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Jonah Lehrer's latest WSJ column is about new research into the psychology of pain. Here's one example he gives on new ways to treat pain, a study by scientists at Wake Forest University:

 

"After only a few days of meditation training—teaching people to better focus their attention, concentrating less on the discomfort and more on a soothing stimulus—subjects reported a 57% reduction in the “unpleasantness” of their pain. Such improvements are roughly equivalent to the benefits of morphine." (See the entire article for more. . .)

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com