All posts tagged pain coping

Don't give up on goals.

Living with Pain: Goals Matter

Chronic pain can make your goals seem unimportant or unreachable.  Your pain may interfere with your social goals, career goals, or family goals.  Personal goals like exercise, hobbies, reading, or learning something new may have fallen by the wayside too. […]

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Coping with Pain - Self Efficacy

Coping with Pain: Five Ways to Improve Your Self-Efficacy

Chronic pain often gets in the way of life. Pain can cancel, interrupt, delay, interfere with, and diminish living.  The worst part is that it can make you

Living with Pain: What Makes a Good Therapist?

Living with Pain: What Makes a Good Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist?

Coping with chronic pain can be very challenging. Many people with mild to severe pain have benefited from seeing a therapist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an

Living with Pain - Find a New Path

Living with Pain: Finding a New Path

Your chronic pain problem may have knocked you off course. Your personal, vocational, and social goals may have been derailed. You may feel as though you are simply

Living with Severe Pain - Approach Avoidance Conflict

Living with Pain: Approach-Avoidance Conflict

Approach-avoidance conflict has a long tradition in psychology, having first been proposed by Dr. Kurt Lewin in the 1930s.  The idea is that some

Living with Pain through Resilience

Living with Pain: You Can Learn to be Resilient

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Suzanne Kobasa Ouellette  introduced the concept of "hardiness".  In a study of

Living with Severe Pain - One Goal at a Time

Chronic Pain Management: One Goal at a Time

Living with pain makes it hard to stay on track. You may have found that your pain has gotten in the way of your social life, your ability

Coping with pain using multiple strategies

Coping with Chronic Pain: Multiple Coping Strategies Make a Difference

Today in spin class, we did an endurance ride: 60 minutes in which you work hard enough that you really

coping with pain

Strategies for Coping with Pain

Last week I talked about Catastrophic Thinking and its interference with coping with pain. Today, I want to talk more generally about basic types of coping

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