LTC Pacing for people with a Long Term Condition
In this video, we’re going to talk about pacing, a technique which can help you consistently carry out activities without causing a flare-up of physical health symptoms. If you haven’t already done so, we would recommend you watch our video about the boom and bust cycle before continuing any further with this module about pacing.
Pacing is the technique of only doing an activity for the length of time that our bodies are comfortable with. That means trying to get a balance between overdoing it or under-doing it, so not booming or busting and therefore spending less time recovering. Over time, using pacing can gradually increase our ability to carry out activities.
LTC Problem Solving for people with a Long Term Condition
During this video, we’ll be talking about a technique called problem-solving, a practical approach to solving problems. This technique helps us to break our problems down into small, manageable chunks and take practical steps in a structured way to overcome these problems.
LTC Boom and Bust Cycle for people with a Long Term Condition
In this video we look at the boom-and-bust cycle, what it is and why it might not be helpful for us. Living with a long-term physical health condition can often mean we can’t do things how we used to or the way we want to. Sometimes we can end up caught in an unhelpful cycle of negative moods and physical symptoms which can result in us doing less and feeling unhappy or frustrated.
LTC Worry and your Long Term Condition
In this video a TalkPlus clinician talks about Worry for people with a Long Term Condition. All of our videos are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, known as CBT. To aid accessibility, all our videos have subtitles (click the cc icon). You may have been directed to this page by your therapist or you may have found this website via a search engine. Whichever it is, we hope you find these videos informative and helpful.