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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.