I talk about the frustration and the feeling of being trapped by chronic pain and how using the DOC Project will help get your pain “Back in Control”. Remember: Anger = Loss of Control.
Consider a situation where you are forced to hold your hand next to the hot burner of a stove. What would happen to your anxiety? What would be your next response? In chronic pain, you “can’t get your hand away from the stove.” I talk about this in depth in … Read More
Anxiety is the feeling generated by your body in response to a threat. When a situation causes a feeling of anxiety, we exert some type of control to diminish it. When you lose or don’t have enough control, your body secretes more stress hormones in an effort too regain it. … Read More
Anger is as important as anxiety when it comes to chronic pain management. Some people are able to come to grips with anger and process it in a healthy way. For others, a lack of control over anger erodes their quality of life. Forget about physical pain for a moment. … Read More