From back pain to migraines, arthritis and sciatica, over 1.2 billion people worldwide suffer from regular or chronic pain, 28 million in the UK alone. It’s a global epidemic that regularly resists treatment and can totally derail people’s lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
This is the revolutionary message from psychotherapist Alan Gordon who, frustrated by the lack of effective treatment for his own debilitating pain, developed a highly successful approach to eliminating symptoms without surgery or medication, offering a viable and drug-free alternative to existing – and often addictive – methods.
Based on the premise that pain starts in the brain not the body, Gordon’s Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) enables you to rewire your neural circuits and turn off 'stuck' pain signals. In a ground-breaking study, PRT helped 98% of patients reduce their pain levels and 66% were completely cured. What's more, these dramatic changes held up over time.
In The Way Out, Gordon provides an easy-to-follow guide to ending your pain with PRT. Drawing on cutting-edge research along with his own experiences as a chronic pain sufferer, he will help you:
- Understand how the brain can unintentionally 'learn' chronic pain - Turn off pain signals that have become 'stuck' - these are false alarms - Use revolutionary techniques to break the cycle of fear that causes chronic pain - Develop long-term strategies for living pain-free
Game-changing, practical and full of real-life stories from Gordon’s clinical practice, this book will change the way you think about pain forever - and give you a way out of your pain today.
The Way Out is a groundbreaking approach to the treatment of chronic pain that gives hope to those who were thought to be incurable. All chronic pain patients owe it to themselves to read this book. ― Andrew Weil, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Healing
With straightforward and practical wisdom, The Way Out presents a sophisticated yet simple approach to understanding and healing chronic pain-an approach grounded in advanced science and proven clinical experience. ― Gabor Maté MD, author of When the Body Says No
At long last, a successful treatment for chronic, disabling pain. The Way Out provides valuable information about the ailment of pain, and many helpful suggestions on how to heal. ― Aaron T. Beck, MD, founder of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emeritus professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
A compelling journey and fascinating read. In The Way Out, Gordon and Ziv bring together serendipity and science, demonstrating the power of the mind, and how we all can harness our own brains for healing. ― Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Unwinding Anxiety and The Craving Mind
Quite possibly the most important pain book ever written. The Way Out will be the answer for millions who live in constant agony. Read this book, you deserve it. ― Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind
About the Author
Alan Gordon is the founder and director of the Pain Psychology Center in California, a leading treatment facility for chronic pain sufferers that sees over 1,500 patients from around the world every year. Debilitated by chronic pain throughout his body for several years and frustrated by the lack of effective treatment, Gordon developed the ground-breaking Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) – a highly effective system of psychological techniques that rewire the brain’s neural circuits to turn off “stuck” pain signals. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California.
Alon Ziv has a degree in neuroscience and was awarded the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching in Biology from UCLA.