ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN
Chronic pain is experienced often among many individuals. It can be difficult to cope with, especially when it pertains to certain times in our lives. Pain is usually thought of in a physical aspect, however it does acquire biological, emotional, and psychological factors. Having the ability to fully understand and take control of our emotions and actions that come from the struggles of chronic pain, will allow one to cope and reduce its intensity.
There are many different types of chronic pain. One type is through cancer survivors experiencing continuous pain after cancer treatment. Causes can vary, whether it results from cancer treatment or spreading to other parts of the body. This chronic pain can indeed be constant, and deeply affect one’s path to full recovery. However, through proper treatment one can overcome chronic pain and live life without it.
Fully analyzing your thoughts and emotions when it comes to chronic pain, will allow you the opportunity to learn techniques that can lead to better pain management. Developing and acquiring these skills from your own unique sessions, will eventually allow you to live your life with less pain. Through proper stress management, you can finally understand your chronic pain and slowly begin lessening stressors that occur within your daily life.
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can effectively incorporate proper pain management. Through this method, individuals have the ability to develop and identify certain skills. This will allow one to completely transform negative behaviors and thoughts and propose a more positive outlook. Through this process you will be able to look at your pain in a different aspect, due to the acquirement of more valuable coping skills. The perception of pain comes from the brain, which is why acknowledging certain daily thoughts and actions will allow one to lessen it, even if the pain is actually remaining the same.
It’s crucial to never lose hope when it comes to experiencing chronic pain and learning how to manage it. With the proper treatment and method used, positive thoughts, and exceptional skills learned it can make an outstanding difference. Taking the steps towards wanting to know how to manage your chronic pain, is what will lead to positive changes in your life.
ABOUT CHRONIC AND INVISIBLE ILLNESS
1 in 3 people in the US are living with a chronic illness. In addition to dealing with the physical aspect of a chronic illness there are oftentimes an emotional or mental component that can make things more difficult. Living with a chronic illness is tough and can sometimes create additional hurdles for you in your everyday life and relationships in addition to feelings of being alone in the world. As someone with a chronic illness, you might develop negative beliefs about yourself as a result of the illness and that can hinder your ability to cope with typical life stressors (i.e. “I will always be sick,” “I’ll never find a treatment that will work”). By working on changing some of these distressing beliefs/thoughts, you will be able to develop an understanding and learn how to alter them to be less dysregulating and then create the opportunity for yourself to live a more fulfilling life.
Living with a chronic illness can be really difficult. Having to cancel plans, constantly be at the doctors office, taking pill after pill, and feeling hopeless that it will ever get better is most likely how you feel reading this. Our mission is to help you and others struggling with the pain you face each and every day. Most people may notice the more obvious things like you’ve lost/gained weight, you don’t want to go out anymore, you have very low energy. We see you as more than your illness and can help you with the day-to-day struggle and uncertainty you face on a consistent basis.