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“Acupuncture for Chronic Pain” Vickers, A. & Linde, K. (2014). Acupuncture for chronic pain. JAMA, 311(9),955-956. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285478
“Laser Acupuncture in Children with Headache: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Bicenter Placebo-Controlled Trial” Gottschling, S., Meyer, S., Gribova, I., Distler, L., Berrang, J., Gortner, L., … Shamdeen, M. G. (2008). Laser acupuncture in children with headache: A double-blind, randomized, bicenter placebo-controlled trial. Pain, 137(2), 405-412. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2007.10.004
“Predictors of Acupuncture Use Among Children and Adolescents with Cancer” Chokshi S.K., Ladas E.J., Taromina K., McDaniel D., Rooney D., Jin Z., Hsu W-C., and Kelly KM. (2017) Predictors of acupuncture use among children and adolescents with cancer. Pediatric Blood Cancer, 64:e26424. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26424
“Laser Acupuncture in Children with Headache: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Bicenter Placebo-Controlled Trial” Gottschling, S., Meyer, S., Gribova, I., Distler, L., Berrang, J., Gortner, L., … Shamdeen, M. G. (2008). Laser acupuncture in children with headache: A double-blind, randomized, bicenter placebo-controlled trial. Pain, 137(2), 405-412. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2007.10.004
Animal-Assisted Therapy as Pain Relief Intervention for Children” Braun, C., Stangler, T., Narveson, J., & Pettingell, S. (2009). Animal-assisted therapy as pain relief intervention for children. Complement. Therapies in Clinical Practice, 15(2), 105-109.
“Animal-Assisted Therapy at an Outpatient Pain Management Clinic” Marcus, D. A., Bernstein, C. D., Constantin, J. M., Kunkel, F. A., Breuer, P., & Hanlon, R. B. (2012). Animal-assisted therapy at an outpatient pain management clinic. Pain Medicine, 13(1), 45-57. doi:https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/article/13/1/45/1854248
“Canine Visitation (Pet) Therapy Pilot Data on Decrease in Child Pain Perception” Sobo, E. J., Eng, B., & Kassity-Krich, N. (2006). Canine Visitation (Pet) Therapy Pilot Data on Decrease in Child Pain Perception. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 24(1), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010105280112
“Pilot Study of Therapy Dog Visits for Inpatient Youth with Cancer” Chubak, J., Hawkes, R., Dudzik, C., Foose-Foster, J.M., Eaton, L., Johnson, R.H., Macpherson, C.F. (2017). Pilot study of therapy dog visits for inpatient youth with cancer. J. Pediatr. Oncol. Nurs. Off. J. Assoc. Pediatr. Oncol. Nurses, 34, 331–341.https://doi.org/10.1177/1043454217712983
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
We Love Our Dogs! Animal support is everything during times of self-isolation. Pets remind us every day to appreciate the little things. Watch this dog proudly carry her stick all the way home!
“Art Therapy for Chronic Pain: Applications and Future Directions” Angheluta, A., & Lee, B. K. (2011). Art therapy for chronic pain: Applications and future directions. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 45(2), 112-131. Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59289
“Creative Arts Therapy Improves Quality of Life for Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy” Madden, J. R., Mowry, P., Gao, D., Mcguire Cullen, P., & Foreman, N. K. (2010). Creative arts therapy improves quality of life for pediatric brain tumor patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(3), 133-145. doi:10.1177/1043454209355452
Emily’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Caroline Caroline interviews Emily about her creative healing, which includes drawing cartoons she calls “buddies.” Emily shares how she comes up with her characters and how much they have meant to her during her chronic pain journey. Both Caroline and Emily are on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board!
Naomi’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Natalie Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi’s creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal. Both girls are members of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and look forward to sharing more stories of strong and creative young people!
Nina’s Art and Yoga Recommendations Nina Matthews is an art therapist and Iyengar Yoga instructor. She shares some simple yoga poses you can do while at-home. Nina also has an empowering, pain-related art therapy prompt that can help you reimagine your sensations. Her insights about this quarantine and creative ways to manage this transition is a must see!
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
Relax While Painting in Quarantine Painting is a creative way to spend your time – but it is also relaxing and meditative to watch! This is how one of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board members spent her afternoon in quarantine.
Ted’s Healing Through Art and His Series “Scarred for Life” Ted Meyer is the Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He shares his memories as a young child with chronic health issues and the magic that art has brought into his life. He uses his personal experiences (in both the medical and art worlds) to engage medical students and challenge our next generation of doctors to embrace the patient-perspective. Ted has an amazing series, called “Scarred for Life,” where he takes prints of people’s scars and creates beautiful artwork that honors the pre- and post-scar narrative.
“How the Brain Shapes Pain and Links Ouch with Emotion” King N. (Host). (2019, May 20). How the brain shapes pain and links ouch with emotion [Radio program]. In J. Greenhalgh (Producer), Morning Edition. Washington, D.C.: NPR.
“Pain Rescue Team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope in Terrible Times” Greene, D. (Host). (2019, August 5). Pain rescue team helps seriously ill kids cope in terrible times [Radio program]. In J. Greenhalgh (Producer), Morning Edition. Washington, D.C.: NPR
Body Scan with Sara We are used to checking-in with our friends, family, and loved ones… when was the last time you checked-in with yourself? Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD, CPsych, leads us in a short body scan. What will you discover?
Dorian’s Soothing Ukulele Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take a moment and listen to Dorian play his ukulele. It is sure to help ground you in the moment… nothing like a good tune to cheer ya up!
Kathryn’s “Balloon” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Balloon.” Use your breath and imagination to take you on a journey, as you fly with your balloon up and through the sky. What will you notice from above?
Kathryn’s “Chakras” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Chakras.” Take a moment to feel fresh new energy and strength by channeling your inner Chakras.
Kathryn’s “Ocean of Calm” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her Guided Imagery “Ocean of Calm.” This can be a great tool for anyone who needs to take a moment and escape to the calm, serene scene of an ocean. So sit back and relax into the waves…
Sophrology with Sabine This is an audio segment of a Sophrology exercise taken from a full interview with Sabine Combrie, PT, CST. If you are interested in learning more about Sophrology please watch the full video on this channel titled “Sabine’s Sophrology Approach.” If you would like to just sample what Sophrology is then lay down, take a deep breath, and click play!
“Restoration of Vagal Tone: A Possible Mechanism for Functional Abdominal Pain” Sowder, E., Gevirtz, R., Shapiro, W., & Ebert, C. (2010). Restoration of vagal tone: A possible mechanism for functional abdominal pain. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35(3), 199-206. doi:10.1007/s10484-010-9128-8
“Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal” Zeltzer, L., Zeltzer, P. (2016). Pain in children and young adults: The journey back to normal. Encino, CA: Shilysca Press.
“PAIN: An Owner’s Manual” Huston, G. (2015). PAIN: An owner’s manual. Los Angeles, CA: Teen Pain Press.
“Vienna’s Waiting” Huston, G. (2011). Vienna’s waiting. Los Angeles, CA: Teen Pain Press.
“CAM Therapies Among Primary Care Patients Using Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain” Fleming, S., Rabago, D.P., Mundt, M.P., & Fleming, M.F. (2007). CAM therapies among primary care patients using opioid therapy for chronic pain. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 7(15), 1. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-15
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Children: An Analysis of the Recent Literature” Snyder, J., & Brown, P. (2012). Complementary and alternative medicine in children: An analysis of the recent literature. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 24(4), 539-546. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e328355a214
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine in US Medical Schools” Cowen, V.S., & Cyr, V. (2015). Complementary and alternative medicine in US medical schools. Adv. Med. Educ. Pract., 6, 113–117. https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S69761
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007” Barnes, P.M., Bloom, B., & Nahin, R.L. (2008). Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults and children: United States, 2007. National Center for Health Statistics, 12, 1-23
“Disclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Conventional Medical Providers: Variation by Race/Ethnicity and type of CAM” Chao, M. T., Wade, C., & Kronenberg, F. (2008). Disclosure of complementary and alternative medicine to conventional medical providers: Variation by race/ethnicity and type of cam. Journal of the National Medical Association. 100(11), 1341-1349. doi: 10.1016/s0027-9684(15)31514-5
“Paediatric Pain Management: Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine” Evans, S., Tsao, J. C., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2008). Paediatric pain management: Using complementary and alternative medicine. Reviews in Pain, 2(1), 14-20. doi:10.1177/204946370800200104
“Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults – United States, 2016” Dahlhamer , J., Lucas, J., Zelaya, C., Nahin R, Mackey, S., DeBar, L., … Helmick, C. (2018). Prevalence of chronic pain and high impact chronic pain among adults – United States, 2016. MMWR. 67:1001-1006. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6736a2
“Prevalence of Complementary Medicine Use in Pediatric Cancer: A Systematic Review” Bishop, F. L., Prescott, P., Chan, Y. K., Saville, J., Elm, E. V., & Lewith, G. T. (2010). Prevalence of complementary medicine use in pediatric cancer: A systematic review. Pediatrics, 125(4), 768–776. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-177
“The Use of Complementary and Alternative Health Practices Among Children” Loman, Deborah (2003). The use of complementary and alternative health practices among children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 17(2), 58-63.https://doi.org/10.1067/mph.2003.29
“Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Children in the United States” Davis, M. P., & Darden, P. M. (2003). Use of complementary and alternative medicine by children in the United States. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 157(4), 393-396. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.4.393
“Use of Complementary Therapy by Adolescents with Asthma” Reznik M, Ozuah PO, Franco K, Cohen R, Motlow F. Use of complementary therapy by adolescents with asthma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(10):1042–1044.doi:10.1001/archpedi.156.10.1042
“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain” Lim, J., Choi, S., Lee, W., Jang, J., Moon, J., Kim, Y., & Kang, D. (2018). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with chronic pain. Implications of gender differences in empathy. Medicine, 97(23), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010867
“Web-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Pain in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Protocol of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial from the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC)” Palmero, T.M, Murray, C., Homer, A., Maisam, A.H., Bradley, B., Bellin, M.D., Ellery, K., Fishman, D.S., Gariepy, C.E., Giefer, M.J, Goday, P., Gonska, T., Heyman, M.B, Hsain, S.Z., Lin, T.K., Liu, Q.Y., Mascarenhas, M.R., Maqbool, A., McFerron, B….& Uc, Aliye on behalf of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. (2020). Web-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain in pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial from the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer (CPDPC). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 88. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2019.105898
“Chronic Pain in Adolescence and Internalizing Mental Health Disorders: A Nationally Representative Study” Noel, M., Groenewald, C. B., Beals-Erickson, S. E., Thomas Gebert, J., & Palermo, T. M. (2016). Chronic pain in adolescence and internalizing mental health disorders: A nationally representative study. Pain, 157(6), 1333-1338. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000522
“Create and Connect” with Tiffany Antoci Tiffany Antoci is an actress, writer, and producer whose mission is to combat bullying. She is the President of Strength Behind Stars, a nonprofit focused on building kinder schools by promoting tolerance, respect, and self-esteem. As a UCLA graduate, she has worked in many elementary schools setting up kindness programs, providing curriculum and compassion activities, and conflict/resolution ideas.
“Double-Exposure to Acute Stress and Chronic Family Stress is Associated with Immune Changes in Children with Asthma” Marin, T. J., Chen, E., Munch, J. A., & Miller, G. E. (2009). Double-exposure to acute stress and chronic family stress is associated with immune changes in children with asthma. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(4), 378-384. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e318199dbc3
“Mental Health Comorbidities in Pediatric Chronic Pain: A Narrative Review of Epidemiology, Models, Neurobiological Mechanisms and Treatment” Vinall, J., Pavlova, M., Asmundson, G., Rasic, N., & Noel, M. (2016). Mental health comorbidities in pediatric chronic pain: A narrative review of epidemiology, models, neurobiological mechanisms and treatment. Children,3(4), 40. doi:10.3390/children3040040
“Relationship Between School Absenteeism and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents with Juvenile Fibromyalgia” Kashikar-Zuck, S., Jonston, M., Ting, T. V., Graham, B. T., Lynch-Jordam, A. M., Verkamp, E., Passo, M., Shikler, K. N., Hashkes, P. J., Spalding, S., Banez, G., Richards, M. M., Powers, S. W., Arnold, L. M., & Lovell, D. (2010). Relationship between school absenteeism and depressive symptoms among adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 35(9), 996-1004. doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsq020
Matt’s Original Song – “Civil War” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote the song “Civil War” about his journey with chronic pain and depression. *LYRICS BELOW* talk about fear and doubt stemming from feeling like his “thoughts can’t navigate this maze.”
“Psychosocial Benefits of Cooking Interventions: A Systematic Review” Farmer, N., Touchton-Leonard, K., & Ross, A. (2017). Psychosocial benefits of cooking interventions: A systematic review. Health Education and Behavior, 45(2), 167-180. doi:10.1177/1090198117736352
Marisa’s Chocolate chyp Cookie Recipe Marisa is on our Youth Advisory Board and uses cooking as her creative healing. Here is her chocolate chyp cookie recipe for you to try at home for your “Self-Care Sunday”!
Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Dance Movement Workshop – Follow Along! As we are all home-bound during this difficult COV-19 time, chyp continues to bring creative healing to you! Two members of our Arts Council (professional ballerina, Anatalia Hordov, and dance movement therapist, Dr. Anya Griffin) led this special dance movement workshop over Zoom. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time exploring comfortable movement – you can even do it while seated! Feel free to follow along from home, while listening to your body and modifying when needed!
“What is Drama Therapy?” North American Drama Therapy Association. (n.d.). What is drama therapy? Retrieved from https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy.html
“A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Chronic Pain” Nelson, S. M., Cunningham, N. R., & Kashikar-Zuck, S. (2017). A conceptual framework for understanding the role of adverse childhood experiences in pediatric chronic pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 33(3), 264-270. doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000397
“Characterizing the pain narratives of parents and youth with chronic pain“ Noel, M., Beals-Erickson, S. E., Law, E. F., Alberts, N., & Palermo, T. M. (2016). Characterizing the pain narratives of parents and youth with chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 32(10), 849-858. http://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000346
“Associations Between Parent and Child Pain and Functioning in a Pediatric Chronic Pain Sample: A Mixed Methods Approach” Evans, S., Meldrum, M., Tsao, J.C., Fraynt, R., & Zeltzer, L.K. (2010a). Associations between parent and child pain and functioning in a pediatric chronic pain sample: A mixed methods approach. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 9(1), 11–21. doi: 10.1515/IJDHD.2010.003
“Attachment Dimensions and Young Children’s Response to Pain” Walsh, T., Mcgrath, P., & Symons, D. (2008). Attachment dimensions and young children’s response to pain. Pain Research and Management, 13(1), 33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.acpain.2008.05.040
“Chronic Pain and Its Impact on Quality of Life in Adolescents and Their Families” Hunfeld, J. A. M., Perquin, C. W., Duivenvoorden, H. J., Hazebroek-Kampschreur, A. A. J. M., Passchier, J., van Suijlekom-Smit, L. W. A., & van der Wouden, J. C. (2001). Chronic pain and its impact on quality of life in adolescents and their families. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26(3), 145–153. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/26.3.145
“Dyadic Analysis of Child and Parent Trait and State Pain Catastrophizing in the Process of Children’s Pain Communication” Birnie, K. A., Chambers, C. T., Chorney, J., Fernandez, C. V., & McGrath, P. J. (2016). Dyadic analysis of child and parent trait and state pain catastrophizing in the process of children’s pain communication. PAIN. 157(4), 938-938. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000461
“Family and Parent Influences on Pediatric Chronic Pain: A Developmental Perspective” Palermo, Valrie, & Karlson. (2014). Family and parent influences on pediatric chronic pain: A developmental perspective. American Psychologist, 69(2):142-152. doi: 10.1037/a0035216
“Pain, Disability, and Symptoms Among Siblings of Children with Functional Abdominal Pain” Guite, J.W., Lobato, D.J., Shalon, L., Plante, W., & Kao, B.T. (2007). Pain, disability, and symptoms among siblings of children with functional abdominal pain. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 28(1), 2-8. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3180307c26
“Parent and Family Factors in Pediatric Chronic Pain and Disability: An Integrative Approach” Palermo, T. M., & Chambers, C. T. (2005). Parent and family factors in pediatric chronic pain and disability: An integrative approach. Pain, 119(1-3), 1–4. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2005.10.027
“Parental Response to Child Illness Behavior” Walker, L. S., & Zeman, J. L. (1992). Parental response to child illness behavior. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 17(1), 49-71. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/17.1.49
“Parents of Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pain” Palermo, T.M. & Eccleston, C. (2009). Parents of children and adolescents with chronic pain. Pain, 146(1–2):15–17. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.05.009.
“Parents’ Experience When Their Child Has Chronic Abdominal Pain: A Qualitative Study in Norway” Brodwall, A., Glavin, K., & Lagerløv, P. (2018). Parents’ experience when their child has chronic abdominal pain: A qualitative study in Norway. BMJ Open, 8(5), 1-6. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021066
Arika’s Story of Parenting a Non-Verbal Son with Autism and Chronic Pain Arika opens up about her family’s journey with a son who has Autism and Chronic Pain. He is non-verbal, but her and her wife are still able to give him the relief that he needs, including a sensory room they are designing for him in the garage (since the COVID-19 quarantine has provided limited options for activity).
Dorian and Lavender’s Journey with Sickle Cell Anemia Dorian and his mother, Lavender, share what they have learned from their journey with Sickle Cell Anemia and Chronic Pain (including how they navigated the school system!). They stress the importance of doing what you can to help yourself… and others.
Gabi’s Message to Not Give Up Hope Gabi is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and shares an important message about not giving up hope, from the perspective of a parent with a child in chronic pain.
Lilly’s Story of Parenting a Teen with Chronic Pain Lilly openly discusses the challenges she faces while parenting a daughter with chronic pain, including having to determine what moods are based on “normal” teenage hormones and stress is stemming from the pain itself. Lilly is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and hopes that sharing her story will help other parents feel like they are not alone.
Lynn’s Story of Parenting 2 Daughters with Chronic Pain Lynn shares the story of her two daughters who have chronic pain. She discusses her support system, and the crucial role that her own family and friends played throughout this process.
Natalie’s Story About Educating a Peer About Her Chronic Pain Natalie (13) shares a story about when she had to educate a peer about her pain. She explains that her chronic pain is different and more complex than what most people think. Natalie is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board.
“A Case-Control Study of the Health and Well-Being Benefits of Allotment Gardening” Wood, C. J., Pretty, J., & Griffin, M. (2016). A case-control study of the health and well-being benefits of allotment gardening. Journal of Public Health. 38(3), 336-344. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv146
“Allotment Gardening and Health: A Comparative Survey Among Allotment Gardeners and Their Neighbors without an Allotment” Van den Berg, A. E., van Winsum-Westra, M., de Vries, S. & van Dillen, S. ME. (2010). Allotment gardening and health: A comparative survey among allotment gardeners and their neighbors without an allotment. Environmental Health. 9(74). doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-9-74
“Effects of Horticultural Therapy on Mood and Heart Rates in Patients Participating in an Inpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program” Wichrowski, M., Whiteson, J., Haas, F., Mola, A., & Rey, M.J. (2005). Effects of horticultural therapy on mood and heart rates in patients participating in an inpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. J. Cardiopulm. Rehabil. Prev., 25: 270-274.
“Exposure to Neighborhood Green Space and Mental Health” Beyer, K. M., Kaltenbach, A., Szabo, A., Bogar, S., Nieto, F. J., & Malecki, K. M. (2014). Exposure to neighborhood green space and mental health: Evidence from the survey of the health of Wisconsin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(3), 3453-3472. doi:10.3390/ijerph110303453
“Extinction of Experience: The Loss of Human-Nature Interactions” Soga, M., & Gaston K. J. (2016). Extinction of experience: The loss of human-nature interactions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14, 94-101. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1225
“Gardening is Beneficial for Health: A Meta Analysis” Soga, M., Gaston, K. J., & Yamaura, Y. (2017). Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta analysis. Prescriptive Medicine Reports. 5, 92-99. 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.11.007
“Influence of an Outdoor Garden on Mood and Stress in Older Persons” Rodiek, S. (2002). Influence of an outdoor garden on mood and stress in older persons. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 18, 13-21. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228475283_Influence_of_an_outdoor_garden_on_mood_and_stress_in_older_adults
“Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Assessment of Consequence and Risks” Savage, S. R. (1996). Long-Term opioid therapy: Assessment of consequence and risks. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 11(5), 274-286
“Nature and Health” Hartig, T., Mitchell, R., de Vries, S., & Frumkin, H. (2014). Nature and health. Annual Review of Public Health. 35, 207-28. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182443
“The Relationship Between Gardening and Depression Among Individuals with Disabilities” Wilson, J. F., & Christensen, K. M. (2011). The relationship between gardening and depression among individuals with disabilities. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 21(2), 28-41. doi:10.1080/01634370802137876
“Therapeutic Horticulture in Clinical Depression: A Prospective Study of Active Components” Gonzalez, M. T., Hartig, T., Patil, G. G., Martinsen, E. W. & Kirkevold, M. (2010). Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression: A prospective study of active components. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66(9), 2002-2013. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05383.x
“What are the Benefits of Interacting with Nature” Keniger, L. E., Gaston, K. J., Irvine, K. N., & Fuller, R. A. (2013). What are the benefits of interacting with nature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 10(3), 913-935.
“Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Pain Disorders in Head, Abdomen, Muscles and Joints” Friedrichsdorf, S.J., Giordano, J., Dakoji, K.D., Warmuth, A., Daughtry, C., & Schulz, C.A. (2016). Chronic pain in children and adolescents: Diagnosis and treatment of primary pain disorders in head, abdomen, muscles and joints. Children (Basel), 3(4), 42. doi: 10.3390/children3040042
“Clinical Realities and Economic Considerations: Patient Selection in Intrathecal Therapy” Krames, E.S., & Olson, K.O. (1997). Clinical realities and economic considerations: Patient selection in intrathecal therapy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 14 (3) (Suppl. 1), S3-13. doi: 10.1016/s0885-3924(97)00166-8
“Coping with Stress During Childhood and Adolescence: Problems, Progress, and Potential in Theory and Research” Compas, B.E., Connor-Smith, J.K., Saltzman, H., Thomsen, A.H., & Wadsworth, M.E. (2001). Coping with stress during childhood and adolescence: Problems, progress, and potential in theory and research. Psychological Bulletin, 127(1), 87-127. doi: 10.1037//0033-2909.127.1.87
“Functional Abdominal Pain in Childhood and Adolescence Increases Chronic Pain in Adulthood” Walker, L. S., Dengler-Crish, C. M., Rippel, S., & Bruehl, S. (2010). Functional abdominal pain in childhood and adolescence increases chronic pain in adulthood. Pain, 150(3), 568-572. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.06.018
“Heart Rate Variability as a Biomarker for Autonomic Nervous System Response Differences Between Children with Chronic Pain and Healthy Control Children” Evans, S., Seidman, L. C., Tsao, J. C., Lung, K. C., Zeltzer, L. K., & Naliboff, B. D. (2013). Heart rate variability as a biomarker for autonomic nervous system response differences between children with chronic pain and healthy control children. Journal of Pain Research, 2013(6), 449-457. doi:10.2147/JPR.S43849
“Integrated Medical-Behavioral Care Compared with Usual Primary Care for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health a Meta-Analysis” Rosenbaum Asarnow, J., Rozenman, M., Wiblin, J., & Zeltzer, L. (2015). Integrated medical-behavioral care compared with usual primary care for child and adolescent behavioral health a meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(10), 929-937. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1141.
“Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Assessment of Consequence and Risks” Savage, S. R. (1996). Long-Term opioid therapy: Assessment of consequence and risks. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 11(5), 274-286
“Pain Among Children and Adolescents: Restrictions in Daily Living and Triggering Factors” Roth-Isigkeit, A., Thyen, U., Stoven, H., Schwarzenberger, J., & Schmuker, P. (2005). Pain among children and adolescents: Restrictions in daily living and triggering factors. Pediatrics, 115(2), 152-162. doi:10.1542/peds.2004-0682
“Pain in Children and Adolescents: A Common Experience” Perquin, C. W., Hazebroek-Kampschreur, A. J., Hunfeld, J. A., Bohnen, A. M., van Suijlekom-Smit, L. W., Passchier, J., & van der Wouden, J. C. (2000). Pain in children and adolescents: A common experience. Pain, 87(1), 51-58. doi:10.1016/s0304-3959(00)00269-4
“Predictors of Recurrent Abdominal Pain Among 9 to 15-year-old Urban School-Children in Malaysia” Boey, C. C. M., & Goh, K.L. (2001). Predictors of recurrent abdominal pain among 9 to 15-year-old urban school-children in Malaysia. Acta Paediatrica, 90(3), 353–355. doi:10.1080/080352501300067839
“Predisposing and Provoking Factors in Childhood Headache” Anttila, P., Metsahonkala, L., Helenius, H., & Sillanpaa, M. (2000). Predisposing and provoking factors in childhood headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 40(5), 351–356. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2000.00053.x
“Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults – United States, 2016” Dahlhamer , J., Lucas, J., Zelaya, C., Nahin R, Mackey, S., DeBar, L., … Helmick, C. (2018). Prevalence of chronic pain and high impact chronic pain among adults – United States, 2016. MMWR. 67:1001-1006. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6736a2
“Prioritizing Pediatric Chronic Pain and Comprehensive Pain Treatment in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic” Martin, S. R., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2018). Prioritizing pediatric chronic pain and comprehensive pain treatment in the context of the opioid epidemic. Pain Management, 8(2), 67-70. doi:10.2217/pmt-2017-0072
“Reports of Chronic Pain in Childhood and Adolescence Among Patients at a Tertiary Care Pain Clinic” Hassett, A. L., Hilliard, P. E., Goesling, J., Clauw, D. J., Harte, S. E., & Brummett, C. M. (2013). Reports of chronic pain in childhood and adolescence among patients at a tertiary care pain clinic. The Journal of Pain, 14(11), 1390-1397. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2013.06.010
“School Impairments in Adolescents with Chronic Pain” Logan, D. E., Simon, L. E., Stein, M. J., & Chastain, L. (2008). School impairments in adolescents with chronic pain. The Journal of Pain. 9(5), 407-416. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2007.12.003
“The Epidemiology of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents Revisited: A Systematic Review” King, S., Chambers, C. T., Huguet, A., MacNevin, R. C., McGrath, P. J., Parker, L., & MacDonald, A. J. (2011). The epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents revisited: A systematic review. Pain, 152(12), 2729-2738. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2011.07.016
“The Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States Adults: Results of an Internet-Based Survey” Johannes, C. B., Le, T. K., Zhou, X., Johnston, J. A., & Dworkin, R. H. (2010). The prevalence of chronic pain in the United States adults: Results of an internet-based survey. The Journal of Pain, 11(11), 1230-1239. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2010.07.002
“The Prognosis of Childhood Headache: A 20-year Follow-Up” Brna, P., Dooley, J., Gordon, K., & Dewan, T. (2005). The prognosis of childhood headache: A 20-year follow-up. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 159(12), 1157-1160. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.12.1157
“The Severity of Chronic Pain: An Epidemiological Study” Huguet, A., & Miró, J. (2008). The severity of chronic pain: An epidemiological study. The Journal of Pain, 9(3), 226-236. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2007.10.015
“The Severity of Chronic Pain: An Epidemiological Study” Huguet, A., & Miró, J. (2008). The severity of chronic pain: An epidemiological study. The Journal of Pain, 9(3), 226-236. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2007.10.015
“Universal Precautions in Pain m Medicine: A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain” Douglas, L.G., Howard, A.H., Abdulaziz, A. (2005). Universal precautions in pain m medicine: A rational approach to the treatment of chronic pain. Pain Medicine, 6(2):107–112. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2005.05031.x
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Laura’s Story: From CRPS to Pre-Med Laura shares her extraordinary journey from a young girl searching for answers to her upcoming graduation (pre-med!). As our next generation of doctors are finding their way, Laura is going to use her unique perspective to prioritize patients and help them find their voices. This is a must-watch for anyone who has ever dealt with CRPS, chronic pain, or life in general!
What the Mind-Gut Connection Tells Us About IBS, Abdominal Pain, & Mood – Lecture The brain-gut dialogue has been recognized by ancient healing traditions. Western medicine has failed to appreciate this powerful connection. We now know that emotions, thoughts, diet, gut microbiome, and activities all communicate to impact belly pain.
“Catastrophizing Delays the Analgesic Effect of Distraction” Campbell, C.M., Witmer, K., Simango, M., Carteret, A., Loggia, M.L., Campbell, J.N., Haythornthwaite, J.A., & Edwards, R.R. (2010). Catastrophizing delays the analgesic effect of distraction. Pain, 149(2), 202-7.doi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.11.012
What the Mind-Gut Connection Tells Us About IBS, Abdominal Pain, & Mood – Lecture The brain-gut dialogue has been recognized by ancient healing traditions. Western medicine has failed to appreciate this powerful connection. We now know that emotions, thoughts, diet, gut microbiome, and activities all communicate to impact belly pain.
“A Case-Control Study of the Health and Well-Being Benefits of Allotment Gardening” Wood, C. J., Pretty, J., & Griffin, M. (2016). A case-control study of the health and well-being benefits of allotment gardening. Journal of Public Health. 38(3), 336-344. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv146
“A Randomized Trial of Yoga for Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome” Kuttner, L., Chambers, C.T., Hardial, J., Israel, D.M., Jacobson, K., & Evans, K. (2006). A randomized trial of yoga for adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. Pain Res. Manag., 11, 217–224.
“Acupuncture for Chronic Pain” Vickers, A. & Linde, K. (2014). Acupuncture for chronic pain. JAMA, 311(9),955-956. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285478
“Adjunctive Non-Pharmacological Analgesia for Invasive Medical Procedures: A Randomised Trial” Lang, E.V., Benotsch, E.G., Fick, L.J., Lutgendorf, S., Berbaum, M.L., Berbaum, K.S., Logan, H., & Spiegel, D. (2000). Adjunctive non-pharmacological analgesia for invasive medical procedures: A randomised trial. Lancet., 355,1486–1490. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02162-0
“Allotment Gardening and Health: A Comparative Survey Among Allotment Gardeners and Their Neighbors without an Allotment” Van den Berg, A. E., van Winsum-Westra, M., de Vries, S. & van Dillen, S. ME. (2010). Allotment gardening and health: A comparative survey among allotment gardeners and their neighbors without an allotment. Environmental Health. 9(74). doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-9-74
“An Outpatient Program in Behavioral Medicine for Chronic Pain Patients Based on the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation: Theoretical Considerations and Preliminary Results” Kabat-Zinn, J. (1982) An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation: Theoretical considerations and preliminary results. General Hospital Psychiatry. 4, 33-47. doi:10.1016/0163-8343(82)90026-3
“Animal-Assisted Therapy as Pain Relief Intervention for Children” Braun, C., Stangler, T., Narveson, J., & Pettingell, S. (2009). Animal-assisted therapy as pain relief intervention for children. Complement. Therapies in Clinical Practice, 15(2), 105-109.
“Animal-Assisted Therapy at an Outpatient Pain Management Clinic” Marcus, D. A., Bernstein, C. D., Constantin, J. M., Kunkel, F. A., Breuer, P., & Hanlon, R. B. (2012). Animal-assisted therapy at an outpatient pain management clinic. Pain Medicine, 13(1), 45-57. doi:https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/article/13/1/45/1854248
“Art Therapy for Chronic Pain: Applications and Future Directions” Angheluta, A., & Lee, B. K. (2011). Art therapy for chronic pain: Applications and future directions. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 45(2), 112-131. Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59289
“CAM Therapies Among Primary Care Patients Using Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain” Fleming, S., Rabago, D.P., Mundt, M.P., & Fleming, M.F. (2007). CAM therapies among primary care patients using opioid therapy for chronic pain. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 7(15), 1. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-15
“Canine Visitation (Pet) Therapy Pilot Data on Decrease in Child Pain Perception” Sobo, E. J., Eng, B., & Kassity-Krich, N. (2006). Canine Visitation (Pet) Therapy Pilot Data on Decrease in Child Pain Perception. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 24(1), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010105280112
“Catastrophizing Delays the Analgesic Effect of Distraction” Campbell, C.M., Witmer, K., Simango, M., Carteret, A., Loggia, M.L., Campbell, J.N., Haythornthwaite, J.A., & Edwards, R.R. (2010). Catastrophizing delays the analgesic effect of distraction. Pain, 149(2), 202-7.doi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.11.012
“Changes in Parent Psychological Flexibility After a One-Time Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Parents of Adolescents with Persistent Pain Conditions” Ruskin, D., Campbell, L., Stinson, J., & Kohut, S. A. (2018). Changes in parent psychological flexibility after a one-time mindfulness-based intervention for parents of adolescents with persistent pain conditions. Children,5(9), 121. doi:10.3390/children5090121
“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain” Lim, J., Choi, S., Lee, W., Jang, J., Moon, J., Kim, Y., & Kang, D. (2018). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with chronic pain. Implications of gender differences in empathy. Medicine, 97(23), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010867
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Children: An Analysis of the Recent Literature” Snyder, J., & Brown, P. (2012). Complementary and alternative medicine in children: An analysis of the recent literature. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 24(4), 539-546. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e328355a214
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine in US Medical Schools” Cowen, V.S., & Cyr, V. (2015). Complementary and alternative medicine in US medical schools. Adv. Med. Educ. Pract., 6, 113–117. https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S69761
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007” Barnes, P.M., Bloom, B., & Nahin, R.L. (2008). Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults and children: United States, 2007. National Center for Health Statistics, 12, 1-23
“Creative Arts Therapy Improves Quality of Life for Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy” Madden, J. R., Mowry, P., Gao, D., Mcguire Cullen, P., & Foreman, N. K. (2010). Creative arts therapy improves quality of life for pediatric brain tumor patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(3), 133-145. doi:10.1177/1043454209355452
“Disclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Conventional Medical Providers: Variation by Race/Ethnicity and type of CAM” Chao, M. T., Wade, C., & Kronenberg, F. (2008). Disclosure of complementary and alternative medicine to conventional medical providers: Variation by race/ethnicity and type of cam. Journal of the National Medical Association. 100(11), 1341-1349. doi: 10.1016/s0027-9684(15)31514-5
“Effect of Iyengar Yoga Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain” Williams, K. A., Petronis, J., Smith, D., Goodrich, D., Wu, J., Ravi, N., … Steinberg, L. (2005). Effect of Iyengar yoga therapy for chronic low back pain. Pain, 115(1-2), 107-117. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2005.02.016
“Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Chronic, Non-Malignant Pain: A Review” Tsao, J.C.I. (2007). Effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic, non-malignant pain: A review. eCAM, 4(2)165-179. doi:10.1093/ecam/ne1109
“Effects of Horticultural Therapy on Mood and Heart Rates in Patients Participating in an Inpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program” Wichrowski, M., Whiteson, J., Haas, F., Mola, A., & Rey, M.J. (2005). Effects of horticultural therapy on mood and heart rates in patients participating in an inpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. J. Cardiopulm. Rehabil. Prev., 25: 270-274.
“Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Body Awareness in Patients with Chronic Pain and Comorbid Depression” de Jong, M., Lazar, S. W., Hug, K., Mehling, W. E., Hölzel, B. K., Sack, A. T., … Gard, T. (2016). Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on body awareness in patients with chronic pain and comorbid depression. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 967. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00967
“Exposure to Neighborhood Green Space and Mental Health” Beyer, K. M., Kaltenbach, A., Szabo, A., Bogar, S., Nieto, F. J., & Malecki, K. M. (2014). Exposure to neighborhood green space and mental health: Evidence from the survey of the health of Wisconsin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(3), 3453-3472. doi:10.3390/ijerph110303453
“Extinction of Experience: The Loss of Human-Nature Interactions” Soga, M., & Gaston K. J. (2016). Extinction of experience: The loss of human-nature interactions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14, 94-101. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1225
“Gardening is Beneficial for Health: A Meta Analysis” Soga, M., Gaston, K. J., & Yamaura, Y. (2017). Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta analysis. Prescriptive Medicine Reports. 5, 92-99. 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.11.007
“Hypnotherapy for the Management of Chronic Pain” Elkins, G., Jensen, M.P., & Patterson, D.R. (2007). Hypnotherapy for the management of chronic pain. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 55(3), 275-287. doi:10.1080/00207140701338621
“Impact of Iyengar Yoga on Quality of Life in Young Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis” Evans, S., Moieni, M., Lung, K., Tsao, J., Sternlieb, B., Taylor, M., & Zeltzer, L. (2013). Impact of Iyengar yoga on quality of life in young women with rheumatoid arthritis. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 29(11), 988-997. doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e31827da381
“Influence of an Outdoor Garden on Mood and Stress in Older Persons” Rodiek, S. (2002). Influence of an outdoor garden on mood and stress in older persons. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 18, 13-21. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228475283_Influence_of_an_outdoor_garden_on_mood_and_stress_in_older_adults
“Iyengar Yoga for Adolescents and Young Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome” Evans, S., Lung, K. C., Seidman, L. C., Sternlieb, B., Zeltzer, L. K., & Tsao, J. C. (2014). Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The Journal of Pain, 59(2), 244-253. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000366
“Laser Acupuncture in Children with Headache: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Bicenter Placebo-Controlled Trial” Gottschling, S., Meyer, S., Gribova, I., Distler, L., Berrang, J., Gortner, L., … Shamdeen, M. G. (2008). Laser acupuncture in children with headache: A double-blind, randomized, bicenter placebo-controlled trial. Pain, 137(2), 405-412. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2007.10.004
“Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Assessment of Consequence and Risks” Savage, S. R. (1996). Long-Term opioid therapy: Assessment of consequence and risks. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 11(5), 274-286
“Mindfulness Research Update: 2008” Greeson, J.M. (2009). Mindfulness research update: 2008. Complementary Health Practice Review, 14(1), 10–18. doi: 10.1177/1533210108329862
“Mindfulness Training as a Clinical Intervention: A Conceptual and Empirical Review” Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 10(2), 125-143. doi: 10.1093/clipsy.bpg015
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Health Benefits. A Meta Analysis” Grossman, P., Niemann, L., Schmidt, S., Walach, H. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits. A meta analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57(1), 35-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00573-7
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Pain Conditions: Variation in Treatment Outcomes and Role of Home Meditation Practice” Rosenzweig, S., Greeson, J. M., Reible, D. K., Green, J. S., Jasser, S. A., & Beasley, D. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic pain conditions: Variation in treatment outcomes and role of home meditation practice. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 68(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.03.010
“Music as Therapy” Kemper, K. J. & Danhauer, S. C. (2005). Music as Therapy. Southern Medical Association, 282-288.
