A new addition to the clinic is the use of Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), an evidence-based approach to pain education, mindfulness, and somatic tracking (being aware of physical sensations that no longer need to be interpreted as danger signals). Dr David Bowler incorporates these insights into his counselling for patients with physical and emotional pain, anxiety, and past trauma. It can be used as a stand-alone technique or combined with CBT and clinical hypnosis as well as other psychotherapeutic modalities. You can read more about the approach at the Pain Reprocessing Therapy Center .
This therapy was described in a ground-breaking clinical study of patients with chronic back pain published in JAMApsychiatry.
Alan Gordon LCSW, author of The Way Out and developer of Pain Reprocessing Therapy has set up a 21 day program that can introduce you to the PRT principles. You can you can access it online free of charge.
This program overlaps with some of the information available on his podcast, "Tell Me About Your Pain" on iOS and Google and in the Facebook groups Tell Me About Your Pain Community and Tell Me About Your Pain (Pain Psychology Center).
The Pain Reprocessing Therapy team have some informative videos on their resources page (scroll down to the bottom of this page). You can also read more about PRT on David's blog.
PRT is a very effective tool. To explore how it may be helpful for you have your physician or nurse practitioner refer you to Dr David Bowler for a pain consultation.