Managing Pain before It Manages You

ISBN-10: 0898622247
ISBN-13: 9780898622249
Edition: 1995
List price: $19.95
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 12/2/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Revised Edition
Before You Begin: How This Book Can Help You
How Effective Is the Program?
What Can You Expect?
What's Involved?
How to Use This Book
Special Features of the Book
A Final Note
Beginning to Take Control of Your Pain
Accepting Ownership of Your Pain
Determining Exactly What Your Problems Are
Setting Goals
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Understanding Pain
Categories of Pain
The Experience of Chronic Pain
The Processes Involved in Acute and Chronic Pain
The Meanings of Pain
Where Do You Go from Here?
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
The Mind-Body Connection
Chronic Pain as a Form of Chronic Stress
The Relaxation Response (RR) Is Not the Same as Relaxing
Using Breath to Relax and Focus Your Mind
Breathing Exercises
Preparing to Practice Eliciting the RR
Basic RR Techniques
Advanced RR Techniques
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
The Body-Mind Connection
Increasing Activities
Time Management
Listening to Your Body
Using Your Body to Change Your Mood
Aerobic Exercise
Pleasurable Activities
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
The Power of the Mind
Harnessing the Power of the Mind: Cognitive Techniques
Self-Talk or Automatic Thoughts
Irrational and Distorted Thoughts
Monitoring Self-Talk (Automatic Thoughts)
Changing Your Thoughts
The Role of Psychology in Chronic Pain
Common Psychological Labels in Chronic Pain
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS)
Adopting Healthy Attitudes
Problematic Attitudes
Healthy Attitudes
Building a Foundation for Attitude Change
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
Nutrition and Pain
Why Discuss Nutrition?
Two Important Principles
Basic Nutritional Guidelines
Managing Pain through Nutrition
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
Effective Communication
Making Statements Match Intentions
Assertiveness
Active Listening
Further Suggestions for Communication Practice
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
Assertiveness Questionnaire
Effective Problem Solving
Setting Goals: A Closer Look
Assessing Your Ways of Coping and Applying Them to Problems
Summary
Exploration Tasks
Supplementary Reading
The End of the Beginning
Relapse Prevention
Coping with Pain during a Flare-Up
A Celebration!
Common Chronic Pain Conditions
Fibromyalgia
Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain
Headaches
Interstitial Cystitis
Endometriosis
Neuropathies
Complementary Alternative Medicine
Acupuncture
Biological Agents
Herbal Remedies
Massage
Energy Therapies
Supplementary Reading
Working Comfortably
Adjusting Your Chair
Adjusting the Monitor Height and Distance
Preventing Glare
Adjusting the Keyboard Height
Using a Mouse Pad
Taking Breaks
Exercising
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Worksheets and Other Materials
Sample Pain Diary
Pain Diary
Relaxation Response Technique Diary
Increasing Activities Worksheet
Food Diary Instructions
Food Diary
Daily Record of Automatic Thoughts (Self-Talk)
Weekly Feedback Sheet
"Do Not Disturb" Sign
Letter to Health Care Professionals

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