Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CBT For Chronic Pain

Change the way you feel by changing the way you think. Adjusting your attitude about chronic pain may help you sleep better and reduce the impact of pain on your daily life. People with chronic aches who learn how to think less about their pain may be able to boost their sleep quality, as well as their quality of life.
 If positive thinking doesn’t come naturally to you, consider cognitive behavioral therapy — a type of psychology that helps patients recognize negative thought patterns and subsequent behaviors, and then teaches them how to change them. Research has also found that a daily meditation practice, whereby meditators learn to accept feelings and sensations without judgment, can also reduce the impact of pain on people’s lives.

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