Living with Persistent Pain
Ruth has lived with persistent pain of a neuropathic nature for the last 16 years. She attended a residential pain management programme and since then has lived with pain by self-management skills learned on the programme and with yoga. Ruth is a freelance yoga teacher with a background of working in health promotion in the NHS, public health, community development, community mental health and psychiatric care. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology and a Masters in Exercise and Sports Psychology. Ruth lives in Scotland with her family and keeps active with her daughter swimming, walking and cycling as well as a daily yoga and mindfulness practice.