What is chronic pain? We all have a pain system that’s designed to protect us. Think of it like an alarm system that’s looking out for anything that might cause us harm or damage. Our…
When you’re living with chronic pain, managing your thoughts can be tricky, so here are some techniques you may want to try:
Psychologists who study pain have found that living with chronic pain can change the way you think about yourself and the world around you.
This leaflet is designed to help you understand what stress is, inform you as to why is it important to be able to relax when you have chronic pain and provide some relaxation exercises for you to try.
A guide to becoming more active and reducing flare-ups. In this booklet Liz Macleod brings together a lifetime’s experience in helping people understand and manage their pain. Her practical approach gives encouragement to anyone who wants advice and support in living with pain.
This self-help guide is intended for people with mild-to-moderate mental health issues. It offers a number of techniques for helping you manage your pain,
and improve your quality of life.
Pain is a normal part of life and doesn’t always mean that something is wrong. Think of pain as an alarm system inside you, looking out for any danger that might cause you harm. Sometimes this alarm system can react in a way that’s not proportionate to the danger it detects.
Chronic pain can affect people in different ways. Whatever the reason for your chronic pain, the approaches for managing the pain will be similar. This is because pain management is not about getting rid of your pain; it’s about helping you have a good quality of life despite the pain.