WE ARE

LIVE THE PAIN

We develop innovative and scalable solutions to treat and prevent psychosocial distress for people living with pain, illness, and medical trauma. Because pain doesn’t have to mean suffering.

WE ARE

LIVE THE PAIN

We develop innovative and scalable solutions to treat and prevent psychosocial distress for people living with pain, illness, and medical trauma. Because pain doesn’t have to mean suffering.

THE PROBLEM

More than 1 in 5 adults worldwide live with chronic pain. However, their complex psychosocial needs often fall through the cracks of both the medical and mental health systems.

The chronic pain experience is challenging for everyone involved. It is exhausting to live in constant physical pain, difficult for medical professionals to diagnose and treat, and nearly impossible for society to understand. In addition, due to the fact that pain is invisible, and often unpredictable, and immeasurable, those living with chronic pain often contend with feelings of isolation, severe mental health struggles, and in many cases, post-trauma. 

However, most medical treatments focus exclusively on the physical body, most mental health approaches only look at psychological well-being, and the traumatizing aspects of chronic pain and medical care often remain unexplored. In this reality, patients receive partial treatment that does not take into account the complexity of their lived experience. We know that physical and mental health are inextricably intertwined; chronic pain cannot be effectively treated without addressing the degree to which it impacts and is impacted by mental health and trauma. Left unaddressed, the mental health struggles of chronic pain further exacerbate physical pain and illness, and vice versa, creating a vicious cycle that can lead to the breakdown of personal identity, social support, and trust in the medical system. 

The Impact

Depression
Anxiety
Illness
Trauma
Relationships
Productivity
The Impact

OUR STRATEGY

A comprehensive mental health and trauma-informed strategy to chronic pain and medical care.

Live the Pain is transforming the way chronic pain is perceived and treated by approaching it through the lens of mental health and trauma. With programs geared towards both the pain community and mental health professionals, Live the Pain fills critical gaps in services by employing a multidimensional approach.

Treatment Groups
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Treatment Groups

Our unique therapeutic process empowers people impacted by chronic pain with effective psychological treatment, emotional support, and practical, life-changing tools.

Professional Training
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Professional Training

Our continuing education courses provide therapists and healthcare professionals with the clinical skills and cutting-edge resources they need to provide quality care to their clients and prevent further trauma.

Research & Development
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Research & Development

Our team of experts is spearheading the advancement of therapeutic approaches and treatment methods that are trauma-informed, evidence-based, and patient-centered.

Education & Awareness
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Education & Awareness

Our extensive resource library and informative campaigns bring the critical impact of emotional wellbeing, interpersonal relationships, and medical trauma to the forefront of the discussion about the chronic pain experience.
As a professor, therapist, researcher, and author who studies medical trauma and the psychological and emotional effects of pain, chronic illness, and medical treatment, I understand how critical it is that we offer support for patients’ mental health and well-being. Live the Pain’s groundbreaking work in bringing a trauma-informed, group-based approach to patient care is unique, timely, and necessary if we are to help people heal in mind, body, and spirit.
Dr. Michelle Flaum Hall, Ed.D.,
LPCC-s, DCHMS, CMHIMP, Associate Professor, Xavier University,
USA and author of Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals

Headquaters

Strada Pandana Superiore 2B
20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio

NY, USA
CF / P.IVA 05469810963

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