This leaflet is designed to help you understand what stress is, inform you as to why is it important to be able to relax when you have chronic pain and provide some relaxation exercises for you to try.
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- Steps to deal with stress – A simple guide to stressing less and enjoying life more: moodcafe.co.uk/media/17044/StepsforStress.pdf
- Tips on dealing with stress, including looking at your thinking: moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/Stress.asp
- A number of audio guides to different relaxation methods: moodcafe.co.uk/download-relaxation-exercises.aspx
Dr Martin Dunbar is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Pain Management Programme, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
Dr Elizabeth Dewey is a Clinical Psychologist at NHS Lanarkshire.