Education & resources

New educational series: “Building Your Toolbox” is a unique event series where participants can interact directly with an expert speaker–and other pain warriors. LEARN MORE >>

Check out the chronic pain manual

Explore the manual co-written by Gwenn Herman and Mary French.

Find Gwenn Herman on Facebook Live

Find Gwenn on Facebook Live on Mondays at 7 pm ET on the U.S. Pain Facebook page.

Article on pain "catastrophizing"

Read Gwenn’s article on the “Remedy” blog: “‘Catastrophizing’: A form of pain shaming.”

Read a handout on chronic pain & suicide

This sheet offers some tips and guidance if you or someone you love is in crisis.

Check out pain resource posters

We have two resource posters: the Pain Warrior Chart and the Treatment Plan Tree.

Living well with chronic pain booklet

Download a 16-page booklet of information on pain management and much more.

Reducing stress & pain through mindfulness

Watch a webinar, “From ow to om: Using mindfulness to reduce stress and pain.”

Download a book expert on pacing

Read an excerpt from the Chronic Pain Manual on the topic of pacing.

View an infographic on chronic pain

Learn about some facts and figures related to chronic pain in America.

Mental health care approaches & providers

Learn about strategies for mental health and the types of providers who offer them.

Listen to a podcast on pain & sleep

Gwenn and Paul Christo, MD, talk about the vicious cycle of pain and sleep disturbances.

Listen to a podcast with tips on pain

Gwenn was part of a podcast about alternative therapies.

More resources


U.S. Pain Foundation – largest organization for people with chronic pain
Living with Pain – overview of pain management by U.S. Pain Foundation
Learn About Your Pain – website with information about specific pain conditions
INvisible Project – magazine with stories about pain warriors and expert articles


Relaxation Response, by Herbert Benson, MD, and M. Klipper
How to Meditate: A Guide to Self Discovery, by Dr. Lawrence Le Shan
Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, by the 14th Dalai Lama and H. Cutler
Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Point of View, by the 14th Dalai Lama and Geshe Thupten Jimpa
Energy Medicine, by Donna Eden and David Feinstein
Conquest of Mind, by Eknath Easwaran
The Healing Power of Mind, by Tulku Thondup
Electrolytes and the Spark of Life: The Key to Longevity and Quality of Life, by Gillian Marthew
Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain, by Pete Egoscue and Roger Gittines
The History of Pain, by Roselyne Rey
The Origin of Illness, by Norberto R. Keppe
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness, by Pema Chödrön
Macroelements, Water, and Electrolytes in Sports Nutrition, by Judy Anne Driskell, Ira Wolinsky (Editor)
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual, by Devin Starlanyl, MD, & Mary Ellen Copeland, MS, MA
The Chronic Pain Control Workbook, 2nd edition, by Ellen Mohr Catalano, MA, & Kimeron N. Hardin

Relaxation/meditation apps and sites

Insight Timer
UCLA guided mediations
Sleep/chakra guided meditation on YouTube

Relaxation/meditation CDs

“Canyon Trilogy: Native American Flute Music” by R. Carlos Nakai
“Quiet Heart/Spirit Wind” by Richard Warner
“In the Presence of Angels” by Dik Darnell
“The Sounds of Source” by Synchronicity/Master Charles
“Soma: An Experience in Psychoacoustic Healing” by Tom Kenyon, MA
“Higher” by Metamusic/Monroe Institute
“DreamCatcher” by Kevin Locke

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