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How to Reduce Your Chronic Pain

How to Reduce Your Chronic Pain

By Dr.George Beilin
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."
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How to Improve Your Fortitude: Coping

How to Reduce Your Chronic Pain

How to Improve Your Fortitude: Coping

How to Reduce Your Chronic Pain

How to Improve Your Fortitude: Coping
(Re-) Learning to be patient, tolerate frustration and cope are critical factors to imorove your fortitude and reduce your chronic pain. I review 14 ways to improve your skills in coping.
March 31, 2019
Enhancing Fortitude: Resilience
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.
March 7, 2019
Enhancing Your Optimism to Reduce Your Chronic Pain
In this podcast, I address specific ways to increase your optmism to reduce your chronic pain. I emphasize the work of Marton Seligman and the extent to which optimists can have reduced pain levels.
February 28, 2019
Ways to Enhance Fortitude:Improving Your Executive Functioning Skills
In this podcast, I review the critical ways to enhance those higher-level unctions of the pre-frontal cortex of the brain-Problem solving, Self-monitoring and Cognitive Flexibility
January 1, 2019
Ways to Enhance Fortitude Skills:Distraction and Mindfulness Meditaton
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.
December 5, 2018
Ways to Build Fortitude Skills:Assertiveness and Exercise
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.
November 26, 2018
Ways to Improve Your Fortitude
In this podcast, I focus on two of the 17 fortitude skills to lower your pain levels- Self-care and self-efficacy.
November 16, 2018
The Cognitive Appraisal of Pain Scale
How you think relates to how much pain you have. In this podcast, I review the common, negative thoughts that mpact how you feel.
October 5, 2018
How to To Reduce Your Emotional Pain: Anger and Lack of Happiness
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.
October 1, 2018
Ways to Reduce Your Emotional Pain:Depression and Anxiety
In this podcast, I review specific ways to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety that contributes to your chronic (physical) pain
September 25, 2018
How to Reduce Your Pain From Major Life Stressors
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.
September 22, 2018
Physical Ways to Reduce Your Chronic Pain
Here, I review the major ways you can choose to reduce your chronic pain. Remember that what may work for you may not work for someone else because pain is multi-dimensional and subjective.
September 20, 2018
Strategies to Reduce Your Chronic Pain: An Overview
There are two major factors to reducing your chronic pain; namely, pain reduction and pain maintenance. Know your triggers that can induce relapses over time.
September 18, 2018
The Five Pain Scales
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.
September 17, 2018
The Pain Management Lifestyle Model
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.
September 14, 2018
A Model to Reduce Chronic Pain
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.
September 5, 2018
The Action and Maintenance Stages of Change for Reducing Chronic 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.
August 30, 2018
The Contemplation and Preparation Stages of Change
In this podcast, you will learn the specific ways to move from preparing for change to 100% commitment to acting on ways to reduce your chronic pain.
August 20, 2018
Fact #8 People with Chronic Pain Differ in their Motivation to Change
This episode describes the motivation to change model by J.Prochaska and C. DiClemente. I then review the first stage of change; the pre-contemplation or denial stage.
August 18, 2018
Fact #7: You must "let go" of the way you were before having chronic pain.
Grieving or mourning the loss of how you were before having chronic pain is a critical stage to work through in order to reframe chronic pain as a challenge and opportunity to become resilient.
August 17, 2018
Facts #'d 4, 5 and 6 about chronic pain
In this podcast, I describe facts 4, 5 and 6 about chronic pain. Fact#4- Pain is multi-dimensional. Fact #5-You may always have chronic pain. Fact #6-Some coping strategies are better than others.
August 17, 2018
Ten Facts about Chronic Pain: Facts 2 and 3
Fact #2: Each person with chronic pain is different. Ft act #3: Pain is multi-dimensional.
July 29, 2018
The 1st of 10 Facts About Your Chronic Pain
Learn how your chronic pain is not new-the intensity of the pain is.
July 22, 2018