Pain is an inevitable part of everyone’s life, and the effective management of pain is critical to people’s life satisfaction and general well-being. Physical pain is any pain experienced in the body signaling something wrong in the body and needing to be fixed. Emotional pain is the feelings associated with an emotional trauma either from the past or present.
Physical and emotional pain can cause considerable problems in a person’s life. Sometimes emotional issues manifest as physical discomfort; often, physical pain leads to emotional suffering. Both types of pain must be explored and managed for people to live satisfying and healthy lives.
The Coping with Emotional & Physical Pain Workbook contains assessments and guided self-exploration activities for various populations to help participants cope more effectively with different types of pain in their lives. Each chapter begins with an annotated Table of Contents with notes and examples for the facilitator. Each chapter contains two primary elements:
A set of assessments to help participants gather information about themselves in a focused situation
A set of guided self-exploration activities to help participants process information and learn coping strategies for emotional and physical pain.
Use the assessments and activities in this workbook to help your clients cope more effectively with physical and emotional pain. All of the guided activities are fully reproducible.
Activities are divided into four chapters to help you identify and select assessments easily and quickly:
Chapter 1: Types of Emotional Pain -This chapter allows participants to explore the various types of emotional pain they may be experiencing.
Chapter 2: Coping With Emotional Pain -This chapter helps participants identify their emotional pain coping skills.
Chapter 3: Level of Physical Pain -This chapter allows participants to explore the level of their physical pain.
Chapter 4: Pain Management -This chapter helps participants identify how effectively they are managing the physical pain they are experiencing
All guided activities are fully reproducible for use with your clients/participants.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Coping with Emotional & Physical Pain Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.