Pain

Pain

Are you experiencing chronic pain? You might have an illness that is causing you to suffer but if you have been experiencing pain due to emotional distress for more than 3-6 months, it is time for you to come see a pain counselor.

How do you know if your pain is due to a psychological issue rather than physical? Here are some signs:

  • Extreme Grief
  • Depression
  • Overwhelming and uncontrollable emotions
  • Extreme anger
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness

Suppression of your thoughts and feelings can cause a variety of psychological pains to occur. Pain can affect everything from your sleep to work, causing your quality of life to take a downward spiral. It might be hard for you to talk about the pains, causing you to feel alone but you are not.

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The Family Psychology Place wants to help you find your inner peace to relieve you from the pain. We provide you with an open-minded, comfortable environment where you can express your feelings and develop adaptive coping strategies.

What are some of the best ways to cope with pain?

  • Relaxation techniques: we will help you find a routine relaxation method for your situation
  • Stay active: our psychologists provide you with activities to keep your brain and body going so you can release positive endorphins allowing you to feel uplifted
  • Distraction: we give you distraction techniques to try; not distracting you from your thoughts and feelings but rather from the pain that comes with it. Distractions may include taking a walk, watching a movie, or visiting an art gallery
  • Social connections: keep connected to your friends and family by going out with them and find support by asking others for help when needed. Connections allow you to remain resilience when dealing with depression or anxiety

Some of the most common pain symptoms in children are shown through headaches, centrally mediated abdominal pain, and/or chronic joint and musculoskeletal pain. Adults usually show signs of pain through their lower back. Though pain can be seen in many forms in children and adults, it usually correlates to those living in poverty. This relation shows that emotional distress truly can cause physical pain.

It doesn’t matter where your pain comes from, or why you have it, we want to help you live a full life. Managing your mental distress will allow you to breathe health into your body and mind. Live the life you desire without continually suffering.

Treatment

Psychotherapy: Psychologists at The Family Psychology Place take you on a journey into your mind through the use of psychotherapy. What is psychotherapy? A treatment where you talk about your problems and express them non-verbally. You can learn how to change your behaviour to overcome issues in a healthy way. Everyone is different and as such, psychotherapy actions will reflect this.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Psychologists at The Family Psychology Place will take you on a journey to improve your mental health through cognitive behavioural therapy. We help you change your negative thoughts and behaviours so you can cope with negativity in a positive way, helping you solve your concerns.