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Relaxation can be used to help you manage your pain. It can help to reduce tension and break the vicious cycle of anxiety, stress and pain. Like any skill it takes practice to learn well.
Relaxation is not just doing nothing, reading a book, watching TV or sitting down for a bit, although you may enjoy doing some of these things. Relaxation is an active process.
Read on to find out more. If you need more information, you can visit the ‘Get Information’ section of the patient online platform, if you’re registered with the Pain Service. This is accessible at http://somersetpain.co.uk. If you’re not registered, then the website also has information under the ‘Get more information/resources’ section.
You may also like to listen to the Relaxation audio provided by the Somerset Community Pain Management Service.
Step nine in the Ten Footsteps to Living Well With Pain is 'Relaxation and Mindfulness'.
This factsheet from the team at Somerset Community Pain Management Service includes a relaxation monitoring form and covers:
Our holistic classes are lower intensity, which will help you improve flexibility, strength, posture and range of movement. Helping your stress fade gently away and leading to total body fitness and mental calm.
This website provides firsthand accounts of how people managed to deal with pain through a combination of relaxation and distraction techniques. Read on to find out more.
For registered users
How do I register?
If you have been referred to the Somerset Community Pain Management Service and have received your first appointment letter, you will have been given access to Patients Online at the same time and told how to register. You can do this at Register, below.
If you've received your first appointment letter but are unable to register on the platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for our Patients online service
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Join our online community of other people managing pain with the Somerset Community Pain Management Service