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17 Pain-Friendly Hobbies You Can Try

Chronic pain conditions are noted mostly for what they are: painful. What many people don’t realize is that they have another unpleasant side effect – boredom. Pain patients spend endless hours in waiting rooms, on examining tables, and sidelined in bed or on a couch when pain flares up. Watching [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:17-07:00September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 17 Pain-Friendly Hobbies You Can Try

10 Reasons To Try Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Pain

For people living with chronic pain, having someone tell them that pain is “all in their head” can be the ultimate slap in the face. In recent years, there has been research that indicates that while pain is a physically experienced sensation, how we think about pain does, in fact, [...]

Free Therapy Initiative Launched By TalkSpace

Talk therapy for mood disorders such as depression and anxiety has become an increasingly popular approach to treatment, but one of the most challenging parts of starting therapy can be figuring out how to pay for it. While many insurance plans are now covering therapy in limited amounts, patients may [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:18:17-07:00April 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Free Therapy Initiative Launched By TalkSpace

Can Talk Therapy Help With Arthritis Pain?

Standard treatment protocols for arthritis pain tend to focus on the physical: exercise, medications, and other medical interventions. But new research is indicating that a key to treatment may not have anything to do with the body. Talk therapy is gaining ground as another way to address arthritis pain, with [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:32:16-07:00October 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Can Talk Therapy Help With Arthritis Pain?

Treating Back Pain With Counseling

When suffering from back pain, most people’s first response is to take an over-the-counter pain medication. If that doesn’t reduce the pain, a physician can prescribe a stronger medication, a physical therapist can suggest specific exercises, or trained specialists can do various types of alternative therapies, like chiropractic adjustment or [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:38:12-07:00July 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Treating Back Pain With Counseling

Finding Therapy During Counseling Awareness Month

The image of the bearded therapist sitting in a wingback chair, nodding and repeating, “How do you feel about that?” to a patient reclined on a couch is a hard one to shake, perhaps with good reason. Although the couch and the doctor may be different, therapy can be a [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:42:31-07:00April 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Finding Therapy During Counseling Awareness Month

10 Therapies For Managing Depression

Approximately 9% of people in the U.S. experience a depressive episode, with 3% experiencing major depression. Women are 70% more likely to be affected than men, and depression costs an estimated $34 billion annually. Depression is a major complication in chronic illness such as chronic pain, diabetes, and heart disease, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:43:02-07:00April 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Therapies For Managing Depression