The Hidden Psychology of Pain is a fresh and welcome look at the problem of chronic pain. In this well researched book, Dr. James Alexander offers his readers a new paradigm backed up by relevant information, results of recent research, case studies from his own professional experience, and also a handbook of self-help suggestions readily accessible to those living with chronic pain. He offers readers hope through new knowledge, better understanding, and the opportunity to see themselves as whole beings rather than as a collection of symptoms. As a Physiotherapist, I found that the treatments I had to offer for chronic pain would sometimes only give short-term symptomatic relief, falling short of the true needs of the person. Th is timely book tells us that a more holistic approach is not only possible, but is already proven to have helped many people.