Pain has the potential to take over and run our lives. Sleep can be disturbed, we can feel constantly irritable, and day to day activities can become uncomfortable and overly challenging. Pain can cause people to fall into depression. Ongoing pain can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Treatment needs to be based on what works for the individual because we are all unique people and have our own responses to pain.
Pain management techniques are a specialised and sophisticated area of practice and the research into ways to deal with pain is constantly developing.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation are all techniques that are used in the control and management of pain. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy may help people to cope with their thoughts and feelings about chronic pain. Some practitioners focus on helping people to reclaim their lives from pain rather than reducing pain or making it go away.
Counselling involves you working with you own thoughts and decisions, so that you can find solutions to your problems or issues. Counselling may help to reach a point where you can help yourself with the pain and better manage it on your own.
By discussing your pain with an online therapist or counsellor, you might be able to find out a new method for managing or responding to pain or get assistance and support to practice a technique you have learned previously.
This information is only general and is not a substitute for a professional consultation.Tweet
Avril AllenAvril Allen has many years experience in psychology, first as a therapist integrating the psychodynamic/psychosynthesis traditions and later cognitive approache...
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