Week 1: Understanding chronic pain

Week 4: Healthy thinking, healthy self

Week 5: Balancing your activity patterns

Week 6: Maintaining your gains and staying well

Topics Covered

Topics Covered in this Section.

  • Weekly review
  • Understanding chronic pain and getting to know your symptoms
  • Thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • A CBT model of chronic pain
  • The vicious cycle of chronic pain
  • The biopsychosocial model of pain
  • Setting goals for recovery
  • Skills for symptom monitoring and goal setting
  • Keeping a pain diary
  • Setting ‘SMART’ goals
  • Summary
  • Week 2 Action Plan
  • Aided Self-Reflection