“Nature and Health” Hartig, T., Mitchell, R., de Vries, S., & Frumkin, H. (2014). Nature and health. Annual Review of Public Health. 35, 207-28. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182443
“Paediatric Pain Management: Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine” Evans, S., Tsao, J. C., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2008). Paediatric pain management: Using complementary and alternative medicine. Reviews in Pain, 2(1), 14-20. doi:10.1177/204946370800200104
“Pediatric Integrative Medicine: Pediatrics’ Newest Subspecialty?” Vohra, S., Surette, S., Mittra, D., Rosen, L.D., Gardiner, P., & Kemper, K.J. (2012). Pediatric integrative medicine: Pediatrics’ newest subspecialty? BMC Pediatrics, 12, 123. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-123
“Physical Activity and Function in Adolescents with Chronic Pain: A Controlled Study Using Actigraphy” Wilson, A. C., & Palermo, T. M. (2012). Physical activity and function in adolescents with chronic pain: A controlled study using actigraphy. The Journal of Pain, 13(2), 121-130. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2011.08.008
“Pilot Study of Therapy Dog Visits for Inpatient Youth with Cancer” Chubak, J., Hawkes, R., Dudzik, C., Foose-Foster, J.M., Eaton, L., Johnson, R.H., Macpherson, C.F. (2017). Pilot study of therapy dog visits for inpatient youth with cancer. J. Pediatr. Oncol. Nurs. Off. J. Assoc. Pediatr. Oncol. Nurses, 34, 331–341.https://doi.org/10.1177/1043454217712983
“Predictors of Acupuncture Use Among Children and Adolescents with Cancer” Chokshi S.K., Ladas E.J., Taromina K., McDaniel D., Rooney D., Jin Z., Hsu W-C., and Kelly KM. (2017) Predictors of acupuncture use among children and adolescents with cancer. Pediatric Blood Cancer, 64:e26424. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26424
“Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults – United States, 2016” Dahlhamer , J., Lucas, J., Zelaya, C., Nahin R, Mackey, S., DeBar, L., … Helmick, C. (2018). Prevalence of chronic pain and high impact chronic pain among adults – United States, 2016. MMWR. 67:1001-1006. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6736a2
“Prevalence of Complementary Medicine Use in Pediatric Cancer: A Systematic Review” Bishop, F. L., Prescott, P., Chan, Y. K., Saville, J., Elm, E. V., & Lewith, G. T. (2010). Prevalence of complementary medicine use in pediatric cancer: A systematic review. Pediatrics, 125(4), 768–776. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-177
“Psychosocial Benefits of Cooking Interventions: A Systematic Review” Farmer, N., Touchton-Leonard, K., & Ross, A. (2017). Psychosocial benefits of cooking interventions: A systematic review. Health Education and Behavior, 45(2), 167-180. doi:10.1177/1090198117736352
“Restoration of Vagal Tone: A Possible Mechanism for Functional Abdominal Pain” Sowder, E., Gevirtz, R., Shapiro, W., & Ebert, C. (2010). Restoration of vagal tone: A possible mechanism for functional abdominal pain. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35(3), 199-206. doi:10.1007/s10484-010-9128-8
“The Clinical Use of Mindfulness Meditation for the Self-Regulation of Chronic Pain” Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L., & Burney, R. (1984). The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 8(2), 163-190. doi: 10.1007/BF00845519
“The Relationship Between Gardening and Depression Among Individuals with Disabilities” Wilson, J. F., & Christensen, K. M. (2011). The relationship between gardening and depression among individuals with disabilities. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 21(2), 28-41. doi:10.1080/01634370802137876
“The Use of Complementary and Alternative Health Practices Among Children” Loman, Deborah (2003). The use of complementary and alternative health practices among children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 17(2), 58-63.https://doi.org/10.1067/mph.2003.29
“Therapeutic Horticulture in Clinical Depression: A Prospective Study of Active Components” Gonzalez, M. T., Hartig, T., Patil, G. G., Martinsen, E. W. & Kirkevold, M. (2010). Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression: A prospective study of active components. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66(9), 2002-2013. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05383.x
“Therapeutic Writing and Chronic Pain: Experiences of Therapeutic Writing in a Cognitive Behavioural Programme for People with Chronic Pain” Furnes, B., & Dysvik, E. (2012). Therapeutic writing and chronic pain: Experiences of therapeutic writing in a cognitive behavioural programme for people with chronic pain. Journal of Clinical Nursing,21, 3372-2281 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04268.x
“Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Children in the United States” Davis, M. P., & Darden, P. M. (2003). Use of complementary and alternative medicine by children in the United States. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 157(4), 393-396. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.4.393
“Use of Complementary Therapy by Adolescents with Asthma” Reznik M, Ozuah PO, Franco K, Cohen R, Motlow F. Use of complementary therapy by adolescents with asthma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(10):1042–1044.doi:10.1001/archpedi.156.10.1042
“Web-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Pain in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Protocol of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial from the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC)” Palmero, T.M, Murray, C., Homer, A., Maisam, A.H., Bradley, B., Bellin, M.D., Ellery, K., Fishman, D.S., Gariepy, C.E., Giefer, M.J, Goday, P., Gonska, T., Heyman, M.B, Hsain, S.Z., Lin, T.K., Liu, Q.Y., Mascarenhas, M.R., Maqbool, A., McFerron, B….& Uc, Aliye on behalf of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. (2020). Web-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain in pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial from the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer (CPDPC). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 88. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2019.105898
“What are the Benefits of Interacting with Nature” Keniger, L. E., Gaston, K. J., Irvine, K. N., & Fuller, R. A. (2013). What are the benefits of interacting with nature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 10(3), 913-935.
“What is Drama Therapy?” North American Drama Therapy Association. (n.d.). What is drama therapy? Retrieved from https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy.html
Aidan’s Story Aidan (16) shares his experience with Gastroparesis since age 9, providing insight beyond his years. He shares the mind-body approach that has helped him… and recommends other young people to stay educated on their condition to feel more empowered during their healthcare journey.
Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Body Scan with Sara We are used to checking-in with our friends, family, and loved ones… when was the last time you checked-in with yourself? Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD, CPsych, leads us in a short body scan. What will you discover?
Dance Movement Workshop – Follow Along! As we are all home-bound during this difficult COV-19 time, chyp continues to bring creative healing to you! Two members of our Arts Council (professional ballerina, Anatalia Hordov, and dance movement therapist, Dr. Anya Griffin) led this special dance movement workshop over Zoom. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time exploring comfortable movement – you can even do it while seated! Feel free to follow along from home, while listening to your body and modifying when needed!
Diane’s Message About Movement During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Diane Poladian, PT, DPT, OCS, provides physical therapy and biofeedback for youth with chronic pain. She shares an important message of incorporating joy into your movement, especially now as we are all at home during COVID-19. Try not worry about specific stretches or exercises, but to just get up and move to keep your body healthy! Diane is on chyp’s Clinical Advisory Board.
Emily’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Caroline Caroline interviews Emily about her creative healing, which includes drawing cartoons she calls “buddies.” Emily shares how she comes up with her characters and how much they have meant to her during her chronic pain journey. Both Caroline and Emily are on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board!
Kathryn’s “Balloon” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Balloon.” Use your breath and imagination to take you on a journey, as you fly with your balloon up and through the sky. What will you notice from above?
Kathryn’s “Chakras” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Chakras.” Take a moment to feel fresh new energy and strength by channeling your inner Chakras.
Kathryn’s “Ocean of Calm” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her Guided Imagery “Ocean of Calm.” This can be a great tool for anyone who needs to take a moment and escape to the calm, serene scene of an ocean. So sit back and relax into the waves…
Marisa’s Chocolate chyp Cookie Recipe Marisa is on our Youth Advisory Board and uses cooking as her creative healing. Here is her chocolate chyp cookie recipe for you to try at home for your “Self-Care Sunday”!
Matt’s Original Song – “Civil War” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote the song “Civil War” about his journey with chronic pain and depression. *LYRICS BELOW* talk about fear and doubt stemming from feeling like his “thoughts can’t navigate this maze.”
Matt’s Original Song – “Mending Sound” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote this song about his experience with chronic pain and using sound for healing. *LYRICS BELOW* about his “rough chapter,” but also about his realization that his “story’s not over.” In this song, he makes the decision to start “writing [his] own life.”
Matt’s Original Songs About Chronic Pain and Depression – “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” Matt writes and plays songs for his creative healing! He was able to use his music as an outlet during (and as a way out of) the dark hole of chronic pain at a young age. He performed his two original songs “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” for a chyp fundraiser in Bakersfield. Thank you for sharing your story and talent with us, Matt!
Naomi’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Natalie Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi’s creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal. Both girls are members of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and look forward to sharing more stories of strong and creative young people!
Natalie’s Original Song About Chronic Pain – “Strong Enough” Natalie (age 13) wrote this beautiful original song about her own experiences with chronic pain at such a young age, called “Strong Enough.” chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where she (and a group of her talented peers) can share their journey with others.
Nina’s Art and Yoga Recommendations Nina Matthews is an art therapist and Iyengar Yoga instructor. She shares some simple yoga poses you can do while at-home. Nina also has an empowering, pain-related art therapy prompt that can help you reimagine your sensations. Her insights about this quarantine and creative ways to manage this transition is a must see!
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
Relax While Painting in Quarantine Painting is a creative way to spend your time – but it is also relaxing and meditative to watch! This is how one of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board members spent her afternoon in quarantine.
Sabine’s Sophrology Approach Sophrology is a new concept for a lot of us, but is in fact an established technique from Europe that uses dynamic relaxation to strengthen the mind/body connection. Sabine Combrie, PT, CST provides an in-depth explanation of how its can be used and even gives a sample Sophrology exercise that you can try from home!
Sophrology with Sabine This is an audio segment of a Sophrology exercise taken from a full interview with Sabine Combrie, PT, CST. If you are interested in learning more about Sophrology please watch the full video on this channel titled “Sabine’s Sophrology Approach.” If you would like to just sample what Sophrology is then lay down, take a deep breath, and click play!
Square Breathing with Ginny Square breathing is a beautiful way to relax the mind and body. Ginny leads us all in a short, but powerful breathing practice that we can all do from home! Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
Ted’s Healing Through Art and His Series “Scarred for Life” Ted Meyer is the Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He shares his memories as a young child with chronic health issues and the magic that art has brought into his life. He uses his personal experiences (in both the medical and art worlds) to engage medical students and challenge our next generation of doctors to embrace the patient-perspective. Ted has an amazing series, called “Scarred for Life,” where he takes prints of people’s scars and creates beautiful artwork that honors the pre- and post-scar narrative.
This Teen Turned Her Pain into Power “When I was 9 I was diagnosed with CRPS. I had a lot of chronic injuries to my feet and ankles, which caused me to be in pain a lot of the time. My most serious injury was a torn tendon in my foot. This is what launched my CRPS, and left me disabled for three months, which felt like forever. The pain was so severe, I had to leave my school and give up…”
We Love Our Dogs! Animal support is everything during times of self-isolation. Pets remind us every day to appreciate the little things. Watch this dog proudly carry her stick all the way home!
What the Mind-Gut Connection Tells Us About IBS, Abdominal Pain, & Mood – Lecture The brain-gut dialogue has been recognized by ancient healing traditions. Western medicine has failed to appreciate this powerful connection. We now know that emotions, thoughts, diet, gut microbiome, and activities all communicate to impact belly pain.
Yoga with Ginny Yoga is an amazing way to strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce pain, and increase overall well-being! Ginny shares this brief yoga practice for those who want to practice from home. All yogis are welcome to participate, Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
“Adjunctive Non-Pharmacological Analgesia for Invasive Medical Procedures: A Randomised Trial” Lang, E.V., Benotsch, E.G., Fick, L.J., Lutgendorf, S., Berbaum, M.L., Berbaum, K.S., Logan, H., & Spiegel, D. (2000). Adjunctive non-pharmacological analgesia for invasive medical procedures: A randomised trial. Lancet., 355,1486–1490. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02162-0
“Hypnotherapy for the Management of Chronic Pain” Elkins, G., Jensen, M.P., & Patterson, D.R. (2007). Hypnotherapy for the management of chronic pain. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 55(3), 275-287. doi:10.1080/00207140701338621
Kathryn’s “Balloon” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Balloon.” Use your breath and imagination to take you on a journey, as you fly with your balloon up and through the sky. What will you notice from above?
