Hope for Chronic Pain

Hope for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be disheartening and consume a person’s life. Our mission is to heal hearts and relationships, in order to restore peace and joy in the lives of those experiencing chronic pain.

Hope for Chronic Pain:

The program encourages people to adopt an active, problem-solving approach to cope with the many challenges associated with chronic pain.  Central components of the treatment include increasing and improving physical functioning, implementing routine use of relaxation techniques, and teaching methods to cope with negative thoughts that increase pain and dysfunction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain or CBT-CP, was developed by the Veterans Administration and is rooted in developing a strong therapeutic relationship that encourages clients to adopt an active problem-solving approach to cope with the many challenges of having chronic pain. We have taken this program and based it on a biblical foundation.   Key components of CBT-CP include:

Exercise – walking program to increase engagement with valued activities

Pacing – how to accomplish tasks in a thoughtful and sensible way

 Relaxation Training – techniques to decrease stress and muscle tension

Cognitive Restructuring – identify unhelpful thoughts and increase balanced thinking

Behavioral activation – increase engagement in rewarding and meaningful activities

CBT-CP encourages people to adopt an active, problem-solving approach to cope with the many challenges associated with chronic pain.  Central components of the treatment include increasing and improving physical functioning, implementing routine use of relaxation techniques, and teaching methods to cope with negative thoughts that increase pain and dysfunction. Our intervention includes 12 sessions with the following structure:

  1. Interview and Assessment – this is an individual session.
  2. CBT-CP Orientation and Education
  3. Goal Planning
  4. Increasing Physical Activity and Time- based Pacing
  5. Relaxation Training
  6. Pleasant Activity Scheduling 1
  7. Pleasant Activity Scheduling 2
  8. Cognitive Coping 1
  9. Cognitive Coping 2
  10. Pain and Sleep
  11. Discharge Planning and Coping with Flare-ups
  12. Booster Session

Contact us to schedule with one of our counselors

We offer individual, family, and group counseling and can create a counseling program to meet your specific challenge.