By Kenneth Sharoff
This handbook is a realistic advisor that identifies remedy concerns and difficulties that may come up whilst enforcing key coping abilities. It presents therapists with evaluation tools and greater than 35 sufferer handouts to be had by way of obtain from our web site. This workbook and accompanying types are designed to face by myself, or complement the author's textual content, Coping abilities remedy for dealing with persistent and Terminal Illness.
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Stop focusing on it. I do not want to suffer but it cannot be avoided. Live with it. Let it into my life. It is a part of my existence. I suffer enough. Do not increase my suffering by hating how my life is. Dealing with oneself after the situation has ended: Monitor for signs of dejection or anger about discomfort in this situation. How much distress am I carrying with me right now? Refocus on other matters that are pleasant. Don’t stay focused on the problems in my body. Take a few deep breaths and relax.
10. Have you been on a medical regimen in the past or been in recovery from some type of addiction? If so, did you follow your program or vary it or drop it after a while? 11. Are you the kind of person who is compliant with the medical regimen? Have you ever been described as headstrong or too independent? Notes on post-crisis questions: Questions 1–5 are from narrative therapy (White & Epston, 1990). They invite patients to think about what they did to bring about change. Questions 5–8 inquire if the patient prefers a coping strategy that includes crisis as a way of living.
Monitor signs of rejection of suffering. Dealing with a situation when rejection of suffering is noticed: I am feeling worse now. I notice that I am rejecting suffering in this situation. Do not get mad about suffering. Do not get discouraged and dejected. That will only make me feel worse. Bear up to an increase in suffering. I cannot drive out suffering. It is a part of me now that I have this disease. Do not disallow it. Stop the protest against it. Stop focusing on it. I do not want to suffer but it cannot be avoided.