Kathryn’s “Chakras” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Chakras.” Take a moment to feel fresh new energy and strength by channeling your inner Chakras.
Kathryn’s “Ocean of Calm” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her Guided Imagery “Ocean of Calm.” This can be a great tool for anyone who needs to take a moment and escape to the calm, serene scene of an ocean. So sit back and relax into the waves…
“A Randomized Trial of Yoga for Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome” Kuttner, L., Chambers, C.T., Hardial, J., Israel, D.M., Jacobson, K., & Evans, K. (2006). A randomized trial of yoga for adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. Pain Res. Manag., 11, 217–224.
“Effect of Iyengar Yoga Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain” Williams, K. A., Petronis, J., Smith, D., Goodrich, D., Wu, J., Ravi, N., … Steinberg, L. (2005). Effect of Iyengar yoga therapy for chronic low back pain. Pain, 115(1-2), 107-117. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2005.02.016
“Impact of Iyengar Yoga on Quality of Life in Young Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis” Evans, S., Moieni, M., Lung, K., Tsao, J., Sternlieb, B., Taylor, M., & Zeltzer, L. (2013). Impact of Iyengar yoga on quality of life in young women with rheumatoid arthritis. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 29(11), 988-997. doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e31827da381
“Iyengar Yoga for Adolescents and Young Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome” Evans, S., Lung, K. C., Seidman, L. C., Sternlieb, B., Zeltzer, L. K., & Tsao, J. C. (2014). Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The Journal of Pain, 59(2), 244-253. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000366
“Pediatric Integrative Medicine: Pediatrics’ Newest Subspecialty?” Vohra, S., Surette, S., Mittra, D., Rosen, L.D., Gardiner, P., & Kemper, K.J. (2012). Pediatric integrative medicine: Pediatrics’ newest subspecialty? BMC Pediatrics, 12, 123. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-123
Nina’s Art and Yoga Recommendations Nina Matthews is an art therapist and Iyengar Yoga instructor. She shares some simple yoga poses you can do while at-home. Nina also has an empowering, pain-related art therapy prompt that can help you reimagine your sensations. Her insights about this quarantine and creative ways to manage this transition is a must see!
Yoga with Ginny Yoga is an amazing way to strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce pain, and increase overall well-being! Ginny shares this brief yoga practice for those who want to practice from home. All yogis are welcome to participate, Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
“Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering?” Penman, D. (2015, January 9). Can mindfulness meditation really reduce pain and suffering? Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindfulness-in-frantic-world/201501/can-mindfulness-meditation-really-reduce-pain-and-suffering
“The Neuroscience of Pain” Twilley, N. (2018, June 25). The neuroscience of pain. The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/02/the-neuroscience-of-pain?verso=true
“Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Chronic, Non-Malignant Pain: A Review” Tsao, J.C.I. (2007). Effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic, non-malignant pain: A review. eCAM, 4(2)165-179. doi:10.1093/ecam/ne1109
“Acupuncture: An Expensive Placebo or a Legitimate Alternative” Brody, J.E. (1997, November 18). Acupuncture: An expensive placebo or a legitimate alternative. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/18/science/personal-health-acupuncture-an-expensive-placebo-or-a-legitimate-alternative.html.
“As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats” Kingson, J.A. (2018, September 6). As animal-assisted therapy thrives, enter the cats. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/well/live/as-animal-assisted-therapy-thrives-enter-the-cats.html
“Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering?” Penman, D. (2015, January 9). Can mindfulness meditation really reduce pain and suffering? Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindfulness-in-frantic-world/201501/can-mindfulness-meditation-really-reduce-pain-and-suffering
“Can You Reshape Your Brain’s Response to Pain?” Neighmond, P. (2019, June 10). Can you reshape your brain’s response to pain? National Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/10/727682322/can-you-reshape-your-brains-response-to-pain
“Dancing with Pain Trailer” Kuttner, L. (2013, October 19). Dancing with pain trailer [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN7Pmiu14QA
“Heal Me with Plants” Shechet, E (2019, March 25). Heal me with plants. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/style/plants-hospital-horticulture-therapy.html.
“Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain” Klass, P. (2019). Helping children conquer chronic pain. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/well/family/helping-children-conquer-chronic-pain.html
“How do Pain Relievers Work? – George Zaidan” TED-Ed. (2012, June 26). How do pain relievers work? – George Zaidan [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-pain-relievers-work
“How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain?” TED-Ed. (2014, June 2). How does your brain respond to pain? [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/karen_d_davis_how_does_your_brain_respond_to_pain
“How the Brain Shapes Pain and Links Ouch with Emotion” Hamilton, J. (2019, May 20). How the brain shapes pain and links ouch with emotion. National Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/20/724136568/how-the-brain-shapes-pain-and-links-ouch-with-emotion
“How the Brain Shapes Pain and Links Ouch with Emotion” King N. (Host). (2019, May 20). How the brain shapes pain and links ouch with emotion [Radio program]. In J. Greenhalgh (Producer), Morning Edition. Washington, D.C.: NPR.
“Learning How to Manage Pain During Medical Procedures” Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. (2017, May 31). Learning how to manage pain during medical procedures [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbK9FFoAcvs&feature=youtu.be
“Managing Chronic Pain: How Psychologists Can Help with Pain Management” American Psychological Association. (2013). Managing chronic pain: How psychologists can help with pain management. Retrieved January 15, 2019, from https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pain-management
“Mindfulness Meditation for Pediatric Pain Management” Perez, S. & Lin Y. (2019). Mindfulness meditation for pediatric pain management. Retrieved from https://www.pedspainmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/2019/summer/complementarystrats/mindfulness.html
“National Institutes of Health. (2019, July). NIH News in Health” National Institutes of Health. (2019, July). NIH news in health [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2019/07
“National Institutes of Health. (2019, June). NIH News in Health” National Institutes of Health. (2019, June). NIH news in health [PDF file]. (Hicklin T., Piazza G. & Reynolds, S.). Retrieved from https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/sites/nihNIH/files/2019/June/NIHNiHJun2019.pdf
“Not Ordinary Growing Pain: Study Finds Acupuncture Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain in Children” DiFore, N. (2015). Not ordinary growing pain: Study finds acupuncture effective treatment for chronic pain in children. Science Daily. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151215160642.htm
“Pain and the Brain- Pain Education, Big Idea, Big Results” Degenhardt, D. [Pain and the Brain]. (2015, January 20). Pain and the brain- pain education, big idea, big results [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lSNkvlClGA
“Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal” Zeltzer, L., Zeltzer, P. (2016). Pain in children and young adults: The journey back to normal. Encino, CA: Shilysca Press.
“Pain Rescue team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope in Terrible Times” Kodjak, A. (2019, August 5). Pain rescue team helps seriously ill kids cope in terrible times. National Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/08/05/745589634/pain-rescue-team-helps-seriously-ill-kids-cope-in-terrible-times
“Pain Rescue Team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope in Terrible Times” Greene, D. (Host). (2019, August 5). Pain rescue team helps seriously ill kids cope in terrible times [Radio program]. In J. Greenhalgh (Producer), Morning Edition. Washington, D.C.: NPR
“PAIN: An Owner’s Manual” Huston, G. (2015). PAIN: An owner’s manual. Los Angeles, CA: Teen Pain Press.
“Persistent Pain – a Bell in a Storm” Patrick Partington (2016, January 7). Persistent pain – a bell in a storm. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0BLh40LSvM
“Talking to Your Child’s Doctor About Alternative Medicine” Kalaichandran, A., Vohra, S., & Zemek, R. (2018, March 6). Talking to your child’s doctor about alternative medicine. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/well/family/talking-to-your-childs-doctor-about-alternative-medicine.html
“Tame The Beast — It’s Time to Rethink Persistent Pain” Tame The Beast — It’s time to rethink persistent pain. (2017, July 26). Tame The Beast — It’s time to rethink persistent pain. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUzvSph7Z4
“The Doctor is Cooking” Kalaichandran, A. (2018, May 22). The doctor is cooking. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/well/eat/doctors-kitchen-cooking-food-patients-nutrition.html
“The Mysterious Science of Pain – Joshua W. Pate” TED-Ed. (2019, May 20), The mysterious science of pain – Joshua W. Pate [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-mysterious-science-of-pain-joshua-w-pate
“The Neuroscience of Pain” Twilley, N. (2018, June 25). The neuroscience of pain. The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/02/the-neuroscience-of-pain?verso=true
“Treating Disease is No Substitute for Caring for the Ill” Kleinman, A. ( 2019, November 29). Treating disease is no substitute for caring for the ill. The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/treating-disease-is-no-substitute-for-caring-for-the-ill-11575047264?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
“Understanding Pain in Less than 5 Minutes and What to do About It” Live Action (2013, January 15). Understanding pain in less than 5 minutes and what to do about it [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_3phB93rvI
“Understanding Pain: Brainman Chooses” Brainman. (2014, October 3). Understanding pain: Brainman chooses [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwn9rC3rOI
“Understanding the Complexity of Pain” Generation Care (2016, December 22). Understanding the complexity of pain. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv6RPoVZx9M
“Vienna’s Waiting” Huston, G. (2011). Vienna’s waiting. Los Angeles, CA: Teen Pain Press.
“Virtual Reality as Therapy for Pain” Brody, J. (2019, April 30). Virtual reality as therapy for pain. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/well/live/virtual-reality-as-therapy-for-pain.html
“What is Pain Video” IMGinDC. (2013, September 20). What is pain video [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2xhUKxzxY
“Why Are We Still Dismissing Girls’ Pain?” Edwards, L. (2019, February 17). Why are we still dismissing girls’ pain? The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/opinion/girls-pain-sexual-abuse.html
“Why Aren’t We Managing Children’s Pain?” Peachman, R.R. (2016, June 27). Why aren’t we managing children’s pain? The New York Times. Retrieved from https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/when-its-not-just-a-boo-boo-the-push-to-treat-childrens-pain/
“Why Things Hurt – Lorimer Moseley” TED-Ed. (2011, November 21). Why things hurt – Lorimer Moseley [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/on/Li50Ci7S
“Your Child and Chronic Pain: How to ‘Dial Down’ the Agony” Coakley, R. (2018, November 11). Your child and chronic pain: How to ‘dial down’ the agony. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/your-child-and-chronic-pain-how-to-dial-down-the-agony/2018/11/09/7d141a02-e12c-11e8-b759-3d88a5ce9e19_story.html
IHDCY”Changing the Way We Care for Children in Pain: Pain in Child Health Program” IHDCYH Talks Entretiens de l’IDSEA. (2014 December, 8). [Video file]. Changing the way we care for children in pain: Pain In child health program. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97p3-pD-578&list=UU3rIJO4m81IXXj_9RkqK9NQ
“An Outpatient Program in Behavioral Medicine for Chronic Pain Patients Based on the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation: Theoretical Considerations and Preliminary Results” Kabat-Zinn, J. (1982) An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation: Theoretical considerations and preliminary results. General Hospital Psychiatry. 4, 33-47. doi:10.1016/0163-8343(82)90026-3
“Changes in Parent Psychological Flexibility After a One-Time Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Parents of Adolescents with Persistent Pain Conditions” Ruskin, D., Campbell, L., Stinson, J., & Kohut, S. A. (2018). Changes in parent psychological flexibility after a one-time mindfulness-based intervention for parents of adolescents with persistent pain conditions. Children,5(9), 121. doi:10.3390/children5090121
“Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Body Awareness in Patients with Chronic Pain and Comorbid Depression” de Jong, M., Lazar, S. W., Hug, K., Mehling, W. E., Hölzel, B. K., Sack, A. T., … Gard, T. (2016). Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on body awareness in patients with chronic pain and comorbid depression. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 967. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00967
“Mindfulness Research Update: 2008” Greeson, J.M. (2009). Mindfulness research update: 2008. Complementary Health Practice Review, 14(1), 10–18. doi: 10.1177/1533210108329862
“Mindfulness Training as a Clinical Intervention: A Conceptual and Empirical Review” Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 10(2), 125-143. doi: 10.1093/clipsy.bpg015
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Health Benefits. A Meta Analysis” Grossman, P., Niemann, L., Schmidt, S., Walach, H. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits. A meta analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57(1), 35-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00573-7
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Pain Conditions: Variation in Treatment Outcomes and Role of Home Meditation Practice” Rosenzweig, S., Greeson, J. M., Reible, D. K., Green, J. S., Jasser, S. A., & Beasley, D. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic pain conditions: Variation in treatment outcomes and role of home meditation practice. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 68(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.03.010
“The Clinical Use of Mindfulness Meditation for the Self-Regulation of Chronic Pain” Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L., & Burney, R. (1984). The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 8(2), 163-190. doi: 10.1007/BF00845519
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Body Scan with Sara We are used to checking-in with our friends, family, and loved ones… when was the last time you checked-in with yourself? Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD, CPsych, leads us in a short body scan. What will you discover?
