Adult Chronic Pain 

Give individuals the tools to better cope with, and in some cases, lessen physical symptoms, as well as symptoms of anxiety, frustration and depression that often accompany pain-related illness; Understanding the “gates of pain,” and what we can do to “close the gates.” Focused breathing; progressive muscle relaxation; visualization; guided imagery.

In a 2008 study by Burleson from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation  (presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 24th Annual Meeting), it was found that relatively modest exercise leads to improved mood and physical capacity, as well as decreased levels of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic pain.