Chronic pain is a condition that can have a debilitating effect on your life. It can have a negative impact on physical, mental, and emotional health, leading to a decrease in quality of life. Holistic psychological treatment is an essential component in managing chronic pain. And even in reducing or solving the pain at root cause!
Psychological treatment can help to reduce the psychological distress associated with chronic pain. It can provide coping strategies to help you deal with the physical and emotional pain associated with chronic pain. Psychological treatment can also help to reduce feelings of helplessness and depression, which can be common in those with chronic pain. Additionally, psychological treatment can help to identify and address any underlying issues that may be contributing to the pain, such as stress or anxiety.
Psychological treatment can also help to increase your ability to function in daily life, despite your chronic pain. By improving your self-efficacy (the belief in your own ability to cope with and manage your pain) you can begin to take more control over their pain and lifestyle. Psychological treatment can also help to reduce the need for pain medications, which can have adverse side effects and can lead to dependence.
But the holistic treatment that you get @Wellness in Mind can do so much more! Together we look at the psycho/socio/emotional root causes of the issue. That's right. We look beyond the physical at the underlying factors that have led to your body finding it necessary to create those symptoms (and keep them). We take on the role of detectives to figure out what your body is trying to tell you. We look at the circumstances, thoughts, desires, and adversity you've experienced before your physical problems arised. Yes, we can also do this for issues you were born with as well! You see, there already was a lot that had happened before you came into this life: in the womb, in the psyche of our mother, ancestral karma and patterns from past lives, to name a few.
Once we become consciously aware of the reason(s) why we're dealing with a particular ailment, healing can finally occur. Sometimes awareness is all we need and the relief of pain or other symptoms is instant! Other times we need to communicate with our subconscious mind about the pain. Often a particular action, a change of pace or redirecting our lives is need. Even though there are no guarantees that you can become pain free, the least you'll gain from our sessions is a deep understanding and appreciation of your body and why things are the way they are. You can then let go, relax a bit more, and this alone will change your life (and pain experience) for the better.