In this episode, Wendy speaks with clinical researcher and psychotherapist Eric Garland. Eric has spent his career developing effective ways to use mindfulness and other contemplative approaches for problems like addiction and chronic pain. Their conversation covers many topics, including: how early mystical experiences led him to a contemplative path; the power of meditation to heal and restore well-being; self-transcendence and non-dual states of consciousness; the features of his intervention, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), and its application for addiction and chronic pain; how reappraisal can help in difficult situations; the role of savoring and reconnecting with natural rewards; deconstructing pain; a large clinical trial showing how effective MORE is, and how it might work; and the biggest lesson he's learned from his work so far. Full show notes and resources
Episode 202 | Using Savoring And Mindfulness To Treat Chronic Pain And Addiction With Eric Garland
Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast
As always, it's an honor and a pleasure to be spending this time with you. If you're using any type of psychologically informed care, whether you're a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a coach, a nurse, a physician, or a mental health provider, you'll notice that many people observe that pain impacts their thoughts and brings about emotional states that affect their body, aggravates pain and for some, increases their desire for drugs such as opioids. More and more patients are seeking integrative and comprehensive pain therapies that care for both their body as well as their mind. Some realize that pain medications alone are not enough to address the root cause of their problem. In this episode, we speak with Professor Eric Garland, who teaches at the University of Utah, a licensed clinical social worker and a researcher who uses mindfulness to treat many chronic conditions. His research has been shown to be effective and support the recovery from alcohol dependence, opioid misuse, nicotine addiction, relieve pain as well as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, reduces video game addiction and unhealthy eating behaviors. We'll take a deep dive into the theory, research and practical components of delivering mindfulness-based interventions. Specifically, this episode centers around three concepts that I want to define before we begin this episode. The first is simply mindfulness, which is a state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment while accepting thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. The second is reappraisal, which entails helping people shift their thinking and developing new, more helpful perspectives, beliefs, and actions to deal with stressful events. The third is the skill of savoring, which is a positive sense of reward needed to drive and sustain behavior change. This is an excellent episode for those living with chronic pain, stress and related conditions, as well as the practitioners who treat them. I enjoyed speaking with Eric and I know you will as well. Let's begin. Let's meet Professor Eric Garland. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: integrativepainsciencinstitute.com Healing Pain Podcast Facebook Healing Pain Podcast Twitter Healing Pain Podcast YouTube Healing Pain Podcast LinkedIn Healing Pain Podcast Instagram
Mindfulness for Cancer Pain – Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW
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Dr. Garland is the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, and also the Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development and Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr. Garland also was appointed in 2019 by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins to the NIH Heal Multi-Disciplinary Working Group to work on strategies for pain management and reduce opioid addiction. In this podcast, we discuss his mindfulness research using Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), and work he is doing in Mindfulness to reduce Cancer-related pain and opioid use at the VA.
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Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW, is a rare combination of rigorous researcher and compassionate clinician. His unique integration of CBT and mindfulness led him to create Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), an integrative group intervention for treating chronic pain, stress, and opioid misuse. His attention to detail and methodology has made him a trusted researcher. In 2019 he was appointed to the NIH HEAL Multi-Disciplinary Working Group to help guide the HEAL initiative on pain and addiction. Our dialogue was exciting for both of us. We share a sense that helping patients attend to savoring and insight is key to moving beyond the murky grasp of addiction.Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW, is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND) and, Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at the Hunstman Cancer Institute. Dr. Garland has had over 150 scientific articles and book chapters published in respected, peer-reviewed outlets, and he currently serves as Associate Editor for the journal Mindfulness.
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