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TARPS (The Auckland Regional Pain Service)

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Pain Management

There is the opportunity either individually or in small groups to explore and refine a range of coping strategies and techniques shown to be useful for persons coping with persistent pain.   The general aim of these sessions is to improve participation in daily activities and enhance quality of life.  

The TARPS Team has extensive expertise in this area and regularly reviews its processes in the light of world trends and developments.

Typical of the problems addressed are mood difficulties associated with or related to persistent pain e.g. depression,  anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Specific cognitive and behavioural methods reviewed include:

  • Skills training e.g. relaxation, mindfulness meditation, hypnosis for pain control, cognitive restructuring 
  • Activity management
  • Stress management 
  • Work skill exploration.

This page was last updated at 1:03PM on October 11, 2021.