Coping with Emotional and Physical Pain Workbook


Pain is an inevitable part of everyone’s life, and the effective management of pain is critical in people’s life satisfaction and general well-being. Physical pain is any pain experienced in the body signaling something wrong in the body and needing to be fixed. Emotional pain is the feelings associated with an emotional trauma either from the past or present.

Both physical pain and emotional pain have potential to cause considerable problems in a person’s life. Both types of pain must be explored and managed in order for people to live satisfying and healthy lives. Sometimes emotional issues manifest as physical discomfort; often physical pain leads to emotional suffering.

The Coping with Emotional & Physical Pain Workbook contains assessments and guided self-exploration activities that can be used with a variety of populations to help participants cope more effectively with the various types of pain in their lives. Each chapter of this workbook begins with an annotated Table of Contents with notes and examples for the facilitator. Each chapter contains two primary elements: 1) A set of assessments to help participants gather information about themselves in a focused situation, and 2) a set of guided self-exploration activities to help participants process information and learn ways of coping with emotional and physical pain


Use the assessments and activities in this workbook to help your clients cope more effectively with the physical and emotional pain in their lives. All of the guided activities are fully reproducible.

Activities are divided into four chapters to help you identify and select assessments easily and quickly:
  • Chapter 1: Types of Emotional Pain
    This chapter helps participants explore the various types of emotional pain they may be experiencing.
  • Chapter 2: Coping With Emotional Pain
    This chapter helps participants identify their emotional pain coping skills.
  • Chapter 3: Level of Physical Pain 
    This chapter helps participants explore the level of their physical pain.
  • Chapter 4: Pain Management
    This chapter helps participants identify how effectively they are managing the physical pain they are experiencing
All of the guided activities are fully reproducible for use with your clients/participants.

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 10.9 × 8.6 × .5 in