Hello readers, If you are a chronic pain sufferer, you have probably noticed that pain level goes up and down seemingly by itself, some days it is worse, other days it is better. If you are one of those who has a tendency to “make up for the lost times” during your “good days”, read […]
About Katie Dashtban
Katie defines her role as a psychologist as one who holds a guiding light, while her patients choose the turns in this maze we call life. In her practice, Katie refrains from offering advice, but instead helps her patients overcome obstacles that cause emotional suffering, and shows them tools to use when deciding on the desired changes in their lives.
Entries by Katie Dashtban
It is easy to confuse ownership of your pain with blaming yourself for it. Taking ownership of the pain means 1) exploring exactly in what ways has the pain affected your personal and professional life, 2) recognizing ways that you have been successful in taming the pain, 3) and of course recognizing the ways that […]
Hello readers! I’d have to tell you, of all the complexities I hear about from my chronic pain patients, the most disturbing of all is lack of adequate sleep which by itself causes all kinds of health problems, even if you did not have chronic pain. So, let’s talk about how to get to bed!! […]
Managing chronic back pain reminds me of the chicken and egg story. Got to get up and get moving so you can keep flexible and keep the back strong, on the one hand!! On the other hand, the pain gets in the way of moving all together. Sleeping poorly at night, taking lots of pain […]