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How can psychology help with pain management, you may well ask?! Do they think the pain's in my mind?
As the field of pain has moved from a purely medical model to a bio-psycho-social approach, the role of psychologists has been vital in helping people come to terms with the impact of their pain and the losses it imposes. Being in constant pain is exhausting. It interferes with every aspect of our life and we often lose our sense of who we are. Relationships change, work becomes harder to carry out, we become less fit and mobile and well-being is elusive as we lose control and slip into the downward spiral of chronic pain.
Psychological therapy helps people deal with the anxiety, fear, low mood, anger, hopelessness, frustration and regain a sense of control over pain in particular and life in general. The psychologists and counsellors on our Team have a spectrum of therapies to offer, based on rigorous training. The models we offer include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Relaxation, to name a few.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
Time for Coffee - POOLE
Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?
Come and join the monthly coffee mornings every last Thursday in the month at
The Lighthouse Cafe,
21 Kingland Rd,
Poole BH15 1UG
Run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.
These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Time for Coffee - BOURNEMOUTH
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
There will be no meetings in November and December 2019.
VIVO Lounge Support Group:
Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.
23 Weymouth Avenue,
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.
Every first Thursday of the month at
West St, Blandford Forum,
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.
Every fourth Thursday of the month at
Half Moon pub,
Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS
Every second Thursday of the month at
Plume of Feathers,
Half Moon St,
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?
A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.
We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.