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Could learning to self-manage pain, be similar to learning to drive a car?

Posted by 'PeteMoore' Tue, May 21, 2019

Could learning to self-manage pain, be similar to learning to drive a car?

When we want to learn to drive, what is the first thing we do?

  • Answer Look around for a good driving instructor, who is: 
    • Knowledgeable
    • Patient
    • Reliable 
    • Supportive 
    • Gives the learner confidence

It's the same when we want to learn to self-manage our pain. We look around for the right healthcare professional or health team, who can also provide the right support as the right driving instructor.

What supporting information will we need to help us to learn to drive?

  • Answer
    • Highway code
    • Driving manual
    • Driving simulator
    • Other learning materials 

So what information will you need to learn how to self-manage your pain?

First you have to ask yourself, how do you learn? Do you learn best from reading, watching or practicing/interaction...or even a conbination of all three? 

Throughout the Pain Toolkit website, we have tried to cover all these three learning skills

 

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Run by Pete Moore. The Pain Toolkit workshops are for healthcare professionals and people who live with persistent pain. The full and half day workshops are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment and incorporating time for questions and discussion.

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