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CONTROL MY PAIN PROJECT – WEEK THREE – THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS…

 

This is my review on my third week of Control My Pain Program from the Survive Strive Thrive team which was designed to teach people holistic strategies to heal their pain. The whole course is video and audio content which I think makes it more interesting and easy to understand.

Week Three is Thoughts and Feelings

The first video introduces Thoughts and Feelings by learning all about cognitive behavioural therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

The next video is the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model and it is the first time that I have properly understood clearly about cognitive behavioural therapy for pain. It is all to do with how you think about your pain that impact on your quality of life, and pain and distress.

The next video is a case study on how Thoughts Influence Actions which are so true when you are in chronic pain.

The fourth video in week three is another quiz on common patterns of thinking.

The fifth video is all about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which also includes a quiz or you can download it.

The last two videos in the Thoughts and Feelings project ist of helpful websites and books you could buy as well as the course resources.

I found this weeks program extremely useful in explaining all about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is now widely used to help people with not only pain but other problems they are dealing with. I’ve read a book in the past about it but these videos explain it much easier and is something I will definitely be trying in the near future.

 

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CONTROL MY PAIN PROJECT WEEK ONE – SCIENCE OF PAIN…

I am in my first week of Control My Pain Program from the Survive Strive Thrive team which was designed to teach people holistic strategies to heal their pain. The whole course is video and audio content which I think makes it more interesting and easy to understand.

Week One is ‘Science of Pain’

After the introduction video, you are asked to take a quiz which explains about pain and how your brain intercepts pain signals. Next comes a video about neuroplasticity and your capacity to construct new links, and manage your pain followed by another quiz. The quizzes are all examples of neuroplasticity being used to heal or significantly reduce the impact of symptoms for a number of chronic conditions.

Next came Body Chemicals – did you know that your happy body chemicals already provide most of your pain relief. The next quiz asks you questions about body chemicals and lets you know if you have the answer correct or not ( I got them all right phew).

Then came the Science of Pain, Summary which is shown by a number of pictures with another quiz after you have seen the video. The week one’s course finishes with the Science of Pain Resources which gives you a list of helpful websites and books you could buy as well as the course resources.

So far I am enjoying this program as I have found the first week very easy. When I first set up this #backpainbloguk I took a home study course on Pain Management so that I could find out as much as possible to enable me to write a good blog so I feel sure that is why I am finding the program so good. I am looking forward to next week’s course which is called the Biopsychosocial which is something I have definitely not read about.

I will keep you posted. Hopefully, I will soon be able to write a great post on other ways to control your pain.

 

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CONTROL MY PAIN PROJECT FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN…

Control my pain project is a brilliant program was designed to teach people holistic strategies to heal their pain, put together by Survive Strive Thrive.

Chronic pain, as we all know impacts on every area of your life – it’s not just the pain but fatigue, anxiety, and sadness.

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Survive Strive Thrive’s program, Control My Pain teaches people to heal their pain with strategies for body, mind & social well-being so they can get the joy back in their lives.

They put it into three categories –

Body – Reduce your pain and increase your mobility, strength, and fitness.

Mind – Calm the mind, reduce your stress and lift your emotions.

Social Well-Being – Improve your relationships with family, friends and work colleagues.

The six-week holistic pain management program is an intensive online training program, you’ll discover the best evidenced-based strategies to reduce your pain and restore your health, comfort and happiness.

It start’s with a quick start guide video which explains all the content which is in the form of a video lesson which they recommend you only do one topic a week. They run a Facebook group 

Week One is Science of Pain – Knowledge is power. The key to healing pain is understanding how our bodies process pain & why pain becomes chronic. This module leverages the latest neuroscience to teach you how to calm an overly sensitive nervous system.

Week Two is Biopsychosocial Approach -Do you walk less, worry more & enjoy less activities now you live with pain?

We respond to pain with our body, mind & social activities – these normal biopsychosocial responses can complicate your recovery.

Week Three is Thoughts and Feelings – Living with chronic pain can create fear, anxiety, distress, frustration & sadness in the most resilient of people. Discover leading therapeutic techniques to soothe a troubled mind, regain a sense of control & boost your emotions.

Week Four is Relaxation – Pain creates a lot of distress, anxiety & frustration – which in turn can impact upon pain. Learn proven relaxation techniques to handle pain flares & create a greater sense of coping & calm.

Week Five is Managing Activity – Do you move less now you live with chronic pain because you are afraid of further damage? This natural response also reduces your mobility, affects your mood & increases your pain. Learn how to confidently increase your activity levels without fear of injury.

Week Six is Communication – Pain can impact on even the most solid of relationships. Discover proven communication strategies to get back to enjoying meaningful relationships with family, friends & colleagues.

I am about to start this six-week course and will write a weekly review of each module I listen to.  I feel that if I only learn of a couple of things to help with my pain then it’s well worth taking the course.

For further details of this course click on this link to Control My Pain Project.