Jackie Gardner-Nix, MD, PhD, is a chronic pain consultant in the Department of Anesthesia and the Pain Clinic of St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, ON, Canada, and the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Sunnybrook Health Services Centre, also in Toronto. She is assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesia, at the University of Toronto. Gardner-Nix is internationally renowned for her ability in managing chronic pain through expert use of medications.
Lucie Costin-Hall, MA, currently works with Jackie Gardner-Nix as a cofacilitator of the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM) workshops for patients at two teaching hospitals in Toronto Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.
“Dr. Jackie’s book provides a holistic approach to help people manage and cope with their daily pain. The Mindfulness Solution to Pain provides hope to anyone who is suffering and losing function as a result of constant pain.” — Sol Stern, MD, chairman of Palliative Care at Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville, ON, Canada
“The Mindfulness Solution to Pain is a very practical and valuable addition to the toolbox of strategies for patients living with pain.” — Roman D. Jovey, MD, past president of the Canadian Pain Society
“So often, chronic pain can be a life-destroying event that the medical world seems ill-equipped to manage. This is a wonderful guidebook for those who want strategies that do not simply make their pain better, but make themselves better with their pain.” — Pam Squire, MD, assistant clinical professor at the University of British Columbia
“This book presents an attractive compilation of procedures to try. There are so many patients in pain.” — Ronald Melzack, Ph.D.
“Chronic pain is common, disabling, and exhausting. Pain medications provide partial relief, but may not improve function or overall quality of life. What I like most about this book is that the authors embrace conventional approaches to pain management, but recognize that often this is not enough to allow pain sufferers to get on with their lives. Gardner-Nix and Costin-Hall provide an important alternative — mindfulness and meditation techniques that can revitalize the lives of those suffering with chronic pain. The Mindfulness Solution to Pain is presented with clarity and elegance, and I highly recommend this book to all chronic pain sufferers who need a boost to get their lives back on track.” — Dwight Moulin, MD, Earl Russell Chair of Pain Management at the University of Western Ontario