Conceptualizing pain as an object or an experience, rather than something that we are subjected to, gives us the power to change how it affects us.
The pain experience is a function of our brain’s processing of a host of factors: our beliefs and knowledge of pain, anticipated consequences and fear, social and cultural context, and sensory cues from billions of nerves and receptors in our body. ROOTS-CPR addresses these factors and restructuring our perception of pain and the need for medications by employing therapeutic modalities with patients and their family or loved ones, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)