Thinking (Hard) about Pain: Psychological Challenges and Recovery in Chronic Pain

March 10, 2015 4:00PM

A common problem faced by people with chronic pain is the development of negative thought patterns about pain, which can lead to a view of pain as a catastrophic influence on everyday life.

Dr. Drew Sturgeon will discuss how catastrophic thoughts can change the physical and psychological health of a person with chronic pain and how these thoughts can even worsen the experience of pain itself.

Dr. Sturgeon will also explain how these thought patterns can be effectively treated using psychological approaches. Dr. Sturgeon will also describe the idea of resilience in chronic pain, explaining how people cope effectively with the profound challenges of chronic pain.

This webinar will help you:

  1. To understand the consequences of negative or catastrophic thought patterns about pain for physical and psychological health.
  2. To explain how and why negative thought patterns are treated in people with chronic pain.
  3. To explain how we may better understand the challenges of chronic pain by focusing on resilience, and how people continue to function meaningfully despite the presence of pain.


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