A bus journey

17th September 2022 | David Andrassy

The Bus Journey tool is a metaphor tool that can help people understand pain is part of them and their life at present. This is about learning ways to self manage pain by:

  • Letting the person decide where they want to put the pain on their bus now, rather than in the driving seat or at the steering wheel.
  • Supporting the person to decide what is the new direction of the bus journey, its route, new stops and which passengers they want on the bus from their family, friends and clinical team, social prescribers etc.
  • Helping them set rewarding, paced goals and focus on their priorities for change.