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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom continues his discussion with Dr. Howard Schubiner, Director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He explains the specific techniques he uses to help patients heal from chronic pain, including helping patients change the neural circuits that govern their experience of pain, and working with them to develop greater emotional awareness and the ability to express and feel their emotions rather than suppress them. An important element of treatment focuses on forgiveness and letting go of the anger that can sustain chronic pain.
Dr. Howard Schubiner is an internist and the director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and a Clinical Professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has authored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and books, and lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Schubiner is the author of three books: Unlearn Your Pain, Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression, and Hidden From View, written with Dr. Allan Abbass. Dr. Schubiner lives in the Detroit area with his wife of thirty-seven years and has two adult children. Learn more at www.unlearnyourpain.com.