Chronic Pain Video

Breaking Your Chronic Pain or Symptom Rulebook/Conditioned Responses

This podcast is produced by Alex Klassen, who is one of the wonderful therapists at Pain Psychotherapy Canada.

Together we have a therapy agency called Pain Psychotherapy Canada. Learn more about our work on our website and book in for a free 20 minute consultation with one of our therapists:

We also post daily on instagram: @painpsychotherapy

Finally check out Tanner’s YouTube channel:

Disclaimer: The information provided by Anne and Tanner on this podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice, psychotherapy, or counselling. It you choose to utilize any of the education, strategies, or techniques in this podcast you are doing so at your own risk.

Education and techniques discussed in this Podcast originate from Polyvagal Theory, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy. Reference: Peter Levine, Deb Dana, Dr. Porges, Pain Reprocessing Therapy Center, Alan Gordon, Dr. Schubiner, and Dr. Lumley.

0:00 Review of the Rulebook
5:00 Conditioned Responses
10:53 5 Ways to Break the Rulebook/Conditioned Responses
12:23 Looking for Exceptions
16:18 Specific Messages of Safety
19:07 Nervous System Regulation
23:37 Graded Exposure
25:29 Process for Breaking Conditioned Responses
30:56 Pleasant and Rewarding
34:52 Summary