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Over a decade of work at the intersection of communication, health, mindfulness and art. Master’s Degree from Concordia University’s Communication Studies Department with research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Teaching, Research, multidisciplinary artist (Workshops, talks, performance), interviewer.
This article was written to explore chronic pain as expressed through the different types of narratives, stories and poetry that we can use to help elucidate for the person living with chronic pain the unsayable. The importance of the personal story, instead of a constraint conventional 'medical' narrative, has been explored and demonstrated over t...
The humanities invite opportunities for people to describe through their metaphors, symbols and language a means in which to interpret their pain and reinterpret their new lived experiences. The patient and family all live with pain and can only use their pain narratives of that experience to confront or even to begin to understand the quantifiable...