sounds, or narration can be found at bookstores, music stores, department store kiosks and on the internet (just Google relaxation). Two sites that offer biofeedback resources, including books and cd’s are:
E-Z air is a computer application that can assist your breathing rate and pattern to allow initiation of proper relaxation responses. Go to www.BFE.org and click on “download E-Z air plus”. The Stens Breath Metronome is another application from Stens Corporation.
Emwave or StressEraser are similar products, and provide a compact tool for monitoring and training heart rate variability, the key indicator for the body’s relaxation response. Check out www.heartmath.com for the emwave unit, or go to http://stresseraser.com.
There are two PC based programs that are designed to aid relaxation by helping you activate your parasympathetic nervous system through proper breathing and cognitive focusing techniques:
Stens Corporation and Bio-Medical both have hand temperature training units. The ability to increase your skin temperature is a good indicator that you are initiating a relaxation response.
International Spine and Pain Institute - Free information for patients and therapists.
American Academy of Pain Medicine – 847-375-4731 Search: Find a physician
American Academy of Pain Management – 209-533-9744 Search: Find a pain professional
American Chronic Pain Association – 800-533-3231
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Search: Physiatrists
StopPain.org - Website of NY Beth Israel Hospital
Chronic Pain Care - Workbook and other resources for persons with pain
CARF website Provider list For drug addiction issues related to Pain Management search Behavioral Health, Outpatient Treatment, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Behavioral Health: Detoxification - Alcohol and Other Drugs.