Chronic Medical Illness
The adjustments, transitions and stress created by a chronic medical illness can be extremely challenging and stressful. If you feel you are struggling to cope effectively, and/or your family or doctor has expressed concern for you, please seek help. Therapy can help you manage these challenges by enhancing your stress coping skills, teaching you to modify negative thoughts, teaching you mindfulness and relaxation skills, helping you set practical goals and by providing emotional support. Therapy can also help you adjust to a major diagnosis, such as cancer, and help you find a different sense of meaning and purpose. How can therapy help with chronic pain? As this is a complicated question that deserves a good answer, I would like to direct your attention to the video below.