Recrafting a Life

Recrafting a Life : Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain

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Chronic illness and pain are now, more than ever, seen asas major problems in the current health care system. Because they are unresponsive to both antibiotics and surgery, theyr are seen as elusive and mysterious. The National Medical Expenditure Survey estimates that over 80 million U.S. citizens live with a chronic illness. The most prevalent are arthritis, diabetes, respiratory diseases, hypertension and mental illness. This book uses the novel Robinson Crusoe as an archetypal metaphor for the patients who must learn to survive on their own isolated "island" of chronic pain. This unique style is combined with a variety of in-session approaches and other tools which clients have found helpful in identifying their goals and progress. By emphasizing the importance of self-care the authors hope to diminish the sense of helplessness felt by the both the patients their loved more

Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 505g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138869600
  • 9781138869608

Table of contents

Foreword Acknowledgments 1. Introduction and Overview of the Book Part I: Theory 2. Becoming a Worthy Companion: Clarifying and Refining a Philosophy of Care 3. Caring and Self-Care 4. Creating a Meaningful Life Part II: Therapy 5. Stages of Recrafting a Life 6. The First Meeting:Exploring the Landscape:The Solution-Focused Approach 7. Solution Building 8. Recrafting Consciousness:Clinical Hypnosis for Pain and Chronic Illness 9. Suggestive Therapeutics: Hypnotic and Posthypnotic Suggestions to Treat Chronic Pain and Illness 10. Caring for the Caregiver 11. Experiments in Self-Care Indexshow more