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Effective Pain Management with pain specialist Dr Grahame Brown
29th September 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP192
The impact chronic or recurring pain has on 100,000s of individuals, their families, employers and our health care systems can be immense and shows no signs of improving despite advances in bio-medical technology.
Health professionals can feel powerless in the face of conditions that can’t be explained (at least by the bio-medical model), don’t respond, or only partially respond, to medical treatments. The majority of patients suffering from persistent pain often find that medical treatments are ineffective or only partially effective, or that they cannot take the full dose of pain killers due to their severe side effects.
But this suffering can be reduced.
Important new insights from neuroscience into the complex biology of how we experience pain have enabled the development of a powerful range of psychological techniques for managing pain naturally and speeding up healing.
On this ground-breaking course, Dr Grahame Brown explains in easy-to-understand terms what is going on in the mind/body system and what we can do to reduce suffering when pain persists.
Combining these insights, with proven psychological techniques and the holistic bio-psycho-social model gives us a powerful approach with which to reduce the suffering of countless people and help cut costs for the NHS and other health care providers…
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.
It is estimated that between 25 – 40% of our population suffer from persistent or chronic pain – the sociological and economic costs of this are enormous but it is in the personal human suffering involved – mental as well as physical – that the real costs should be measured. Many are desperate for effective help.
This workshop – with leading pain and musculoskeletal medicine consultant Dr Grahame Brown – gives you important new information about how we experience pain – derived from the latest neuroscience – and a powerful range of psychological techniques for managing pain naturally, preventing it from escalating and speeding up healing.
You will discover how people can be helped out of the vicious cycle of chronic pain and how, by working holistically through the bio-psycho-social model, suffering can be dramatically reduced.
You don’t need to have any prior medical knowledge to learn from and enjoy the day – you will leave with a much clearer understanding of what is going on in the mind/body system, what you can do to reduce suffering when pain persists and ways to prevent chronic ongoing pain from developing.
It is a key event if you work with people suffering from pain at any stage (from recent onset, recurrent to persistent) or if you would like to find out how to successfully manage pain without medication.
You will learn a wide variety of pain management techniques, which can easily be integrated into your work, to help relieve pain and promote recovery – often in just one session.