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A better life with pain

The pessimism pitfall

feeling hurt

"It's easy to get discouraged and pessimistic when you're in pain for a long time, but it doesn't help me. Are the apt words of someone I spoke yesterday and have been struggling with pain for years. 

21 August 2019 - 08:39

Pain! Is that okay?

is it ok to have pain

Brandon's coming into my consulting room. He opens his mouth and declares: 'I have bad news for the pharmaceutical industry'. Why is that? I ask him. Well, I've reduced 70% of my morphine in the last three weeks,' he says with pride. 

16 August 2019 - 08:33

Relaxing the pain away

chill

What do pain and relaxation have to do with each other? At first glance, perhaps not very much, but there is more to it than that. There are two main reasons why tension can exacerbate pain:

14 August 2019 - 08:23

Better story, better life

what is your story

What story do you have about yourself? About your life, problems? Is it a story in which you have lost control, or do you have control? Can you hurt yourself, or is it waiting for others?

12 August 2019 - 08:21
Louis Zantema

Louis Zantema

Louis Zantema is a health psychologist and expert in the field of pain. Louis is an experienced presenter and writer and the voice of the Reducept Pain Science.

Halfway through his clinical career, Louis made the decision to make his knowledge better available. It was the beginning of Reducept. In his blog he explains how pain works and shares tips and tools for people who want to learn how to reduce the influence of pain in their lives.

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