Nick Potter’s book THE MEANING OF PAIN: what it is, why we feel it, and how to overcome it is a brilliantly thought-provoking examination of how the stress of modern life is making us hurt. An acclaimed osteopath, Potter (“The man who taught me to breathe” Sir Elton John) has 27 years’ clinical experience and is one of the leading experts on pain in all its forms. In this eye-opening book, he takes us on a journey through biology, evolution and contemporary social behaviour to explain the mystery of pain – and in particular how it relates to stress. He presents his own roadmap for wellbeing (including his acclaimed theory of breathing), along with success stories from his consulting room, and shows us how to spot the signs and break the vicious cycle of stress, pain and anxiety before the danger is done. UK publication: Short Books, May 2019. Sold at auction in Italy and Poland, and to Random House in Germany.
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