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Chronic Pain causes severe distress, including painful emotional states.

There is no shame in reaching out for help and it has been shown that working with someone can improve your pain and stress far more than working alone.

There is help out there.

Support and Professional resources are available.

See the Link to Many Canadian and International On-Line Supports:

On-Line Support

Resources for children and adolescents

Reach out to people you know and love for help.

Chronic pain causes anxiety and depression. Here are some tools to help you Anxiety and Depression

Chronic pain – either physical pain, or emotional pain, can be improved by calming down the limbic system – part of the brain responsible for pain sensation and emotions. Try the meditations on this link Sleep disorder / Insomnia

There are many people who can help you use the internet.

Quesnel BC  Senior Advocacy Services Quesnel

There are many health professionals who are eager to help improve chronic pain, including Physiotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths. osteopaths, chiropractors, counsellors and many more.

Self-Management Canada

Poor Sleep

Website for sleep management: CBT for insomina

Sleep disorder / Insomnia

PTSD

PTSD is linked to chronic pain syndromes. PTSD resources Canada

Life Line Canada

Badge of Life Canada

Complex PTSD CPTSD.org

Books : The Body Keeps the Score Brain, Mind and Body in the healing of trauma. Written by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Anxiety can improve with Mindfulness and there are many free programs

Meditation: first talk to your mental health counselor as sometimes meditation can awaken past traumas: Awakening

Contact your local Women’s Health Resource Team or Mental Health Resources.

Anxiety: Online Anxiety Tools

Ask people close to you if they feel you may be suffering from depression or anxiety.

If you have severe depression or anxiety, it is almost impossible to manage chronic pain. There is help out there.

Mindfulness: Palouse Mindfulness

See some of the videos from this site Palouse Mindfulness Videos


Many people with severe chronic pain or severe anxiety / PTSD cannot concentrate on reading. You may find it hard to retain information. Try the Palouse site, but watch the videos only if you feel unable to do the program.

Many times pain and anxiety cause stiffness and loosening up can relieve pain and anxiety

Books: recommended :  The Urban Monk  Pedram Shojai

Depression online resource: Skills book online for depression

Books:

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer;

Mindfulness Pocket Book by Gill Hasson

For Complex and other PTSD: The Body keeps the Score. Bessel van der Kolk.
Dr. Divi mindfulness books

CBT: What you think is what you feel: BC Self-Management webinar/video

Be aware of negative thinking which makes your pain worse. What you think is what you feel – try Cognitive Therapy on Line – Cheap at twice the price   about $30-$40 

Try app Headspace for iphone