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Living a Better Life with Chronic Pain - New 5-Hour Online Continuing Education Course
Certainly no one would choose a pain-filled body over a healthy, pain-free body. Yet every day, people unwittingly choose actions and attitudes that contribute to pain or lead to other less-than-desirable consequences on their health, relationships or ability to function. These actions and attitudes are what are called self-defeating behaviors (SDBs) and they keep us from living life to the fullest - if we let them.
Hardy’s course leads readers through the three steps that are necessary in using the eliminating self-defeating behaviors approach:
1. Identify your SDBs. What are SDBs and how can you identify yours? Once you understand what they are, take an honest look at yourself and you’ll probably identify at least a few you use either daily or in specific circumstances. If not, the course offers several other methods of uncovering your SDBs.
2. Analyze your SDBs. By better understanding SDBs, why and when you practice them, and how they can lead to the very consequences you’re trying to avoid, you can begin the transition to healthy, positive (what I call life-giving)
3. Replace your SDBs. Simply eliminating SDBs can leave you with a void. By learning to replace SDBs with healthy, life-giving actions and attitudes, you’ll be better prepared to deal with whatever life throws your way.
Living a Better Life with Chronic Pain: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors (https://www.pdresources.org/
This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account after purchasing) and mark your answers on while reading the course document. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.
Professional Development Resources (https://www.pdresources.org/