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
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • The stress response and chronic pain
  • Stress and worry in chronic pain
  • Ways to calm the stress response
  • Rest vs. relaxation – what’s the difference?
  • The benefits of planned relaxation
  • Relaxation for chronic pain
  • Mindfulness for chronic pain
  • Sleep and chronic pain
  • Skills for stress management and relaxation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Dealing with worry
  • Improving your sleep
  • Summary
  • Week 3 Action Plan
  • Aided Self-Reflection