How Physically Injured Workers Can Benefit From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How Physically Injured Workers Can Benefit From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

While injured workers who have suffered a serious physical injury need time to recuperate, time spent recovering physically may elicit...
The Acoustics of Assertiveness: Learn the Broken Record Technique

The Acoustics of Assertiveness: Learn the Broken Record Technique

Ascellus recently finished a webinar series, Rebound from COVID: 6 Influence Skills, which consisted of six 30-minute sessions with our...
The Science Behind Identification of Psychosocial Risk Factors

The Science Behind Identification of Psychosocial Risk Factors

We know that early intervention is critical to preventing delayed recoveries. One of the challenges has been to identify injured...
The Medicine Cabinet in Your Brain

The Medicine Cabinet in Your Brain

Emotions are powerful. They not only make a difference in how we feel and behave but they directly impact our...
The Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (pronounced ACT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that emerged from research and theory on experiential avoidance—the idea...
How to Practice Mindfulness During Stressful Times

The Post Opioid Era: A Call to Medical Psychologists

In April 2019, Dr. Cal Robinson, Ascellus’s Clinical Advisor, published an article in the Journal of Clinical Research in Pain...
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Stakeholders Increasingly Look to Psychosocial Risk Factors in WC Claims

Fear is a scary thing, especially among injured workers. Those who say they are afraid/scared/worried/anxious at the beginning of a...
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Employers Can Take Action to Reduce Pain, Improve Productivity

Chronic pain is more prevalent than many people think. The latest government figures say more than 15 percent of currently...
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Mind-Body Connection Key to Preventing Delayed Recoveries

Your body is more than just a vehicle for carrying your head around. Modern research shows the mind and body...
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Technology, Telehealth Services Mean Faster CBT and Quicker RTWs

Technology has truly revolutionized the way medical care is delivered to injured workers. We can now reach them in a...

##!%$# Curse Much? Could Just Be Your Brain in Pain

What do you usually do when you stub your toe hard or hit your thumb with a hammer instead of...
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Alternatives to Long-Term Opioids Needed Following Surgery, Research Shows

The longer a post-surgical patient is on opioids, the greater the chances of misuse. New research out of Harvard shows...

Early CBT Intervention Changes Lives, Saves Money for WC Payers

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) uses a holistic approach to help people with delayed recoveries. It is short-term, goal-oriented, and has...

Consider Trauma-Related Psychosocial Risks at Halloween Celebrations

It’s Halloween – a day that can be a great opportunity for team building and comradery at an organization. Many...

Woe is Me! A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User

Woe is Me! A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User Sometimes things have to get worse before...

Time to Face the Music: The PTSD Survival Guide

Time to Face the Music: The PTSD Survival Guide After experiencing a traumatic event, a person often uses avoidance behavior...

Focus, Focus, Focus: The dangers of multitasking and how CBT can help

Question: Can humans actually multitask? Answer: It’s very rare that an individual can actually perform two or more tasks at...

Add this to CBT! Emotional awareness and expression therapy (EAET) technique

An interesting case decided in New York recently spotlighted fibromyalgia, and whether a traumatic event could have triggered a recurrence...

Riding the Mood Rollercoaster: A day in the life of a tapering opioid user

Tapering off long term opioid use is difficult for nearly everyone. There can be a variety of symptoms, none of...

Mind-Body Treatments Touted as Superior to Usual Care for Chronic Low Back Pain

Mind-Body Treatments Touted as Superior to Usual Care for Chronic Low Back Pain  Engaging the minds as well as the bodies...

CBT Can Prevent Post-Surgical Chronic Pain

CBT Can Prevent Post-Surgical Chronic Pain   Injured workers who’ve undergone surgery run the risk of developing chronic pain. Researchers say...
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CBT and Smartphones: Study Shows Power of CBT on Brain Changes

CBT and Smartphones: Study Shows Power of CBT on Brain Changes   There is a little known addiction that could...

Test Your Mental Health Knowledge

Test Your Mental Health Knowledge   Are you in a mental state? Confused? Good news; we are here to help! Workers’...
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The Science of Mind-Body Therapies

The Science of Mind-Body Therapies   The latest research reveals what may be the most successful treatment for depression: a...
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Study Indicates Prescribers Ignore Risk Factors for Delayed Recoveries

Study Indicates Prescribers Ignore Risk Factors for Delayed Recoveries   “In 2015, more than a third of the U.S. adult...
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CBT Techniques Can Change the Brain to Move Past Trauma and Chronic Pain

CBT Techniques Can Change the Brain to Move Past Trauma and Chronic Pain   Whoever said ‘you can’t teach an...

The Best Opioid is No Opioid

The Best Opioid is No Opioid   There’s a new opioid law on the books that you may not even...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Gains Cred with Top Pain Docs

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Gains Cred with Top Pain Docs   “Integrating CBT in chronic pain management treatment plans is...
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See Mirror Therapy on TV

See Mirror Therapy on TV   Imagine this television medical show plot:Woman goes to the ER with a bad itch...

Deep Breathing Can Reduce Fear and Lessen Chronic Pain

Deep Breathing Can Reduce Fear and Lessen Chronic Pain   The more you fear pain, the more you feel pain....
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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works  Often patients (and providers) don’t understand and sometimes don’t believe that learning and practicing a...

Technology like telemedicine and telepsychology help get injured workers back to function better and faster

Technology like telemedicine and telepsychology help get injured workers back to function better and faster   Providing the proper treatment...