Living Beyond Lyme:
Reclaim Your Life From Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness
Learn how to lead a rich, vital, and meaningful life despite the daily challenges of Lyme disease and chronic illness.
Living Beyond Lyme helps patients side-step the often frustrating controversy surrounding Lyme disease. This book instead focuses on living meaningfully, using mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. Whether it is acute or chronic, Lyme disease causes suffering, and ACT, an evidence-based, scientifically driven approach, can help people change their experience of their illness.
Dr Joseph J Trunzo
The Author of Living Beyond Lyme
Dr. Joseph J. Trunzo has dedicated his career to researching and treating psychological issues that people experience when they have medical illnesses. He forged his career in research with cancer survivors, but he has since focused his efforts on addressing the unique problems facing those with Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses.
His mission is to bring awareness to the Lyme community about the benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an empirically based form of psychotherapy that focuses on living a vital, rich, and meaningful life while you continue your journey to wellness.
Dr. Trunzo is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at Bryant University and a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. He is an active clinician who treats patients with a variety of diagnoses, including Lyme disease, in his private practice at Providence Psychology Services in Providence, RI.
He is a member of the Rhode Island Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. at Drexel University, completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Vermont, and completed his postdoctoral training at the Centers for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine at the Brown University Medical School.