Dr Leora Kuttner, PhD is a pediatric clinical psychologist who specializes in children’s pain. She is a Clinical Professor in the Pediatric Department of the University of Briticsh Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
Here, we talk about the techniques she uses to to help children manage their pain, and how these can be used to help adults as well.
Click the play icon on the interview below to listen to a talk we had about managing pain.
0:30 – What children do to cope with pain – very practical strategies they use including breathing, visualisation and hypnosis.
2:20 – Fear and breathing – how they are closely connected with pain
3:00 – Comfort as a way to turn your focus away from pain
4:15 – Mind body connection and pain perception, especially with chronic pain
6:00 – Healing and how this is natural for our bodies – a shift in perspective
7:00 – How different treatments work better for kids at different ages
8:41 – Hope, and how central it is in changing patterns to break the cycle of chronic pain
10:20 – Emotions and the important part they have in perceiving pain and helping healing.
Dr. Leora Kuttner is a Clinical Professor in the Pediatric Department of the University of Briticsh Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. Click here to read more about Dr. Leora Kuttner’s book – A Child in Pain
The video below is an excerpt form Dr. Leora Kuttner’s film on helping children control their pain – ‘No Fears, No Tears, 13 Years Later.
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