Many People with chronic pain and that includes emotional pain, are too overwhelmed to get help. Try on-line help resources.
Our children learn from us. No matter how well-intentioned we are, we end up passing on non-verbal cues. Children who have a parent with anxiety are far more likely to have anxiety.
In order to work on anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, you need coping tools. These tools are often not available to people who have grown up in dysfunctional families. Usually dysfunctional parents will have come from homes with their own dysfunction.
Before you can tackle PTSD, you need coping tools – a toolbox of skills that can help you manage your problems, be it drinking, drugs, overeating. These are all abnormal tools we use to manage our emotional pain. Tools to numb our feelings. Try to find mental health resources / groups. There are on – line programs
Mental Health Resources and Support: Canadian resources
Here is another link Psychologists Keltys-keys
Another apparently great website is Wellness Together Canada
Pain BC has a support line. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pain BC online referral form: self-referral form
BC Self-Management : Self-Management BC
Waitlist for a coach:
Other Pain programs https://chronicpainmanagement.ca/
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
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
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be done on-line if you don’t have access to a counselor – Try the link below which is for Moodgym – great site.
Books: recommended : The Urban Monk Pedram Shojai
Depression online resource: Skills book online for depression
Another on-line depression site from UK
From Pete Walker’s book Complex PTSD:From Thriving to Surviving
Finding an Online Self-Help Group