The Taking Command of Your Pain Module is intended to provide education about pain, as well as provide ways to support you in your pain management. It is designed to supplement the treatment you are receiving from your healthcare provider. In this module, you will SEE, Create, and Live the Alternatives to current methods of pain management.
This module includes tools for becoming aware of (SEE) your pain and how it impacts you–body, mind, heart, and spirit. We have created multiple tools that are scientifically proven to improve pain management. When used regularly over time these tools can reduce the intensity of pain, reduce the amount of pain medication required, and improve mental and emotional states, just to name a few.
We have created this to be a 28 day module and it is simply the beginning of you Taking Command of Your Pain! Think of each day of this module as a building block that over time creates a structure that empowers you to take command of your pain! Each activity is 15 minutes or less.
We encourage daily action for 2 reasons:
Pain occurs Daily. To truly take command of your pain you will need to take regular, daily action.
Pain is a HABIT. Taking command of your pain requires replacing one habit with a new habit and that requires repetition!
Tools provided in this module include:
- Understanding Pain, including distinguishing primary and secondary pain
- Pain as a Habit
- Current Pain Management Assessment
- SEE Your Pain Story
- SEE Your Pain Thermometer
- Creating Pain Tolerance Through:
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Autogenic Relaxation/Guided Imagery
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Physical Activity
- Mindfulness Activities
- Social Support
The information included on this module is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be relied upon as medical advice or intended to be a substitute for professional advice from your own provider. This information does not in any way form a provider-patient relationship. You should consult your own health care provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for you, or if you have questions regarding your medical condition or treatment plan.