100 Million people in the United States have chronic pain. And that's just physical pain. Well,what about pain from life stressors, negative emotions, lack of happiness, difficulties with negative thinking or a lack or fortitude? Chronic pain is reframed as "Ongoing, intermittent life challenges."
Having the capacity to bounce back from obstacles will help you reduce your chronic paIn over time. In this podcast, I review critical ways to improve your resilience. These include reflecting on how positive role models you know who have overcome relapses or upsets. As well, reflect on your past experiences that induced temporary relapses. Know your triggers that can help you feel empowrered to avoid future ones.
In this podcast, I rwiw how you can improve your ratings in distraction and by using mindfulness meditation strategies. Both skills are excellent for for chronic physical pain and anxiety-related conditions.
In this podcast, I focus on ways to enhance the next two Fortitude Skills. Learn ways to be assertive to stand up for your rights. As well, exercise as much as you can. Try to avoid any rationalizations that may get on the way.
Letting go of anger while improving your happiness daily contribute to reducing your chronic pain over time. Typically, your anger is a defense against other, more vulnerable feelings. Improving your happiness simply by being grateful or doing acts of kindness can transform your pain into relief.
In this podcast, I review strategies for you to reframe life stressors as challenges or opportunities to grow rather than being catastrophes. You will learn to prioritize your stressors, rely on your resilience and support systems to help you get through these challenges.
In a manner similar to the standard question, "What is your (physical) pain level on a scale of 1-10?", you can further identify your subjective levels of pain from life stressors, negative emotions, negative thoughts and a lack of fortitude.
Here I describe what constitutes a pain management lifestyle and the options you have to defend against or acknowldge the need to change how you are dealing with your chronic pain. If you can move to acknowledging the need to change the ways that are not helpful, then you will need to grieve or mourn how you were then move into perceiving pain as a challenge than a catastrophe.
In this segment, I review the factors that identify chronic versus acute pain. I reframe pain as emanating from multiple sources and as being "ongoing, intermittent life challenges." Consequently, no one is free from experiencing pain.
In this segment, I address the critical importance of action, not thinking or worrying or catastrophizing about your pain. In addition, the maintenance stage is a lifelong commitment to keeping your pain at low levels amd your fortirude at high levelsby knowing the signals that can induce relapses.