We often assume, wrongly, that pain is just a physiological process.
Of course physiology is important, but what most people don’t realize is that our psychological attitude towards pain often has the decisive role in the experience of pain.
For this reason there has been increasing interest, and success, in managing chronic pain with psychotherapeutic methods.
In fact using these techniques can be so effective at managing pain, people can even manage the pain of tooth extraction and minor operations without the use of anesthetic.
If you are looking for a psychotherapist to help you with your chronic pain, I’d be happy to help.