Relaxation and Sleep

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Lots of good information with relaxation too! From the Southhampton pain service - what's in a pain management programme + relaxation 

 Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation can have a really good   effect on how you feel - AND how your pain feels

 

RELAXATION   

Nutrition - there is growing evidence of the link between what we eat and pain - find out more HERE

SLEEP

Pain can stop you sleeping - and if you don't get a good sleep you can certainly end up feeling tired and achy.

What's the best way to get better sleep? (Hint - it's not sleeping tablets!)

Using relaxation techniques can be really useful.

Also knowing about Sleep Hygiene can make a big difference - find out more by clicking the link. or there's more information HERE       

SLEEPIO is a free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia programme available top anyone in Scotland - just click "Just Help me Sleep"  

There is a sleep course on Silver Cloud your GP can refer you

 

The Sleep Well app is a download for your Iphone or Ipad 

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep - great information from Pain Concern. 

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Help for sleep, stress, resilience 

You can sign up for online courses with Silvercloud

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Self compassion has been shown to be highly effective - practices

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Heads Up - loads of mental health resources 

MINDFULNESS

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BREATHWORKS has free meditations 

Breathworks is based on the experience of Vidyamala Burch who had a spinal injury when she was sixteen leading to 

back surgeries and chronic pain.

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Free phone help from Breathing Space 
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APPS 

Smiling Mind - free

mindfulness app

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Curable - an online pain management programme - some free content and some subscription  - what people said ....

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1giantmind - learn to meditate in 12 lessons - easy