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Take control of your life, take control of your pain
Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating, however it does not need to dominate your life. This self-help book is based on highly effective self-help methods developed by specialists and used in community and hospital pain-management programs. Your experience of pain can be greatly reduced by pacing daily activities, reducing stress, learning relaxation techniques and effective ways to cope with depression, anxiety, worry, anger and frustration. This easy-to-follow book sets out:
Why pain can persist when there's no injury or disease present
How to become fitter and pace your activities
Practical ways to improve sleep and relaxation
Returning to work, study and gaining a life you value
Dr Frances Cole is a GP and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In 1996 she developed a primary care-run pain rehabilitation programme and continues to develop her interest in chronic pain management. Helen Macdonald is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and university lecturer specialising in pain management. She has obtained a Master's degree in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, with a dissertation examining the effectiveness of assisted self-help for chronic pain. She was recognised as a Chartered Health Psychologist in 2004. Catherine Carus is a registered Physiotherapist and university lecturer currently teaching at the University of Bradford, she specialises in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Hazel Howden-Leach is a Consultant Academic Developer, working in the UK and Africa. Her expertise lies in designing health related educational materials and programmes.