Hope and Possibility

Coping Strategies

On the Recommended books list “Positive Options for RSD” by Elena Juris outlines Dynamite Distractions in

Chapter 7 and a number of other coping strategies/complementary support in Chapter 6.

Dishing up Hope website offers practical ways to deal with chronic pain.

Finding Hope in Acceptance is a great article talking about models of dealing with chronic pain.

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Positive Psychology
  3. Things to distract yourself
  4. Stress relievers:
  5. Reflecting on your abilities rather than disabilities
  6. Talk with other people who encourage you
  7. Setting a goal for something for you to work towards
  8. Pacing techniques:  One of the best descriptions about pacing: Spoon Theory.