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Table 1 Overview of our CBT-CP program

From: Pilot study of a basic individualized cognitive behavioral therapy program for chronic pain in Japan

SessionComponents
1Education and information regarding CBT (CBT model, self-monitoring) and goal setting
2Relaxation training (breathing method, progressive muscle relaxation)
3Activity pacing 1 (revealing the relation between pain and behavior)
4Activity pacing 2 (activity adjustment by limiting activities and using rest breaks)
5Activity pacing 3 (activity adjustment by coping with obstacles)
6Cognitive reconstruction 1 (identifying irrational beliefs related to activity adjusted in sessions 3–5, and distancing)
7Cognitive reconstruction 2 (challenging irrational beliefs)
8Summary and relapse prevention
  1. CBT-CP Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain, CBT Cognitive behavioral therapy