People experiencing chronic pain can feel isolated and alone, and nothing increases that more than feeling like no one understands what you are going through. Even the most supportive loved ones might suggest that the pain is psychological—all in your mind. While it’s true that pain is largely a process of neurotransmitters, there is no arguing that its effects are all-too real. In a comprehensive treatment plan, chronic pain therapy can be the one thing that bridges the gap between mind and body. Here’s how it works.
Traditionally, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been used to help change the thought processes of many who suffer from chronic pain conditions, as well as other mental conditions. It uses empirical research to develop coping strategies that are used in reshaping negative thought patterns in behaviors and emotional regulation. Years of practice has shown this … Read more
Cuddle therapy, anyone? It may not be the most conventional treatment for depression, anxiety, or similar mental health conditions, but many people swear by the benefits of this therapy and other, similarly out-of-the box treatments. Although traditional therapy, exercise, and meditation steal all the attention when it comes to finding peace and happiness, there are … Read more