Kathryn’s “Balloon” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Balloon.” Use your breath and imagination to take you on a journey, as you fly with your balloon up and through the sky. What will you notice from above?
Kathryn’s “Chakras” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Chakras.” Take a moment to feel fresh new energy and strength by channeling your inner Chakras.
Kathryn’s “Ocean of Calm” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her Guided Imagery “Ocean of Calm.” This can be a great tool for anyone who needs to take a moment and escape to the calm, serene scene of an ocean. So sit back and relax into the waves…
Sabine’s Sophrology Approach Sophrology is a new concept for a lot of us, but is in fact an established technique from Europe that uses dynamic relaxation to strengthen the mind/body connection. Sabine Combrie, PT, CST provides an in-depth explanation of how its can be used and even gives a sample Sophrology exercise that you can try from home!
Sophrology with Sabine This is an audio segment of a Sophrology exercise taken from a full interview with Sabine Combrie, PT, CST. If you are interested in learning more about Sophrology please watch the full video on this channel titled “Sabine’s Sophrology Approach.” If you would like to just sample what Sophrology is then lay down, take a deep breath, and click play!
Square Breathing with Ginny Square breathing is a beautiful way to relax the mind and body. Ginny leads us all in a short, but powerful breathing practice that we can all do from home! Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
Yoga with Ginny Yoga is an amazing way to strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce pain, and increase overall well-being! Ginny shares this brief yoga practice for those who want to practice from home. All yogis are welcome to participate, Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
“Music as Therapy” Kemper, K. J. & Danhauer, S. C. (2005). Music as Therapy. Southern Medical Association, 282-288.
Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Dorian’s Soothing Ukulele Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take a moment and listen to Dorian play his ukulele. It is sure to help ground you in the moment… nothing like a good tune to cheer ya up!
Matt’s Original Song – “Civil War” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote the song “Civil War” about his journey with chronic pain and depression. *LYRICS BELOW* talk about fear and doubt stemming from feeling like his “thoughts can’t navigate this maze.”
Matt’s Original Song – “Mending Sound” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote this song about his experience with chronic pain and using sound for healing. *LYRICS BELOW* about his “rough chapter,” but also about his realization that his “story’s not over.” In this song, he makes the decision to start “writing [his] own life.”
Matt’s Original Songs About Chronic Pain and Depression – “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” Matt writes and plays songs for his creative healing! He was able to use his music as an outlet during (and as a way out of) the dark hole of chronic pain at a young age. He performed his two original songs “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” for a chyp fundraiser in Bakersfield. Thank you for sharing your story and talent with us, Matt!
Natalie’s Original Song About Chronic Pain – “Strong Enough” Natalie (age 13) wrote this beautiful original song about her own experiences with chronic pain at such a young age, called “Strong Enough.” chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where she (and a group of her talented peers) can share their journey with others.
“Acupuncture: An Expensive Placebo or a Legitimate Alternative” Brody, J.E. (1997, November 18). Acupuncture: An expensive placebo or a legitimate alternative. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/18/science/personal-health-acupuncture-an-expensive-placebo-or-a-legitimate-alternative.html.
“As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats” Kingson, J.A. (2018, September 6). As animal-assisted therapy thrives, enter the cats. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/well/live/as-animal-assisted-therapy-thrives-enter-the-cats.html
“Can You Reshape Your Brain’s Response to Pain?” Neighmond, P. (2019, June 10). Can you reshape your brain’s response to pain? National Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/10/727682322/can-you-reshape-your-brains-response-to-pain
“Heal Me with Plants” Shechet, E (2019, March 25). Heal me with plants. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/style/plants-hospital-horticulture-therapy.html.
“Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain” Klass, P. (2019). Helping children conquer chronic pain. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/well/family/helping-children-conquer-chronic-pain.html
“How the Brain Shapes Pain and Links Ouch with Emotion” Hamilton, J. (2019, May 20). How the brain shapes pain and links ouch with emotion. National Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/20/724136568/how-the-brain-shapes-pain-and-links-ouch-with-emotion
“Not Ordinary Growing Pain: Study Finds Acupuncture Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain in Children” DiFore, N. (2015). Not ordinary growing pain: Study finds acupuncture effective treatment for chronic pain in children. Science Daily. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151215160642.htm
“Pain Rescue team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope in Terrible Times” Kodjak, A. (2019, August 5). Pain rescue team helps seriously ill kids cope in terrible times. National Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/08/05/745589634/pain-rescue-team-helps-seriously-ill-kids-cope-in-terrible-times
“Talking to Your Child’s Doctor About Alternative Medicine” Kalaichandran, A., Vohra, S., & Zemek, R. (2018, March 6). Talking to your child’s doctor about alternative medicine. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/well/family/talking-to-your-childs-doctor-about-alternative-medicine.html
“The Doctor is Cooking” Kalaichandran, A. (2018, May 22). The doctor is cooking. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/well/eat/doctors-kitchen-cooking-food-patients-nutrition.html
“Treating Disease is No Substitute for Caring for the Ill” Kleinman, A. ( 2019, November 29). Treating disease is no substitute for caring for the ill. The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/treating-disease-is-no-substitute-for-caring-for-the-ill-11575047264?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
“Virtual Reality as Therapy for Pain” Brody, J. (2019, April 30). Virtual reality as therapy for pain. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/well/live/virtual-reality-as-therapy-for-pain.html
“Why Are We Still Dismissing Girls’ Pain?” Edwards, L. (2019, February 17). Why are we still dismissing girls’ pain? The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/opinion/girls-pain-sexual-abuse.html
“Why Aren’t We Managing Children’s Pain?” Peachman, R.R. (2016, June 27). Why aren’t we managing children’s pain? The New York Times. Retrieved from https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/when-its-not-just-a-boo-boo-the-push-to-treat-childrens-pain/
“Your Child and Chronic Pain: How to ‘Dial Down’ the Agony” Coakley, R. (2018, November 11). Your child and chronic pain: How to ‘dial down’ the agony. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/your-child-and-chronic-pain-how-to-dial-down-the-agony/2018/11/09/7d141a02-e12c-11e8-b759-3d88a5ce9e19_story.html
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“Mindfulness Meditation for Pediatric Pain Management” Perez, S. & Lin Y. (2019). Mindfulness meditation for pediatric pain management. Retrieved from https://www.pedspainmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/2019/summer/complementarystrats/mindfulness.html
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Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Diane’s Message About Movement During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Diane Poladian, PT, DPT, OCS, provides physical therapy and biofeedback for youth with chronic pain. She shares an important message of incorporating joy into your movement, especially now as we are all at home during COVID-19. Try not worry about specific stretches or exercises, but to just get up and move to keep your body healthy! Diane is on chyp’s Clinical Advisory Board.
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
This Teen Turned Her Pain into Power “When I was 9 I was diagnosed with CRPS. I had a lot of chronic injuries to my feet and ankles, which caused me to be in pain a lot of the time. My most serious injury was a torn tendon in my foot. This is what launched my CRPS, and left me disabled for three months, which felt like forever. The pain was so severe, I had to leave my school and give up…”
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“Exposure to Neighborhood Green Space and Mental Health” Beyer, K. M., Kaltenbach, A., Szabo, A., Bogar, S., Nieto, F. J., & Malecki, K. M. (2014). Exposure to neighborhood green space and mental health: Evidence from the survey of the health of Wisconsin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(3), 3453-3472. doi:10.3390/ijerph110303453
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“Sociodemographic Factors in a Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic: The Roles of Age, Sex and Minority Status in Pain and Health Characteristics” Evans, S., Taub, R., Tsao, J. C., Meldrum, M., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2010). Sociodemographic factors in a pediatric chronic pain clinic: The roles of age, sex and minority status in pain and health characteristics. Journal of pain management, 3(3), 273–281.
“The Clinical Use of Mindfulness Meditation for the Self-Regulation of Chronic Pain” Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L., & Burney, R. (1984). The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 8(2), 163-190. doi: 10.1007/BF00845519
“The Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive Interdisciplinary Pediatric Chronic Pain Rehabilitation” Evans, J. R., Benore, E., & Banez, G. A. (2015). The cost-effectiveness of intensive interdisciplinary pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(8), 849–856. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv100
“The Epidemiology of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents Revisited: A Systematic Review” King, S., Chambers, C. T., Huguet, A., MacNevin, R. C., McGrath, P. J., Parker, L., & MacDonald, A. J. (2011). The epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents revisited: A systematic review. Pain, 152(12), 2729-2738. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2011.07.016
“The Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States Adults: Results of an Internet-Based Survey” Johannes, C. B., Le, T. K., Zhou, X., Johnston, J. A., & Dworkin, R. H. (2010). The prevalence of chronic pain in the United States adults: Results of an internet-based survey. The Journal of Pain, 11(11), 1230-1239. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2010.07.002
“The Prognosis of Childhood Headache: A 20-year Follow-Up” Brna, P., Dooley, J., Gordon, K., & Dewan, T. (2005). The prognosis of childhood headache: A 20-year follow-up. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 159(12), 1157-1160. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.12.1157
“The Relationship Between Gardening and Depression Among Individuals with Disabilities” Wilson, J. F., & Christensen, K. M. (2011). The relationship between gardening and depression among individuals with disabilities. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 21(2), 28-41. doi:10.1080/01634370802137876
“The Severity of Chronic Pain: An Epidemiological Study” Huguet, A., & Miró, J. (2008). The severity of chronic pain: An epidemiological study. The Journal of Pain, 9(3), 226-236. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2007.10.015
“The Severity of Chronic Pain: An Epidemiological Study” Huguet, A., & Miró, J. (2008). The severity of chronic pain: An epidemiological study. The Journal of Pain, 9(3), 226-236. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2007.10.015
“The Use of Complementary and Alternative Health Practices Among Children” Loman, Deborah (2003). The use of complementary and alternative health practices among children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 17(2), 58-63.https://doi.org/10.1067/mph.2003.29
“Therapeutic Horticulture in Clinical Depression: A Prospective Study of Active Components” Gonzalez, M. T., Hartig, T., Patil, G. G., Martinsen, E. W. & Kirkevold, M. (2010). Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression: A prospective study of active components. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66(9), 2002-2013. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05383.x
“Therapeutic Writing and Chronic Pain: Experiences of Therapeutic Writing in a Cognitive Behavioural Programme for People with Chronic Pain” Furnes, B., & Dysvik, E. (2012). Therapeutic writing and chronic pain: Experiences of therapeutic writing in a cognitive behavioural programme for people with chronic pain. Journal of Clinical Nursing,21, 3372-2281 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04268.x
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“Web-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Pain in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Protocol of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial from the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC)” Palmero, T.M, Murray, C., Homer, A., Maisam, A.H., Bradley, B., Bellin, M.D., Ellery, K., Fishman, D.S., Gariepy, C.E., Giefer, M.J, Goday, P., Gonska, T., Heyman, M.B, Hsain, S.Z., Lin, T.K., Liu, Q.Y., Mascarenhas, M.R., Maqbool, A., McFerron, B….& Uc, Aliye on behalf of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. (2020). Web-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain in pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial from the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer (CPDPC). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 88. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2019.105898
“What are the Benefits of Interacting with Nature” Keniger, L. E., Gaston, K. J., Irvine, K. N., & Fuller, R. A. (2013). What are the benefits of interacting with nature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 10(3), 913-935.
“What is Drama Therapy?” North American Drama Therapy Association. (n.d.). What is drama therapy? Retrieved from https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy.html
“Create and Connect” with Tiffany Antoci Tiffany Antoci is an actress, writer, and producer whose mission is to combat bullying. She is the President of Strength Behind Stars, a nonprofit focused on building kinder schools by promoting tolerance, respect, and self-esteem. As a UCLA graduate, she has worked in many elementary schools setting up kindness programs, providing curriculum and compassion activities, and conflict/resolution ideas.
“Peer Mentorship to Promote Effective Pain Management in Adolescents: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial” Allen, L. B., Tsao, J. C., Hayes, L. P., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2011). Peer mentorship to promote effective pain management in adolescents: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 12(132). doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-132
“Social Functioning and Peer Relationships in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pain: A systematic Review” Forgeron, P. A., King, S., Stinson, J. N., McGrath, P. J., MacDonald, A. J., & Chambers, C. T. (2010). Social functioning and peer relationships in children and adolescents with chronic pain: A systematic review. Pain Research and Management. 15(1). 27-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/820407
Aidan’s Story Aidan (16) shares his experience with Gastroparesis since age 9, providing insight beyond his years. He shares the mind-body approach that has helped him… and recommends other young people to stay educated on their condition to feel more empowered during their healthcare journey.
Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Bloopers! It’s always fun to have a good laugh… so here are some bloopers from our last Youth Advisory Board meeting! A big thank you to our fabulous Youth Advisory Board members who wrote, directed, and acted in our videos!
