Keeping It Clean: Clean and Dirty Suffering

by | Dec 13, 2016 | Patient Education

Clean Dirty Suffering

Timothy Weyman

presented by Timothy Weymann, LCSW

Life – and chronic illness – has an inherent level of difficulty (i.e., “Clean Suffering”). The natural difficulties of life often trigger conscious and subconscious responses from us; responses we believe will help us solve our concerns. If we fail to critically identify, evaluate and intentionally select our responses to life’s challenges, we frequently respond in unhelpful ways, making bad times worse (i.e., “Dirty Suffering”).

For this talk, Timothy Weymann, LCSW explored along with attendees a combination of the primary psychological methods used for treating the emotional and mental health of chronic illness survivors.


Timothy is a licensed clinical social worker in Salt Lake Valley, Utah, who has worked in the field of mental health for 9 years. He currently maintains a private practice where he helps those struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain/illness, concerns related to substance abuse, relationships and faith identity and sexual orientation issues. He has been living with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis for 2 years and has found emotional healing in using Buddhist Psychology to adjust to navigating the world with chronic illness.

Download the Handout HERE: Buddhist-suffering-guide

Download the presentation slides HERE: Keeping_it-clean





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