Learning to identify and manage your denial (facing the truth) is not easy, but it is a necessary first step in learning how to develop a really effective pain management plan. Learning to manage your denial will require hard work and a willingness to be open to self-examination and a willingness to move towards self-change. It will also require you to apply new skills while looking at the problems that led you into this process, examining your self-defeating life history, and evaluating the prescription medication problems that you may have experienced.
You can obtain effective pain management;
learning how to manage your denial will help.
I invite you to face a difficult fact—if everything were going well with your pain management, you may not have been interested in reading this blog. The fact that you are reading it means that you are starting to recognize that something may not be working in your life as well as you would like. Somehow you may have put yourself in the position of seeking help or where others are asking you to do something that you may not really want to do. If so, how did you put yourself in this position?
I don’t know the answer to this question. Chances are, at this moment, you might not know the answer either. But I am sure of three things: First, if you don’t know the answer to this question, it probably means that your denial is making it difficult for you to see the truth; Second, if you don’t go through the process of finding the honest answer to this question for yourself, you will probably continue to get trapped into doing things that you don’t really want to do; Third, and most important, if you don’t figure out what is really going on and learn more effective ways to deal with your pain management, things will probably keep getting worse.
It is possible to find out the truth about what is going wrong in your life. Doing so can help you to look at your problems and to see how they are related to your self-defeating behaviors and ineffective pain management. You have a hard decision to make. It would be best if you made this decision consciously and deliberately.
The decision is this:
Are you willing to face the truth about what is really happening to you and act accordingly?
If you want to learn more about the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System for chronic pain management please check out our website at www.addiction-free.com. to learn more about denial management for effective chronic pain management go to ourPublications page and check out my book Denial Management Counseling for Effective Pain Management. To look for my upcoming trainings please go to our Calendar page. If you want to read more about denial and chronic pain management you can find my article From Denial to Effective Pain Management that you can download for free on our Ariticles page.
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