Dorian and Lavender’s Journey with Sickle Cell Anemia Dorian and his mother, Lavender, share what they have learned from their journey with Sickle Cell Anemia and Chronic Pain (including how they navigated the school system!). They stress the importance of doing what you can to help yourself… and others.
Dorian’s Story of Feeling Misunderstood by Peers Dorian shares a story from his own life where he had to deal with a peer misunderstanding his own Sickle Cell Disease and the chronic pain that comes with it. Dorian is a member of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and hopes to help others feel empowered to speak out.
Emily’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Caroline Caroline interviews Emily about her creative healing, which includes drawing cartoons she calls “buddies.” Emily shares how she comes up with her characters and how much they have meant to her during her chronic pain journey. Both Caroline and Emily are on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board!
Emily’s Story About Peers Asking if She Was “Faking” Her Pain Emily (age 13) shares a story about peers at school asking her if she was “faking” her pain… and how it made her feel. Unfortunately, this accusation of “faking” chronic pain is all too common. chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where we can show that there is nothing “fake” about pain.
Laura’s Story: From CRPS to Pre-Med Laura shares her extraordinary journey from a young girl searching for answers to her upcoming graduation (pre-med!). As our next generation of doctors are finding their way, Laura is going to use her unique perspective to prioritize patients and help them find their voices. This is a must-watch for anyone who has ever dealt with CRPS, chronic pain, or life in general!
Lilly’s Story of Parenting a Teen with Chronic Pain Lilly openly discusses the challenges she faces while parenting a daughter with chronic pain, including having to determine what moods are based on “normal” teenage hormones and stress is stemming from the pain itself. Lilly is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and hopes that sharing her story will help other parents feel like they are not alone.
Matt’s Original Songs About Chronic Pain and Depression – “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” Matt writes and plays songs for his creative healing! He was able to use his music as an outlet during (and as a way out of) the dark hole of chronic pain at a young age. He performed his two original songs “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” for a chyp fundraiser in Bakersfield. Thank you for sharing your story and talent with us, Matt!
Naomi’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Natalie Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi’s creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal. Both girls are members of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and look forward to sharing more stories of strong and creative young people!
Naomi’s Story on the Assumptions Made About Her Chronic Pain Naomi (18) on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board shares stories about assumptions that have been made about her chronic pain in the past.
Natalie’s Story About Educating a Peer About Her Chronic Pain Natalie (13) shares a story about when she had to educate a peer about her pain. She explains that her chronic pain is different and more complex than what most people think. Natalie is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board.
Nina’s Art and Yoga Recommendations Nina Matthews is an art therapist and Iyengar Yoga instructor. She shares some simple yoga poses you can do while at-home. Nina also has an empowering, pain-related art therapy prompt that can help you reimagine your sensations. Her insights about this quarantine and creative ways to manage this transition is a must see!
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
Sophia’s Chronic Pain Story Sophia (age 17) is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board. In this video she shares her own story of chronic pain, the creative healing strategies that help her, and some advice for others going through a similar experience.
Ted’s Healing Through Art and His Series “Scarred for Life” Ted Meyer is the Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He shares his memories as a young child with chronic health issues and the magic that art has brought into his life. He uses his personal experiences (in both the medical and art worlds) to engage medical students and challenge our next generation of doctors to embrace the patient-perspective. Ted has an amazing series, called “Scarred for Life,” where he takes prints of people’s scars and creates beautiful artwork that honors the pre- and post-scar narrative.
“How do Pain Relievers Work? – George Zaidan” TED-Ed. (2012, June 26). How do pain relievers work? – George Zaidan [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-pain-relievers-work
“How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain?” TED-Ed. (2014, June 2). How does your brain respond to pain? [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/karen_d_davis_how_does_your_brain_respond_to_pain
“The Mysterious Science of Pain – Joshua W. Pate” TED-Ed. (2019, May 20), The mysterious science of pain – Joshua W. Pate [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-mysterious-science-of-pain-joshua-w-pate
“Why Things Hurt – Lorimer Moseley” TED-Ed. (2011, November 21). Why things hurt – Lorimer Moseley [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/on/Li50Ci7S
“Create and Connect” with Tiffany Antoci Tiffany Antoci is an actress, writer, and producer whose mission is to combat bullying. She is the President of Strength Behind Stars, a nonprofit focused on building kinder schools by promoting tolerance, respect, and self-esteem. As a UCLA graduate, she has worked in many elementary schools setting up kindness programs, providing curriculum and compassion activities, and conflict/resolution ideas.
Aidan’s Story Aidan (16) shares his experience with Gastroparesis since age 9, providing insight beyond his years. He shares the mind-body approach that has helped him… and recommends other young people to stay educated on their condition to feel more empowered during their healthcare journey.
Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Arika’s Story of Parenting a Non-Verbal Son with Autism and Chronic Pain Arika opens up about her family’s journey with a son who has Autism and Chronic Pain. He is non-verbal, but her and her wife are still able to give him the relief that he needs, including a sensory room they are designing for him in the garage (since the COVID-19 quarantine has provided limited options for activity).
Bloopers! It’s always fun to have a good laugh… so here are some bloopers from our last Youth Advisory Board meeting! A big thank you to our fabulous Youth Advisory Board members who wrote, directed, and acted in our videos!
Body Scan with Sara We are used to checking-in with our friends, family, and loved ones… when was the last time you checked-in with yourself? Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD, CPsych, leads us in a short body scan. What will you discover?
Dance Movement Workshop – Follow Along! As we are all home-bound during this difficult COV-19 time, chyp continues to bring creative healing to you! Two members of our Arts Council (professional ballerina, Anatalia Hordov, and dance movement therapist, Dr. Anya Griffin) led this special dance movement workshop over Zoom. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time exploring comfortable movement – you can even do it while seated! Feel free to follow along from home, while listening to your body and modifying when needed!
Diane’s Message About Movement During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Diane Poladian, PT, DPT, OCS, provides physical therapy and biofeedback for youth with chronic pain. She shares an important message of incorporating joy into your movement, especially now as we are all at home during COVID-19. Try not worry about specific stretches or exercises, but to just get up and move to keep your body healthy! Diane is on chyp’s Clinical Advisory Board.
Dorian and Lavender’s Journey with Sickle Cell Anemia Dorian and his mother, Lavender, share what they have learned from their journey with Sickle Cell Anemia and Chronic Pain (including how they navigated the school system!). They stress the importance of doing what you can to help yourself… and others.
Dorian’s Soothing Ukulele Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take a moment and listen to Dorian play his ukulele. It is sure to help ground you in the moment… nothing like a good tune to cheer ya up!
Dorian’s Story of Feeling Misunderstood by Peers Dorian shares a story from his own life where he had to deal with a peer misunderstanding his own Sickle Cell Disease and the chronic pain that comes with it. Dorian is a member of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and hopes to help others feel empowered to speak out.
Emily’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Caroline Caroline interviews Emily about her creative healing, which includes drawing cartoons she calls “buddies.” Emily shares how she comes up with her characters and how much they have meant to her during her chronic pain journey. Both Caroline and Emily are on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board!
Emily’s Story About Peers Asking if She Was “Faking” Her Pain Emily (age 13) shares a story about peers at school asking her if she was “faking” her pain… and how it made her feel. Unfortunately, this accusation of “faking” chronic pain is all too common. chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where we can show that there is nothing “fake” about pain.
Gabi’s Message to Not Give Up Hope Gabi is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and shares an important message about not giving up hope, from the perspective of a parent with a child in chronic pain.
Kathryn’s “Balloon” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Balloon.” Use your breath and imagination to take you on a journey, as you fly with your balloon up and through the sky. What will you notice from above?
Kathryn’s “Chakras” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Chakras.” Take a moment to feel fresh new energy and strength by channeling your inner Chakras.
Kathryn’s “Ocean of Calm” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her Guided Imagery “Ocean of Calm.” This can be a great tool for anyone who needs to take a moment and escape to the calm, serene scene of an ocean. So sit back and relax into the waves…
Laura’s Story: From CRPS to Pre-Med Laura shares her extraordinary journey from a young girl searching for answers to her upcoming graduation (pre-med!). As our next generation of doctors are finding their way, Laura is going to use her unique perspective to prioritize patients and help them find their voices. This is a must-watch for anyone who has ever dealt with CRPS, chronic pain, or life in general!
Lilly’s Story of Parenting a Teen with Chronic Pain Lilly openly discusses the challenges she faces while parenting a daughter with chronic pain, including having to determine what moods are based on “normal” teenage hormones and stress is stemming from the pain itself. Lilly is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and hopes that sharing her story will help other parents feel like they are not alone.
Lynn’s Story of Parenting 2 Daughters with Chronic Pain Lynn shares the story of her two daughters who have chronic pain. She discusses her support system, and the crucial role that her own family and friends played throughout this process.
Marisa’s Chocolate chyp Cookie Recipe Marisa is on our Youth Advisory Board and uses cooking as her creative healing. Here is her chocolate chyp cookie recipe for you to try at home for your “Self-Care Sunday”!
Matt’s Original Song – “Civil War” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote the song “Civil War” about his journey with chronic pain and depression. *LYRICS BELOW* talk about fear and doubt stemming from feeling like his “thoughts can’t navigate this maze.”
Matt’s Original Song – “Mending Sound” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote this song about his experience with chronic pain and using sound for healing. *LYRICS BELOW* about his “rough chapter,” but also about his realization that his “story’s not over.” In this song, he makes the decision to start “writing [his] own life.”
Matt’s Original Songs About Chronic Pain and Depression – “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” Matt writes and plays songs for his creative healing! He was able to use his music as an outlet during (and as a way out of) the dark hole of chronic pain at a young age. He performed his two original songs “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” for a chyp fundraiser in Bakersfield. Thank you for sharing your story and talent with us, Matt!
Naomi’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Natalie Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi’s creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal. Both girls are members of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and look forward to sharing more stories of strong and creative young people!
Naomi’s Story on the Assumptions Made About Her Chronic Pain Naomi (18) on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board shares stories about assumptions that have been made about her chronic pain in the past.
Natalie’s Original Song About Chronic Pain – “Strong Enough” Natalie (age 13) wrote this beautiful original song about her own experiences with chronic pain at such a young age, called “Strong Enough.” chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where she (and a group of her talented peers) can share their journey with others.
Natalie’s Story About Educating a Peer About Her Chronic Pain Natalie (13) shares a story about when she had to educate a peer about her pain. She explains that her chronic pain is different and more complex than what most people think. Natalie is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board.
Nina’s Art and Yoga Recommendations Nina Matthews is an art therapist and Iyengar Yoga instructor. She shares some simple yoga poses you can do while at-home. Nina also has an empowering, pain-related art therapy prompt that can help you reimagine your sensations. Her insights about this quarantine and creative ways to manage this transition is a must see!
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
Relax While Painting in Quarantine Painting is a creative way to spend your time – but it is also relaxing and meditative to watch! This is how one of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board members spent her afternoon in quarantine.
Sabine’s Sophrology Approach Sophrology is a new concept for a lot of us, but is in fact an established technique from Europe that uses dynamic relaxation to strengthen the mind/body connection. Sabine Combrie, PT, CST provides an in-depth explanation of how its can be used and even gives a sample Sophrology exercise that you can try from home!
Sophia’s Chronic Pain Story Sophia (age 17) is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board. In this video she shares her own story of chronic pain, the creative healing strategies that help her, and some advice for others going through a similar experience.
Sophrology with Sabine This is an audio segment of a Sophrology exercise taken from a full interview with Sabine Combrie, PT, CST. If you are interested in learning more about Sophrology please watch the full video on this channel titled “Sabine’s Sophrology Approach.” If you would like to just sample what Sophrology is then lay down, take a deep breath, and click play!
Square Breathing with Ginny Square breathing is a beautiful way to relax the mind and body. Ginny leads us all in a short, but powerful breathing practice that we can all do from home! Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
Ted’s Healing Through Art and His Series “Scarred for Life” Ted Meyer is the Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He shares his memories as a young child with chronic health issues and the magic that art has brought into his life. He uses his personal experiences (in both the medical and art worlds) to engage medical students and challenge our next generation of doctors to embrace the patient-perspective. Ted has an amazing series, called “Scarred for Life,” where he takes prints of people’s scars and creates beautiful artwork that honors the pre- and post-scar narrative.
This Teen Turned Her Pain into Power “When I was 9 I was diagnosed with CRPS. I had a lot of chronic injuries to my feet and ankles, which caused me to be in pain a lot of the time. My most serious injury was a torn tendon in my foot. This is what launched my CRPS, and left me disabled for three months, which felt like forever. The pain was so severe, I had to leave my school and give up…”
We Love Our Dogs! Animal support is everything during times of self-isolation. Pets remind us every day to appreciate the little things. Watch this dog proudly carry her stick all the way home!
What the Mind-Gut Connection Tells Us About IBS, Abdominal Pain, & Mood – Lecture The brain-gut dialogue has been recognized by ancient healing traditions. Western medicine has failed to appreciate this powerful connection. We now know that emotions, thoughts, diet, gut microbiome, and activities all communicate to impact belly pain.
