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Effective Pain Management
16th November 2021 @ 09:30 - 16:00 GMTGBP145
Pain is endemic in our society and whatever the cause – back pain, migraine, arthritic pain, dental pain, irritable bowel (IBS), labour/menstrual pain, cancer pain, psychogenic pain, psychosomatic pain – it can be incapacitating.
What will you learn
An increased understanding of how we perceive pain (from the latest neuroscientific research) and what is happening in the mind/body system
A road map for helping people out of the vicious cycle of chronic pain, or to stop it developing in the first place
The confidence and skills to help patients suffering from persistent pain of whatever cause – no need to feel ‘heart-sink’ with some patients any more.
An understanding of what is going on when pain persists – and what you can do about it
How to reduce the risk of chronic pain developing – prevention is better than cure – and identify the factors that make it likely
A range of psychological chronic pain management techniques to use with your patients or yourself
The importance of the bio-psycho-social model in reducing pain and accelerating healing
How to produce significant pain relief by changing the way people think about their pain – in minutes
An understanding of the value of pain displacement and how to use the brain’s ‘reality simulator’
What the latest neuroscience tell us about the experience of pain
How to use guided imagery, relaxation and distraction to promote chronic pain relief
How to deal with constant pain and promote healing
How healthcare professionals can make their consultations more therapeutic
How to avoid labelling patients’ pain as ‘purely psychological’
The many myths about pain – and why some well-intentioned pain management techniques don’t work, and more…