Saturday, February 24, 2018

Psychological Treatment


Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain Syndrome

Created by Steven Hayes and his colleagues, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that focuses on cognitive flexibility and behavioral change. Watch the video below to hear an overview from Bruce F. Singer, PsyD, Founding Program Director of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital on utilizing this


How Emotion Can Relate to Location of Pain

By Jennifer Johnston, PhD, DNM, NMD Research is well established on the influence of emotions on perception of pain, pain treatment, catastrophizing, and speed of healing. The Institute of Medicine reports, “people’s experience of pain can be influenced by genes, cultural attitudes toward hardships, stress, depression, ability to understand health information, and other behavioral, cultural,


Chronic Pain: Psychogenic Roots and Psychological Treatment

By Edwin K. Yager, PhD Chronic pain may serve a purpose without the sufferer having conscious awareness of that purpose. Pain may subconsciously satisfy many needs that appear irrational to the conscious mind, such as getting attention from others, self-punishment, and distraction from unpleasant thoughts. According to Hansen and Streltzer (1), addressing emotional issues is