New book: "Bevrijd van pijn"
Louis Zantema compiles 10 years of research and practice in the field of psychology and chronic pain to explain how pain works, and which strategies and techniques can help patients influence and reduce pain by training their brain. He offers readers not just “learn to cope” advice, but tells how to retrain your brain to have less pain.
This book is the answer to a phrase many patients are, unfortunately, familiar with: ‘You should learn to deal with it.’ Ultimately, the book will equip readers with the knowledge of evidence-based treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness.Learn more
Interview with Louis Zantema about his new book “Bevrijd van pijn”
"When it comes to prolonged pain, we often immediately think there is something wrong with our body. Many people with pain complaints undergo physical treatment for years. In reality, our brain plays a major role in the pain we experience; yet few people with long-term pain complaints learn about the role of our brain in pain and what you, the patient, can do to influence it. In practice, I have seen many people recover from years of pain, thanks to the knowledge and strategies that I have included in this book. I hope it will help more people get started at an earlier stage.”Continue reading
“You, and not your pain, determine what you will do in this life.”
Reducept and "Bevrijd van pijn"
Bevrijd van pijn” is a continuation of scientific research that led Louis Zantema, together with Margryt Fennema, to develop the Reducept Method. Reducept uses the same principles as “Bevrijd van pijn”. In the Reducept VR application, you train your brain to come to the conclusion that it should create less pain.
This book is, therefore, a good supplement to training with the Reducept digital therapy. If you are new to Reducept and want to add it to your treatment, please check below to see whether your practitioner is part of our program and can offer you the Reducept Method.Find your practitioner
Resources mentioned in "Bevrijd van pijn"
- Pijnpatiënten naar 1 Stem, the alliance of various patient organisations
- Pijn-Hoop, patient organisation for Chronic Pain
- FES, patient organisation for Fibromyalgia
- Vereniging Hoofdpijnnet
- Patiëntenvereniging CRPS
- Whiplash Stichting Nederland
- Patiënten Vereniging Voor Neurostimulatie
- Dwarslaesieorganisatie Nederland
- Patiëntenorganisatie ME Chronisch Vermoeidheidssyndroom Nederland
- Syringomyelie Patiënten Vereniging
- Vereniging van Ehlers-Danlos Patienten
- Bijniervereniging NVACP
- Prikkelbare Darm Syndroom Belangenvereniging
- Hereditaire Multiple Exostosen – Multiple Osteochondromen Vereniging Nederland
- Nederlands Netwerk voor Lymfoedeem & Lipoedeem
- Osteoporose Patiënten Vereniging
- Nederlandse Vereniging van Patiënten met Sternocostoclaviculaire Hyperostosis
- Nederlandse Vereniging van Rugpatiënten 'de Wervelkolom
- Ieder(in) (voorheen CG-Raad en platform VG)
- Patiëntenfederatie Nederland
- Belangenbehartiging bij psychische problemen
“Reducept has decreased my chronic pain and helped with my post-Covid symptoms.”
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