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Long Term Condition

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There are many types of long-term health conditions, also known as chronic conditions, that can affect people’s physical and mental health. Some common examples include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging and affect many aspects of a person’s life, including their ability to work, socialize, and engage in everyday activities. This can lead to feelings of frustration, isolation, and anxiety.

Talking therapies can help people manage their long-term health conditions. These therapies are a type of mental health treatment that involve talking to a trained professional, such as a therapist or counsellor, about your thoughts and feelings.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one type of talking therapy that can be helpful for people with long-term health conditions. CBT involves identifying negative thoughts and behaviours and learning new coping strategies to manage them. For example, someone with chronic pain may have negative thoughts like “I’ll never feel better” or “This pain is too much to handle.” Through CBT, they can learn to challenge these negative thoughts and develop more positive coping strategies.

We also offer a Mindfulness for Health course. This encourages a greater awareness of our experiences, including our thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Often we go through our day on ‘automatic pilot’ and this is when unhelpful habits and reactions can contribute to our difficulties.

Mindful awareness can increase our understanding of ourselves and give us greater choice in how we respond to our needs.

Mindfulness for Health is an online group course, that includes practicing guided meditations and exploring ways to bring awareness into our daily lives by sharing information and techniques, over 8 weekly sessions.

It is particularly effective for those who are experiencing chronic pain and/or fatigue

Talking therapies can also provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for people to express their feelings and concerns. This can help people feel more in control of their condition and improve their overall quality of life.

Overall, talking therapies can be a helpful tool for managing long-term health conditions. If you are struggling with a chronic health condition, and are looking online for counselling in Nottingham, find out more about our services here.

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