Disclaimer: Painaustralia aims to provide consumers with information about pain management options. The listing of pain therapies, programs and resources on our website is not an endorsement of these options. Individuals should consult with their clinician about the best options for their pain management.
The following books are highly regarded resources on pain and pain management
MIND my PAIN, Chronic Pain Self Management Journal, by Kim Sullivan
Developed and written by our CAG member, Kim Sullivan, the MIND my PAIN journal is a tool to help manage, organise, monitor and record all health information. Click the image for more information.
Exercise for Persisting Pain, by ESSA - eBook
Our member organisation Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has launched a new eBook, Exercise for Persisting Pain. The book has been designed to help those living with chronic pain, as well as their carers, family, and friends to understand how exercise can help them to manage pain and improve quality of life. Click the image to download.
Wherever You Go, There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
Breaking Through the Pain Barrier: The Extraordinary Life of Dr Michael J. Cousins
Written by our own CAG member, Gabriella Kelly-Davies, Breaking Through the Pain Barrier tells the story of Painaustralia's founder Dr Michael Cousins.
Manage your pain
Best-selling book about self-management written by Australian health professionals.
The explain pain handbook: Protectometer
The Handbook represents the most up to date thinking from Moseley and Butler.
A changed and uplifted Life
Story of Caroline Cochrane and her journey
The pain book
Step-by-step guide to multidisciplinary pain management written by Australian health professionals
The brain that changes itself
Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science
Rewire your pain
Book about rewiring your brain and winning back your life.
The spinal cord injury pain book
How pain works and the unique challenges faced by people with SCI
Book about pain science and pain management written by Australian health professionals
Compilation of hilarious stories and images intended to help explain the complexity of pain in a light-hearted way
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation