Pain and the Mind-Body Connection

with Suzanne Davis

Monday 13th February 2017, 9:45-12:45

Suzanne has worked for over twenty years as a Chartered Physiotherapist in Chronic Pain Management with families, children and young people coping with persistent pain. Working with pain in the context of family and community led her to train further and qualify as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist in 2015.

In this workshop, Suzanne will briefly introduce aspects of our contemporary understanding of chronic pain in terms of mind-body links and the breadth of approaches that may be drawn upon when working with young people who are presenting with complex and persistent pain.

Participants will be given the opportunity to:

  • discuss approaches linked with coping with persistent pain and to focus on some key strategies
  • creatively explore ‘the nature of pain’ and, through this, to make links with their own experiences of pain and pain management strategies
  • explore ideas relevant to coping with pain in the context of the ‘community of care’
  • explore and experience physical and relaxation strategies relating to coping with pain

This workshop is suitable for practitioners working with adult clients as well as those working with children and young people.

 

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