Holistic Health: For a good vibe, call…phone therapy

Is relief as easy as dialing 1-800-EASE-PAIN?

People who suffer from chronic pain can seriously benefit from short-term cognitive behavioral therapy sessions over the phone, suggests new research from Manchester University 

CBT is a specific form of psychotherapy that aims to help patients become aware of negative thinking, to see situations more objectively and respond to them in a more effective way.  The talk therapy is known to be effective–especially for anxiety and stress management–but, like any in-person treatment, CBT is expensive. Working via telephone could make it considerably more accessible than it is now.  Phone therapy could be the closest thing to a house call we’re gonna get these days.

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I'm a writer, reporter and editor who has been on the health beat for over 15 years. I've worked on staff at Whole Living Magazine and More Magazine, where I conceived an investigative piece on unwarrented hysterectomies that earned a 2009 National Magazine Award nomination. Other publications I've worked at include Self, Vogue, and Lucky. View all posts by alternahealthgrrrl

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