Counseling Individuals with Debilitating Chronic Pain

Over the years I have had a number of conversations with people about their experiences with counseling. Specifically, individuals with chronic pain have recounted to me the difficulties they faced finding the help they need in this particular setting.

So, I wrote an article directed towards counselors about this very topic. It was published in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, and I hope it provides some direction for counselors as they work with people who experience severe and persistent physical pain.

Here is a link to a preview of the article.

And you can see it listed on the Journal of Biblical Counseling website here. (This link takes you to the front page of the JBC, where the article is currently listed. However, in this future this link won’t direct towards my article as new journals are published.)

I hope you will check it out.

(Want to learn more about pain management and how to address the physical, spiritual, and emotional impact of chronic pain? Life in Slow Motion offers online courses for people with chronic pain. Check out What Really Helps People With Chronic Pain, an eight-week self-management course held several times per year.)


  1. gdgirouard said:

    This will be a blessing to many, many people! Praise God you are sharing what you have learned!

    August 22, 2017
    • lifeinslowmotion said:

      Thank you <3

      August 22, 2017
  2. Tera said:

    I attempted to find it but wasn’t able to see it on either link.

    November 25, 2023

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