Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) worksheets for pain

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Pacing information and instructions to manage chronic pain

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Pain Diary

Record pain ratings. Use the diary to look for any patterns in how the pain changes over the course of the day, and week

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Click to download: Guidelines For Better Sleep

Guidelines for Better Sleep

Originally designed for clients with PTSD, but applicable to anyone who needs information on sleep hygeine

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Pain Catastrophizing Scale (Sullivan, Bishop, Pivik, 1995) PDF Download PCS from Dr Sullivan's site

Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (McCracken, Vowles, Eccleston, 2004) DOC Download CPAQ (0.1MB)

The Illness Perceptions Questionnaire (IPQ: Weinman et al, 1996) is a useful measure of how patients think about their illness PDF Download in English  Visit the IPQ website

Phoda-SEV (Photograph Series of Daily Activities) is a tool to help patients determine a hierarchy for the threat value (i.e. fearfulness) of certain activities. It is useful in treating pain patients where there is a strong fear-of-movement component LINK Link to Phoda page at 


The Pain Toolkit - a helpful toolkit for people who live with persistent pain PDF Download from 


Pain management diary PDF Download from

Pain &/or fatigue diary PDF Download from 


Pacing is about finding the right balance between spending enough time on an activity so that you can gain enjoyment form it, without pushing yourself so hard that it significantly worsens your pain.

Pacing information and instructionsPDF Download from PsychologyTools

Pacing: Balancing activity and rest PDF Download from

Pacing instructions with worked examples PDF Download from Cambridge Univeristy Hospital

Pacing instructions with graphs PDF Download from Queen Margaret Hospital 


Lecture on fear avoidance in chronic pain LINK


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