The potential value of rescripting images in chronic pain & other distressed states like depression & anxiety: assessment
Last updated on 16th April 2013
A high percentage of chronic pain sufferers seem to be affected by recurrent imagery that is linked to and aggravates their pain. Often the imagery's occurrence only emerges with careful questioning. "Rescripting" these images is associated with impressive short term improvements in pain and distress. What's exciting is the potential for longer term benefits from this kind of rescripting approach ... not only for chronic pain sufferers but also for people suffering from other persistent distressing states like depression and anxiety.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." James Hollingworth
I have already written four blog posts about the pre-conference workshop I attended (on Fatigue) and a couple of posts on the conference proper - "Two symposia on how CBT works, Paul Salkovskis's plenary and the compassion special interest group" and "Therapeutic stories & metaphors". Today's post looks further at the second day of this annual BABCP get-together with comments on Kelly Wells's plenary lecture on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Jennifer Cumming on application of imagery for athletes and exercisers.