Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist at a private clinic in London, talks about how mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches may be helpful for managing chronic pain. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
The therapeutic approaches that are very helpful for pain management are mindfulness-based. So, of course, pain and especially chronic pain is something that one might have to learn to live with in a long-term way, which can be extremely difficult. Mindfulness is an approach to help us accept reality as it is in the moment without any judgement. So it can be very helpful in managing some of the symptoms of chronic pain. In fact, it was developed predominantly for those types of difficulties.