People suffering from chronic pain don’t want to hear, “It’s all in your head.” They know all too well that they feel pain in their bodies, and their pain can become their whole world. One method of pain control, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), is a form of talk therapy that helps people develop skills that allow them to change negative thoughts and behaviors. Using CBT allows pain sufferers to realize that they, not outside situations and events, create their own experiences. When they can change their negative thoughts and behaviors, people can change their awareness of the pain they suffer.
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