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Consultant Psychologist/Head of Pain and Fatigue M

Owen Hughes

Powys Teaching Health Board

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  • Owen Hughes posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Cheryl,

    Couldn’t agree more. Resilience is a skill that can be learnt and it does look different for every individual.


  • Hi, I am a psychologist leading a pain and fatigue service in rural mid Wales. My career as a pain management professional started over 20 year ago and, somewhat ironically, I have since developed a persistent pain problem of my own. I have worked with individuals in a variety of ways from one to one, community based pain management programmes to…Read more

    • Hi Owen,great read. Yes agree on the advancement of the BPS model in relation to persistent pain. After being injured and developing persistent pain I went to many ‘experts’ who willingly treated be in an MSK/biological modality. I only lighter discovered that my symptoms were more likely to be helped by looking into the ‘psychological ‘ and ‘so…Read more

    • Hi both,
      Thanks for sharing Adrian, language and terminology really came through, and the need to be able to have those conversations. As you highlight, many people have to learn to develop their own understanding and resilience to navigate their symptoms and conditions.

      It definitely came through from both people living with it and also from…Read more

    • This is the really exciting bit of it for me as self-efficacy/self-care/resilience/self-management are skills that can be transferred to so many other areas of a person’s life that may also be having an impact on health and wellbeing. The idea that someone is not defined by a diagnosis or an experience and can continuously build knowledge &…Read more

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