The Osher Clinical Center’s Dr. Randall Paulsen, was recently cited in the The Boston Globe on the topic of stress and its impact on the sensitivity to pain. Dr. Paulsen runs an 8-week course in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
In The Boston Globe article, which references new research published in the journal Pain, Dr. Paulsen supports the evidence that individuals can influence their subjective experience of pain.
Ruth Defrin, associate professor in the department of physical therapy at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, who conducted the research said, “There are situations in which stress is a motivator and improves performance, but it really depends on the situation and it mostly depends on how a person perceives the moment.”
Read the full article in The Boston Globe.
The next MBSR orientation class for Dr. Paulsen’s 8-week course will be on March 31, 2015.
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