The aim of psychological pain management is to improve the quality of life. Here, factors that contribute to maintaining the pain cycle are examined in order to achieve a reduction in pain.
Even when pain has a somatic cause, the intensity of pain is greatly influenced by stress, anxiety and certain modes of behaviour. Often pain triggers stress and unease and this leads to sustaining the pain cycle.
To cope with pain, I apply the following approaches and techniques:
In pain management, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an essential element. There are many scientific studies which have proved the success of CBT-focused programmes in pain management.