Overcoming Chronic Pain 2nd Edition
A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald, Catherine Carus
Take control of your life, take control of your pain
Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating; however, it does not need to dominate your life. This self-help book is based on highly effective self-help methods developed by specialists and used in community and hospital pain management programmes. Your experience of pain can be greatly reduced by pacing daily activities, reducing stress, learning relaxation techniques and effective ways to cope with depression, anxiety, worry, anger and frustration.
This easy-to-follow book sets out:
- Why pain can persist when there's no injury or disease present
- How to become fitter and pace your activities
- Practical ways to improve sleep and relaxation
- Tips for returning to work, study and gaining a life you value
Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.
This book is recommended by the national Reading Well scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome.