If you suffer from chronic pain, whether it is a result of an injury or an illness, you know it can interfere with all aspects of your life. You may have tried medication or medical interventions, only to find that you still experience symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been proven effective at managing a number of chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, back pain, migraines, and tension headaches, among others. This workbook explains how to use scientifically tested CBT techniques to manage your chronic pain and take back control of your life and your health.
Used in combination with the program described in the corresponding Therapist Guide, this workbook teaches you valuable skills to help you cope with your pain. Techniques such as stress management, relaxation training, and cognitive restructuring have been shown to greatly improve quality of life for chronic pain sufferers. Designed so that you can easily apply them in most real-life situations, these skills will reduce your pain-related problems dramatically. As you master these skills, you will find that you can once again engage in activities that you may have previously avoided due to your condition.
In addition to providing you with strategies and techniques to diminish your pain, this workbook also includes tools to help you become an active participant in your treatment. User-friendly forms to help you set realistic goals, worksheets for practicing skills, and homework exercises make this program interactive and easy to follow.
This workbook and the companion Therapist Guide form a complete treatment package that will help you increase your productivity and improve your well-being.