Mindfulness som smertehåndteringsredskab for kvinder med endometriose: Et spirende koncept og en faktisk case.

Translated title of the contribution: Mindfulness as pain management tool for women with endometriosis.

Mette Kold Jensen, Hanne Vedsted-Hansen, Tia G. B. Hansen

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Abstract

Endometriosis is a chronic pelvic disease causing pain and derivative problems that may require more than medical intervention. This article advocates a mindfulness based approach focussing on pain management for this client group. In the context of Western psychotherapy, mindfulness can be characterised as: awareness, observation, and description of sensory experience without judging or reacting. Mindfulness training has proven efficient for management of stress and chronic pain in other domains, and the article provides a sketch for its application to endometriosis. A clinical case fleshes out the main themes by intertwining the voices of therapist and client. Main themes are: improvement of sleep, management of pain, resource-demand-balance, and relationship with the life partner. Limitations and potentials of the approach are discussed.
Translated title of the contributionMindfulness as pain management tool for women with endometriosis.
Original languageDanish
JournalPsyke og Logos
Volume32
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)170-188
ISSN0107-1211
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Endometriosis, chronic pain, mindfulness

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