Connections: How Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy can be used to treat chronic pain
Have you heard of Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET)? It's a form of mind-body medicine used to treat chronic pain. A documentary called "This Might Hurt" explores the role of the brain in chronic pain and how EAET can be used to manage it. Dr. Howard Schubiner is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Michigan. His use of EAET to help patients is explored the film.
We talk with Schubiner and additional experts about the therapy, what the research shows, and how they think the medical system needs to change to help more people suffering from chronic pain. Our guests:
- Howard Schubiner, M.D., director of Mind-Body Medicine program at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan
- Aaron Olden, M.D., physician and owner of Mindful Medicine Rochester
- William Watson, Ph.D., associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center