The Pain Cycle

Do you do more on good days and less on bad days? Are you an over-achiever – doing more than you have to? Are you a people pleaser? Do you find it difficult to say ‘no’ to others when you’re asked to do things?

If so you may feel trapped in a Pain Cycle.

This worksheet can help you understand how the Pain Cycle works, and what the alternative – the Self Care Cycle – could look like for you.

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