Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps people change their thoughts and behaviors, leading to improvements in how they feel. It is often suggested as a pain management tool for people with chronic pain. However, true CBT can be time-consuming and expensive.
This course covers some of the theory and techniques used in CBT for managing pain. After taking this course, you’ll better understand the relationship between your pain, emotions, behaviours, and thoughts. You’ll learn several techniques for managing your pain, and prioritizing your life. You will be able to identify your unhelpful pain cycles, and break out of them.
In this course, we will cover what CBT is, how it works with chronic pain, and several techniques that can help you manage your pain.
This course explores the following lessons:
- CBT and Chronic Pain
- Setting SMART Goals
- Pacing and Spacing
- Relaxation and Stress Management
- Pleasant Distractions
- Controlling Negative Thoughts
- Practice Makes Pain Management
Throughout the lessons, there are elements included for you to practice these concepts. There is a CBT Club group for you to engage with other I-Engage Community members who are taking this course. The group was created so you can ask questions about the content and share your progress, motivating one another.
Additionally, there are worksheets that you can download to help you practice the CBT techniques. The following worksheets are dispersed throughout the course:
- SMART Goals Worksheet
- SMART Goals Progress Tracker
- Pacing Worksheet
- Spacing Worksheet
- Sleep Hygiene Checklist
- Sleep Diary
- Pleasant Distractions Planner
- Thought Assessment
Enroll in this course today to begin your experience with CBT concepts.