Many people who live with pain find that they sink into depression. When pain is ongoing, it becomes physically and emotionally exhausting. It can lead to low mood, sadness, anger, hopelessness, helplessness, depression and a loss of motivation. Joy and happiness can seem to be distant memories. But counselling can help those on medication as well as those who don’t want to continue to use pain medication or for those that find that pain meds no longer work.
Chronic pain can also result in ongoing anxiety and preoccupation with day to day experience of pain. Individuals can become fearful of movements and activities they believe make their pain worse, leading to a cycle of avoidance and immobility which simply worsens the pain rather than making it better. When people experience chronic pain, their neural pain receptors undergo changes that make them hypersensitive. Basically this means your nervous system perceives pain when there is no actual danger of tissue damage, or the pain that is experienced is disproportionate to the damage that is or has occurred. The anxiety that so often accompanies chronic pain can disturb sleep, and cause irritability, worry and excess muscle tension which creates further psychological and physical distress.
Mindfulness Therapy With Counselling May Help You Control Pain
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form on the right, to book your confidential appointment. Let’s work together to find a way to help you better cope with your pain.
Chronic pain techniques
Working with our therapists can help you better cope with pain. Mindfulness therapy, hypnotherapy, relaxation exercises, and neuro linguistic programming can all help. Our therapists work with you to get you taking steps in the right direction and this can improve your outlook and change your pain threshold so that pain can be dulled, diminished, and even sometimes eliminated. Working together will enable us to find the right approach to lessening the overwhelming sadness and depression that often accompanies extreme and ongoing pain.
How Long Does Pain Management Treatment Take and Will it Work?
Some clients are able to quickly control their pain after several sessions. Some prefer intense treatments at first and then space out treatments once pain is under control. Your treatment is going to be unique, based on your needs and on your progress. Not all patients react the same to treatment so it’s important to be patient.
Unique chronic pain management techniques
You are a unique individual and for that reason you need unique treatment. Our experience and qualifications have positioned us to provide that for you. Because our therapists have training and experience in many areas with qualifications in counselling, psychotherapy, and Clinical Hypnosis, you can feel confident that you are in good hands. Our therapists have a counselling style that puts people at ease. Our flexibility and unique skill set blended with our flexible approach to pain control will help you feel increasingly comfortable during treatment and on your own after each session.
Whether we use NLP, mindfulness therapy, meditation exercises, or another technique, our goal is to find what suits you and which works best to help you with chronic pain. Beyond working with our counsellors, consider downloading a recommended pain control recording. These recordings could possibly work in conjunction with counselling to help you accelerate your pain management.
Please call us on (03) 9557 9113 to find out if we can help you manage your pain. Your call is completely confidential, and there's absolutely no obligation.