Facilitator Reproducible Guided Self-Exploration Activities
Pain is an inevitable part of everyone’s life, and the effective management of pain is critical in 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.
Both physical pain and emotional pain have potential to cause considerable problems in a person’s life. Both types of pain must be explored and managed in order for people to live satisfying and healthy lives. Sometimes emotional issues manifest as physical discomfort; often physical pain leads to emotional suffering.
The Coping with Emotional & Physical Pain Workbook contains assessments and guided self-exploration activities that can be used with a variety of populations to help participants cope more effectively with the various types of pain in their lives. Each chapter of this workbook begins with an annotated Table of Contents with notes and examples for the facilitator. Each chapter contains two primary elements: 1) A set of assessments to help participants gather information about themselves in a focused situation, and 2) a set of guided self-exploration activities to help participants process information and learn ways of coping with emotional and physical pain.
Use the assessments and activities in this workbook to help your clients cope more effectively with the physical and emotional pain in their lives. 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 helps participants 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 helps participants 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 of the 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 to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format also allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Coping with Emotional & Physical Pain Card Deck
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.
How would you describe Emotional Pain?
When you are upset or stressed, do you ever have a stomach ache, headache or any other physical problem? Tell about it.
How does pain affect your work, relationship, and life in general?