June 12, 2018

Self help books for chronic pain available here

Call at reception and enquire about any of the following books; We will have them in stock or can order them for you if they are out on loan. They are also available in e-book format.



Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Frances Cole, Hazel Howden- Leach, Helen Macdonald, Catherine Carus

Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating; however it does not need to dominate your life. This self-help book is based on highly effective methods developed by specialists and used in community and hospital pain-management programs. CBT is internationally established as a key method of helping to overcome both psychological and physical longstanding conditions. 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. With clear aims set out in each chapter and easy to follow diagrams, this book is suitable for all reading levels.



Pain is Really Strange

Steve Haines, Sophie Standing

Answering questions like ‘how can I change my pain experience?’, ‘what is pain?’, and ‘how do nerves work?’, this scientifically-based, detailed, and gently humorous graphic book reveals just how strange pain is and explains how understanding it is often the key to relieving its effects. Original and gently humorous, it explains pain in an easy to understand, engaging format that is suitable for all reading levels and reveals how to change the mind’s habits to transform pain.



Manage Your Pain: Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain

Nicholas Michael, Allan Molloy, Lee Beeston

Manage Your Pain explains the positive and practical ways in which you can adapt to chronic pain and minimise the impact it has on your life. It offers a way forward by helping you to understand that there is a pattern to the pain you suffer and that practical steps can be taken to minimise the impact of persistent pain on a person’s life, work and leisure. Manage Your Pain is recommended by IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and the British Pain Society. The book is written for patients and uses straightforward language to explain pain management tips in a clear way that is suitable for all reading levels.