Pain is necessary. Pain tells us all is not right with our body. For some, pain, is tolerable; while for others, it can be traumatic. Medication is not the only means to control pain. We, here at the Emotion Focused Practice can help you manage your pain with alternative pain management techniques.
Pain Management via practical treatments like Counselling, Relaxation Therapy (wherein patients are taught how to enter a psychological state of relaxation which induces healing and pain reduction), Stress Management, and Pain Coping Skills Training (where one learns how to accommodate one’s life around pain) can help patients so that they won’t always have to rely on pain-relievers.
Psychosocial intervention, like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Active Coping (which is defined as actively seeking social support, seeking professional help, changing environments, and planning activities which relieves stress), can aid in dealing with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Other alternative treatments such as hypnosiscan also help to alleviate minor to average bouts of pain. During hypnosis, alpha waves are induced and in this state the mind goes into deep relaxation and pain is reduced.
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Contact Us for Pain Management
Elaine Chen is an experienced clinical psychologist who is specialised in pain management. To get an appointment or to find out more about our pain management services, please call (03) 9820-5577.