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Season 3:Trauma Healing Learning 16: Chronic Pain Management with Dr. Vania Apkarian and Dr. Melissa Farmer


Do you or somebody you know have chronic pain or recurring pain flare-ups? Have you ever wondered if there are techniques that might help rewire brain structure to improve pain outcomes? Join us for this Trauma Healing Learning episode, which features two of the leading researchers on the neurobiology of chronic pain, Dr. Vania Apkarian and Dr. Melissa Farmer. Together, we will gain tremendous insights into the science behind pain, and tangible practices to manage long term pain other than opioids and steroids. Here we go.


Blink of an Eye is created by Louise Phipps Senft and co-produced by Louise Phipps Senft and Zera Bloom. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.


Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S. Blink of an Eye provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. To find out more, visit


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Music in this episode is:

Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod




Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles



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