“Mind my Pain” is one of the most practical and effective tools I have encountered for chronic pain management. Devised and written by someone with long-term experience of chronic pain, it is a highly functional way of providing each individual user with insight into how their pain is felt and how it can be managed. “Mind my Pain” also greatly assists the user to articulate their particular experience with pain to the health professionals who are working with them to resolve those issues.
- Julie Bayliss, Sydney
These are the words that come to my mind when using my Journal.
It has truly been one of the best decisions I made in my Chronic Pain Journey using MINDmyPAIN.
I started out slowly, building up my usage, this was great for me as it kept me on track.
There were days when I could only write one or two words or even just tick the emotions on the right side of the page.
Now, I just love using the goal setting as it challenges me to move out of my comfort state and explores new ways of becoming more.
This journal has everything I need in it now, it is so helpful when I am in the Doctor’s surgery as my memory has been affected from medications.
Its easy to use and does help in motivating me, it helps in getting be off the bed and off the chair.
There are times when it helped me to move from my dark/painful space to one of peace and wellbeing.
- Mary-Lynne Cochrane sgs, Sisters of the Good Samaritan
"Chronic pain and its impacts is a condition only sufferers can truly express. There are no simple interventions to alleviate this condition, which non-sufferers find so difficult to appreciate. In creating ‘Mind my Pain,’ Kim Sullivan has created a series of protocols that provide patients with straightforward, sensible techniques to understand and manage their condition. Importantly, ‘Mind my Pain’ can provide treating practitioners with a comprehensive pain experience log to establish treatment regimens that address the condition. ‘Mind my Pain’ is a fine example of how a simple technique, professionally produced, can make a substantial difference to the lives of pain sufferers.”
- Roger John
"MIND my PAIN keeps me organised. It has given me the sense that I can be the master rather than my back pain controlling me."
My journal arrived today, I was very excited to receive it. Your book has a place in it for everything that someone going through chronic health issues can document and refer back to when needed. So handy to have it all in one place and a handy size to carry in handbag to appointments. Your references to goal setting, exercise, sunshine and meditation are all so very much important and a huge benefit towards improving and maintaining our health. Being true to yourself with how you're really feeling is not always something we do as we often put on a happy face and people might be shocked if we told them some days how we really are when they ask are you ok. For this reason, I think your journal will be great therapy and an opportunity for telling it how it really is some days.
Your pocket for referrals is also great as it's easy to misplace them, and even worse turning up for an appointment without them (did that last week).
Your message to reward ourselves at times, celebrate the good days but especially be kind to ourselves is so important and something we all need to remind ourselves to do.
Congratulations again Kim on your journal, I will definitely start using it.
Wishing you all the best for your journal and may your pages be filled with 😊😊😊 - Karin, Wodonga