Chronic pain is an extremely complex condition. Its management requires a multidisciplinary approach as its effects cause distress at the levels of our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Under normal circumstances, pain acts as an alarm system, causing us to stop what we’re doing immediately. But chronic pain continues despite the lack of imminent danger. In many cases there is no specific underlying cause or treatment and the source of the pain is uncertain. One thing for sure is that the pain is absolutely real and must be addressed in a way that provides coping skills and methods of self-care in order to allow us to function. [Click to view and print complete article]
Breaking Free of Chronic Pain is a unique program that combines a wide array of tools and techniques for chronic pain management. These self-care tools are derived from a variety of mind-body therapies and provide coping skills which address the effects of this condition at every level.
Breathing, mindfulness and guided relaxation techniques help alleviate stress, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Gentle movement sequences help alleviate discomfort and ease tension in the musculoskeletal system.
Energy Medicine provides specific pain easing techniques and essential practices for daily self-care.
Sample Technique below: