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Tune into re-runs of the best of Airing Pain

Join us every Tuesday and Sunday at 8pm on Able Radio as we repeat some of Airing Pain’s best programmes!

Tune in next week on Tuesday 18th November for the first of five weekly programmes in our repeat series looking at reducing pain without drugs. Each programme provides information and practical tips on drug-free tools and techniques that can help to reduce pain, whether through acupuncture needles or knitting needles, TENS machines or the power of your own mind.

Following this, listen to six of our best programmes on self-management for advice on how you can get active without flare ups and communicate better with friends, family and healthcare professionals.

See below for the full programme schedule!

Since 2010, Airing Pain has provided a unique service for people living in pain, bringing together people with chronic pain and top specialists to talk about the resources which can help. In 2013 over 203,000 people listened to Airing Pain radio programmes.

Airing Pain is produced and presented by Sony Award winning producer Paul Evans. For Paul who also has chronic pain, Airing Pain has been ‘life-changing’. Paul’s experiences are shared by many others, with 80% of listeners’ surveyed saying they find the radio programmes helpful and 90% saying they would recommend them to others.

The programmes are broadcast twice weekly, every Tuesday and Sunday at 8pm, on the digital radio station Able Radio. All 62 editions of Airing Pain are also available to listen or download at painconcern.org.uk .

Listen out for our brand new series of Airing Pain airing in February next year!  

Airing Pain Repeat Series

Schedule 2014/2015 

Reducing Pain Without Drugs

8pm Able Radio

 

Programme

 

18/11/2014

23/11/2014

48

Nursing Beyond Drugs How nurses can use relaxation therapy, massage, acupuncture and empathy to help people manage their pain

25/11/2014

30/11/2014

47

The Power of the Mind
Investigating ancient and futuristic techniques to reduce pain using the power of the mind: from mindfulness to neuro-engineering.

02/12/2014

07/12/2014

11

Music and KnittingPaul Evans learns to knit, and how music can be used for pain relief.

09/12/2014

14/12/2014

 

9

Relieving pain: TENS and acupunctureHow acupuncture and TENS can help relieve pain, plus, a new web service aiming to educate health professionals about pain.

16/12/2014

21/12/2014

4

Diet, CBT and mindfulnessHow diet can help manage pain, the benefits of mindfulness, CBT and exercise, and a Q&A with pain specialist Mark Turtle.

Self-Management

8pm Able Radio

Programme

 

 

23/12/2014

28/12/2014

5

Learning to live with painLearning how to live with pain and living with people in pain, and what pain management programmes do.

30/11/2014

04/01/2015

24

Exercise and managing painHow swimming can help manage pain, and a Q&A session with physiotherapist Paul Cameron.

06/01/2015

11/01/2015

6

Pacing and arthritisHow pacing can help people with pain regain control, plus arthritis myth-busting, the future of pain management in the UK and a Q&A session on pain relief.

13/01/2015

18/01/2015

 

27

Arthritis – challenging perceptionsSetting the record straight on arthritis, and practical tips on living with the condition.

20/01/2015

25/01/2015

 

28

Self-management: pacing and communicationLearning to manage pain with Arthritis Care’s self-management programme.

27/01/2015

01/02/2015

 

58

The Pain ToolkitLearning to live with it: a toolkit for self-management.
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