Pain: self-help books

Overcoming Chronic Pain 
Author Frances Cole et al, 2005.

'Easy read. Challenges thoughts. Helpful reference guide and good complement or alternative to medication'. 

Review: Overcoming Chronic Pain will help you to escape from the distressing cycle of chronic pain using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which treats disorders by changing patterns of behaviour and thought that may be unhelpful. It provides a clinically proven self-help approach to pain management. This reassuring guide will help you understand why pain can persist even when there is no injury or disease present. It gives guidance for how to become fitter and more active, and offers practical tips on improving sleep and relaxation. It covers better management of depression, anxiety and anger, and also provides advice on maintaining healthy and happy relationships with family and friends.