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  • Writer's pictureMarilisa Dolci

We are complicated

I was already fascinated by the connection between our bodies and our minds, and my preparation on pain management for some interpreting assignments that I have had over the past months stimulated my interest even more.


Did you know that pain is produced 100% by the brain? Have you ever thought about pain as a defence mechanism that our brain activates to protect us from what it perceives as a potential, if not real, danger?


What about chronic pain then?


Chronic pain is an example of how our bodies and minds are closely related, how our physical wellbeing mirrors our mental wellbeing, to the point that a symptom in our body needs to be investigated in our mind too.


This is just the tip of the iceberg, but here are some very good resources that helped me prepare for my interpreting assignments and that I would strongly recommend. In different languages, of course. I’m a linguist after all.


  • Gestión de dolor crónico y Mindfulness: a YouTube channel by a Spanish coach therapist.


  • Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it: a YouTube video by Live Active Chiropractic.

  • Medicina del dolore.org Website in Italian about Pain Medicine.


Fascinating, isn’t it?


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