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Effective Pain Management - psychological techniques for reducing persistent pain and accelerating healing

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Hundreds of thousands of people are living with constant pain, yet health professionals can feel powerless in the face of conditions that can’t be explained – at least from 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 dramatically reduced – as this workshop shows.

Using the latest neuroscientific findings to explain the experience of pain, leading pain and musculoskeletal medicine consultant Dr Grahame Brown explains what is going on in the mind/body system and what we can do to reduce suffering when pain persists.

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.

No prior medical knowledge is needed to enjoy and learn from the day.

You will gain:

  • The confidence and skills to help patients suffering from persistent pain of whatever cause – no need to feel ‘heart-sink’ with some patients anymore
  • An understanding of what is going on when pain persists – and what you can do about it
  • How to identify risk factors and reduce the risk of chronic pain developing – prevention is better than cure;
  • A range of psychological chronic pain management techniques to use with your patients or yourself
  • What the latest neuroscience tell us about the experience of pain
  • An understanding of the value of pain displacement and how to use the brain’s ‘reality simulator’
  • How to use guided imagery, relaxation and distraction to promote chronic pain relief
  • How to produce significant pain relief by changing the way patients think about their pain – in minutes
  • 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’
Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 03 Oct 2019
Start time 9:30am
Venue Address Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ
Amount £192
Organiser Human Givens College
Speaker Dr Grahame Brown
CPD activity Workshop
Description Human Givens College provides effective psychotherapy training and courses about key mental health problem areas for anyone wishing to help improve the lives of individuals and families, or to help organisations and communities thrive.
Name Mark Thomas
Contact No. 01323 811690
Regions Greater London