Psychology for Pain
One in five Australians will be afflicted by persistent or chronic pain during their lifetime1
Chronic pain effects physical and psychological wellbeing, causing poor fitness, psychological distress, depression, relationship breakdown,2 impaired work performance,3 and frequent use of health services.4
Particular psychological therapies are effective in the treatment of chronic pain and it’s impact on people’s lives.5
Bendigo Pain Therapy was established to help people reduce their struggle with pain using proven psychological techniques and treatments. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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4 Blyth FM, March LM, Nicholas MK, Cousins MJ. Chronic pain related disability and use of analgesia and health services in a Sydney community. Med J Aust 2003; 179: 84-87.
5 Morley S, Williams A, Hussain S. Estimating the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy in the clinic: evaluation of a CBT informed pain management programme. Pain 2008; 137: 670-680.