Research in 2009 suggested that 7.8 million people live with long term pain in the UK, around 12% of the population.
The effects of long term pain
Chronic pain can impact on sleep, relationships, work, social and leisure activities exercise, driving and independence.
Kirklees IAPT are running a free 7 week course for people experiencing long term pain to look at how we can live well with the condition.
The course uses evidence based CBT techniques to understand our experience of pain.
- It also covers gate control theory, sleep hygiene, pacing, getting more active, problem solving, depression and anxiety, anger, acceptance and mindfulness as well as looking at relapse prevention.
- Course facilitators are qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
- All participants will get hand-outs incorporating the key points from each session and techniques to use as well as a free relaxation CD.
The next Living well with Pain courses will run on:
- Wednesday 10th October 17.00-18.30
These courses will run at Folly Hall Mills, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LT