Overcoming Chronic Pain
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By Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald, Catherine Carus, and Hazel Howden-Leach
A clinically proven self-help approach to pain management.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treats disorders by changing patterns of behaviour and thought that may be unhelpful. It is now internationally established as a key method of helping overcome longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.
This book provides a clinically proven self-help approach to pain management based on the authors' work with sufferers at Bradford Hospital. Chronic pain that has lasted more than six months can be caused by a number of factors including stress, prolonged muscle tension and the fact that nerves carrying the pain message have developed a long-term 'memory' for the pain. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help patients become more active, relieve negative feelings, reduce their distress and help them to manage pain more effectively.
· Helps you understand why pain persists when there's no injury or disease present
· Explains how to use drugs more effectively
· Gives guidance for how to become fitter and more active
· Practical tips on improving sleep and relaxation
· Better management of depression, anxiety and anger
· Advice on maintaining healthy and happy relationships with family and friends
Drawing on feedback from hundreds of pain patients, Overcoming Chronic Pain will help readers escape from the distressing cycle of chronic pain.
Frances Cole (Author)
Dr Frances Cole was a GP and pain rehabilitation specialist. She developed the first UK primary and community care pain rehabilitation programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles in 1996. She developed a pain health needs assessment tool that won an NHS Modernisation award in 2005 and gained an NHS National Clinical Leaders Award in 2011. Frances is a past chair of the British Pain Society Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group whose current focus is on multidisciplinary pain management. Her current work is on digital self-management tools for pain including apps.
Helen Macdonald (Author)
Helen Macdonald is the author of Overcoming Chronic Pain, along with Frances Cole, Catherine Carus and Hazel Howden-Leach. She is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and obtained a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, with a dissertation examining the effectiveness of assisted self-help for chronic pain. She was recognized as a Chartered Health Psychologist in March 2004.
Catherine Carus (Author)
Catherine Carus is the author of Overcoming Chronic Pain, along with Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald and Hazel Howden-Leach. She is a registered physiotherapist currently teaching at the University of Bradford, and she specializes in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Hazel Howden-Leach (Author)
Hazel Howden-Leach is the author of Overcoming Chronic Pain, along with Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald and Catherine Carus. She works at the University of Liverpool's School of Tropical Medicine as Educational Technologist/Technical Advisor, with respect to the development of health-related educational materials.
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01 Nov 2012
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An invaluable resource for all sufferers of chronic pain. — Christine Padesky, author of, Mind Over Mood