Yoga with Ginny Yoga is an amazing way to strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce pain, and increase overall well-being! Ginny shares this brief yoga practice for those who want to practice from home. All yogis are welcome to participate, Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
“Therapeutic Writing and Chronic Pain: Experiences of Therapeutic Writing in a Cognitive Behavioural Programme for People with Chronic Pain” Furnes, B., & Dysvik, E. (2012). Therapeutic writing and chronic pain: Experiences of therapeutic writing in a cognitive behavioural programme for people with chronic pain. Journal of Clinical Nursing,21, 3372-2281 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04268.x
Naomi’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Natalie Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi’s creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal. Both girls are members of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and look forward to sharing more stories of strong and creative young people!
“Create and Connect” with Tiffany Antoci Tiffany Antoci is an actress, writer, and producer whose mission is to combat bullying. She is the President of Strength Behind Stars, a nonprofit focused on building kinder schools by promoting tolerance, respect, and self-esteem. As a UCLA graduate, she has worked in many elementary schools setting up kindness programs, providing curriculum and compassion activities, and conflict/resolution ideas.
“Dancing with Pain Trailer” Kuttner, L. (2013, October 19). Dancing with pain trailer [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN7Pmiu14QA
“Learning How to Manage Pain During Medical Procedures” Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. (2017, May 31). Learning how to manage pain during medical procedures [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbK9FFoAcvs&feature=youtu.be
“Pain and the Brain- Pain Education, Big Idea, Big Results” Degenhardt, D. [Pain and the Brain]. (2015, January 20). Pain and the brain- pain education, big idea, big results [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lSNkvlClGA
“Persistent Pain – a Bell in a Storm” Patrick Partington (2016, January 7). Persistent pain – a bell in a storm. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0BLh40LSvM
“Tame The Beast — It’s Time to Rethink Persistent Pain” Tame The Beast — It’s time to rethink persistent pain. (2017, July 26). Tame The Beast — It’s time to rethink persistent pain. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUzvSph7Z4
“Understanding Pain in Less than 5 Minutes and What to do About It” Live Action (2013, January 15). Understanding pain in less than 5 minutes and what to do about it [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_3phB93rvI
“Understanding Pain: Brainman Chooses” Brainman. (2014, October 3). Understanding pain: Brainman chooses [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwn9rC3rOI
“Understanding the Complexity of Pain” Generation Care (2016, December 22). Understanding the complexity of pain. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv6RPoVZx9M
“What is Pain Video” IMGinDC. (2013, September 20). What is pain video [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2xhUKxzxY
Aidan’s Story Aidan (16) shares his experience with Gastroparesis since age 9, providing insight beyond his years. He shares the mind-body approach that has helped him… and recommends other young people to stay educated on their condition to feel more empowered during their healthcare journey.
Anatalia’s World of Dance and Music Anatalia Hordov is a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet company. Her sister was diagnosed with chronic pain at a young age, so she shares the unique sibling-perspective to this health condition. Anatalia uses her love of dance and music to cope herself, but also to inspire healing in others.
Anya’s Message About Finding Joy and “Creating Peacefulness Inside” During COVID-19 Anya Griffin, Ph.D. shares how dance parties, meditation apps, and even creating your own “home gym” can help you feel joy during COVID-19. She also talks about how using daily tasks to maintain structure and create “islands” of relaxation can be helpful, at this time especially.
Arika’s Story of Parenting a Non-Verbal Son with Autism and Chronic Pain Arika opens up about her family’s journey with a son who has Autism and Chronic Pain. He is non-verbal, but her and her wife are still able to give him the relief that he needs, including a sensory room they are designing for him in the garage (since the COVID-19 quarantine has provided limited options for activity).
Bloopers! It’s always fun to have a good laugh… so here are some bloopers from our last Youth Advisory Board meeting! A big thank you to our fabulous Youth Advisory Board members who wrote, directed, and acted in our videos!
Body Scan with Sara We are used to checking-in with our friends, family, and loved ones… when was the last time you checked-in with yourself? Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD, CPsych, leads us in a short body scan. What will you discover?
Dance Movement Workshop – Follow Along! As we are all home-bound during this difficult COV-19 time, chyp continues to bring creative healing to you! Two members of our Arts Council (professional ballerina, Anatalia Hordov, and dance movement therapist, Dr. Anya Griffin) led this special dance movement workshop over Zoom. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time exploring comfortable movement – you can even do it while seated! Feel free to follow along from home, while listening to your body and modifying when needed!
Diane’s Message About Movement During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Diane Poladian, PT, DPT, OCS, provides physical therapy and biofeedback for youth with chronic pain. She shares an important message of incorporating joy into your movement, especially now as we are all at home during COVID-19. Try not worry about specific stretches or exercises, but to just get up and move to keep your body healthy! Diane is on chyp’s Clinical Advisory Board.
Dorian and Lavender’s Journey with Sickle Cell Anemia Dorian and his mother, Lavender, share what they have learned from their journey with Sickle Cell Anemia and Chronic Pain (including how they navigated the school system!). They stress the importance of doing what you can to help yourself… and others.
Dorian’s Soothing Ukulele Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take a moment and listen to Dorian play his ukulele. It is sure to help ground you in the moment… nothing like a good tune to cheer ya up!
Dorian’s Story of Feeling Misunderstood by Peers Dorian shares a story from his own life where he had to deal with a peer misunderstanding his own Sickle Cell Disease and the chronic pain that comes with it. Dorian is a member of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and hopes to help others feel empowered to speak out.
Emily’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Caroline Caroline interviews Emily about her creative healing, which includes drawing cartoons she calls “buddies.” Emily shares how she comes up with her characters and how much they have meant to her during her chronic pain journey. Both Caroline and Emily are on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board!
Emily’s Story About Peers Asking if She Was “Faking” Her Pain Emily (age 13) shares a story about peers at school asking her if she was “faking” her pain… and how it made her feel. Unfortunately, this accusation of “faking” chronic pain is all too common. chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where we can show that there is nothing “fake” about pain.
Gabi’s Message to Not Give Up Hope Gabi is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and shares an important message about not giving up hope, from the perspective of a parent with a child in chronic pain.
IHDCY”Changing the Way We Care for Children in Pain: Pain in Child Health Program” IHDCYH Talks Entretiens de l’IDSEA. (2014 December, 8). [Video file]. Changing the way we care for children in pain: Pain In child health program. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97p3-pD-578&list=UU3rIJO4m81IXXj_9RkqK9NQ
Kathryn’s “Balloon” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Balloon.” Use your breath and imagination to take you on a journey, as you fly with your balloon up and through the sky. What will you notice from above?
Kathryn’s “Chakras” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her guided imagery “Chakras.” Take a moment to feel fresh new energy and strength by channeling your inner Chakras.
Kathryn’s “Ocean of Calm” – Guided Imagery J. Kathryn de Planque, PH.D., has shared a recording of her Guided Imagery “Ocean of Calm.” This can be a great tool for anyone who needs to take a moment and escape to the calm, serene scene of an ocean. So sit back and relax into the waves…
Laura’s Story: From CRPS to Pre-Med Laura shares her extraordinary journey from a young girl searching for answers to her upcoming graduation (pre-med!). As our next generation of doctors are finding their way, Laura is going to use her unique perspective to prioritize patients and help them find their voices. This is a must-watch for anyone who has ever dealt with CRPS, chronic pain, or life in general!
Lilly’s Story of Parenting a Teen with Chronic Pain Lilly openly discusses the challenges she faces while parenting a daughter with chronic pain, including having to determine what moods are based on “normal” teenage hormones and stress is stemming from the pain itself. Lilly is on chyp’s Parent/Caregiver Advisory Board and hopes that sharing her story will help other parents feel like they are not alone.
Lynn’s Story of Parenting 2 Daughters with Chronic Pain Lynn shares the story of her two daughters who have chronic pain. She discusses her support system, and the crucial role that her own family and friends played throughout this process.
Marisa’s Chocolate chyp Cookie Recipe Marisa is on our Youth Advisory Board and uses cooking as her creative healing. Here is her chocolate chyp cookie recipe for you to try at home for your “Self-Care Sunday”!
Matt’s Original Song – “Civil War” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote the song “Civil War” about his journey with chronic pain and depression. *LYRICS BELOW* talk about fear and doubt stemming from feeling like his “thoughts can’t navigate this maze.”
Matt’s Original Song – “Mending Sound” *WITH LYRICS* Matt wrote this song about his experience with chronic pain and using sound for healing. *LYRICS BELOW* about his “rough chapter,” but also about his realization that his “story’s not over.” In this song, he makes the decision to start “writing [his] own life.”
Matt’s Original Songs About Chronic Pain and Depression – “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” Matt writes and plays songs for his creative healing! He was able to use his music as an outlet during (and as a way out of) the dark hole of chronic pain at a young age. He performed his two original songs “Civil War” and “Mending Sound” for a chyp fundraiser in Bakersfield. Thank you for sharing your story and talent with us, Matt!
Naomi’s Creative Healing, Interviewed by Natalie Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi’s creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal. Both girls are members of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board and
Naomi’s Story on the Assumptions Made About Her Chronic Pain Naomi (18) on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board shares stories about assumptions that have been made about her chronic pain in the past.
Natalie’s Original Song About Chronic Pain – “Strong Enough” Natalie (age 13) wrote this beautiful original song about her own experiences with chronic pain at such a young age, called “Strong Enough.” chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where she (and a group of her talented peers) can share their journey with others.
Natalie’s Story About Educating a Peer About Her Chronic Pain Natalie (13) shares a story about when she had to educate a peer about her pain. She explains that her chronic pain is different and more complex than what most people think. Natalie is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board.
Nina’s Art and Yoga Recommendations Nina Matthews is an art therapist and Iyengar Yoga instructor. She shares some simple yoga poses you can do while at-home. Nina also has an empowering, pain-related art therapy prompt that can help you reimagine your sensations. Her insights about this quarantine and creative ways to manage this transition is a must see!
Quarantine: by chyp’s Youth Advisory Board Want to see what chyp’s Youth Advisory Board has been up to during this quarantine? Check out this short video to get inspired!
Relax While Painting in Quarantine Painting is a creative way to spend your time – but it is also relaxing and meditative to watch! This is how one of chyp’s Youth Advisory Board members spent her afternoon in quarantine.
Sabine’s Sophrology Approach Sophrology is a new concept for a lot of us, but is in fact an established technique from Europe that uses dynamic relaxation to strengthen the mind/body connection. Sabine Combrie, PT, CST provides an in-depth explanation of how its can be used and even gives a sample Sophrology exercise that you can try from home!
Sophia’s Chronic Pain Story Sophia (age 17) is on chyp’s Youth Advisory Board. In this video she shares her own story of chronic pain, the creative healing strategies that help her, and some advice for others going through a similar experience.
Sophrology with Sabine This is an audio segment of a Sophrology exercise taken from a full interview with Sabine Combrie, PT, CST. If you are interested in learning more about Sophrology please watch the full video on this channel titled “Sabine’s Sophrology Approach.” If you would like to just sample what Sophrology is then lay down, take a deep breath, and click play!
Square Breathing with Ginny Square breathing is a beautiful way to relax the mind and body. Ginny leads us all in a short, but powerful breathing practice that we can all do from home! Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…
Ted’s Healing Through Art and His Series “Scarred for Life” Ted Meyer is the Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He shares his memories as a young child with chronic health issues and the magic that art has brought into his life. He uses his personal experiences (in both the medical and art worlds) to engage medical students and challenge our next generation of doctors to embrace the patient-perspective. Ted has an amazing series, called “Scarred for Life,” where he takes prints of people’s scars and creates beautiful artwork that honors the pre- and post-scar narrative.
This Teen Turned Her Pain into Power “When I was 9 I was diagnosed with CRPS. I had a lot of chronic injuries to my feet and ankles, which caused me to be in pain a lot of the time. My most serious injury was a torn tendon in my foot. This is what launched my CRPS, and left me disabled for three months, which felt like forever. The pain was so severe, I had to leave my school and give up…”
We Love Our Dogs! Animal support is everything during times of self-isolation. Pets remind us every day to appreciate the little things. Watch this dog proudly carry her stick all the way home!
What the Mind-Gut Connection Tells Us About IBS, Abdominal Pain, & Mood – Lecture The brain-gut dialogue has been recognized by ancient healing traditions. Western medicine has failed to appreciate this powerful connection. We now know that emotions, thoughts, diet, gut microbiome, and activities all communicate to impact belly pain.
Yoga with Ginny Yoga is an amazing way to strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce pain, and increase overall well-being! Ginny shares this brief yoga practice for those who want to practice from home. All yogis are welcome to participate, Ginny Thompson, LPC, RYT500 is a licensed professional counselor and 500-hour certified yoga teacher. To learn more about Ginny and the rest of the chyp team, please visit: https://mychyp.org/ginny-thompson-lpc…