The Treatment of Chronic Pain
Using NLP and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Chronic pain results from injury or illness that is unremitting. It has both a physical component combined with mental and emotional characteristics. Many chronic pain sufferers are treated with a pain medication protocol. Unfortunately for some, the pain may not be controlled, or the medicationís ability to help, wanes,  often requiring stronger medication over time. When the chronic pain pattern becomes established, it takes on a life of its own separate from but existing parallel to the physical condition. Thus, the person with chronic pain has both the lingering, and most times permanent physical condition that creates the pain; but also has the resulting issues of medication management, potential addiction, possible partial or total disability. Most times this leads to an inability to sustain employment, inhibited activity, and affected interpersonal relations.

What appears to help the chronic pain sufferer is learning how to change his or her beliefs and to develop emotional and mental resources to deal with issues. While Cognitive-Behavioral therapy has embraced the chronic pain sufferer with specific interventions, NLP, also has its own processes and techniques of intervention that are of help to the person.  Together, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and NLP, make a winning team as an effective mode of intervention. This workshop will discuss how the two modalities can work together to treat chronic pain.


Lynn Gordon, MS, LPC, NCC is a counselor, trainer, consultant and teacher in private practice. Well–Being and Successful Living are the keynotes of her practice, seeing children, adolescents and adults. She is an NLP Master Practitioner with Health Certification, as well as a Certified Laughter Club Leader. She lives near the scenic Big Horn Mountains of Northern Wyoming in the historic town of Sheridan