Sleep & Racing Minds
Poor sleep is common in chronic pain, but it’s often overlooked as seen as a secondary issue. Lack of sleep can build up over time which makes everything worse. Rather than sleep being a side issue, it’s a crucial part of pain management.
Throughout this 2-hour interactive workshop we explore the following:
- Understanding the cycles of sleep,
- What happens when we can’t get to or back to sleep
- Simple techniques to improve sleep
- How to deal with a racing mind and ideas from ‘sleep hygiene’.
Chronic Pain Ireland has for many years offered self-management training for all living with chronic pain and are partners with the Pain Association Scotland, who (having pioneered the development and delivery of self-management training) have run community programmes for over 20 years. Both CPI and PAS share mutual aims of helping to improve the quality of life for all living with chronic pain. The focus of these interactive workshops is therefore on introducing people to, and quickly building, self-management skills, thereby creating practical, positive change leading to an improved quality of life and well-being. Our trained facilitator has delivered over 10,000 workshops to date.
These workshops are offered to members of Chronic Pain Ireland only. If you would like to become a member and avail of all our chronic pain support services including: self-management workshops, telephone support line, chronic pain courses and programmes, online meetings, webinars and networking opportunities – Join here