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Mindfulness Based Pain Treatment - Arlington, VA - August 4-5, 2018

Arlington
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Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15

Patients with chronic pain are often among the most difficult patients for providers to successfully treat. In addition, chronic pain is a major national health challenge with costs of medical care and lost productivity in the US as high as $635 billion a year. Because cognitive and emotional factors modulate pain perception, effective treatment requires not only biomedical expertise, but also an evidence-based understanding of the mind-body relationship and specific skills to offer patients to help them avoid the physical, cognitive and emotional reactions that amplify pain. Patients with sub-acute or chronic pain need practical strategies and training to make the conscious choices that promote healing and reduce pain.

 

This course provides you with the science of mindfulness and pain. The medical literature suggests that mindfulness-based therapies can reduce pain intensity, depression, and anxiety and improve quality of life in individuals with pain. You will learn how cognition, emotions and stress impact pain perception. You will practice mindful meditation, body scan and movement and learn skills to apply mindful awareness to teaching patients breathing, body awareness, exercise and the self-regulation of reactions to pain. Experiential exercises help you personally experience the transformative power of mindful awareness. You will return to your clinic with the ability to explain pain and the benefits of mindful awareness to your patients and teach mindfulness-based skills for pain relief that can help both prevent and treat chronic pain conditions. In addition, you will learn mindful self-care skills to avoid burn-out and promote your own well-being. Audience: This course addresses the topic of mindfulness and pain for all specialties (and the generalist!) dealing with pain and is not limited to the pelvic rehab therapist.

 

Audience:

This course addresses the topic of mindfulness and pain for all specialties (and the generalist!) dealing with pain and is not limited to the pelvic rehab therapist.

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

What to bring:

Yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Define mindful awareness and describe 4 mindful awareness training activities

2. Discuss the research examining the role of mindful awareness training in pain treatment

3. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology

4. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain

5. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain

6. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients in simple language

7. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of mindful attention

8. Integrate qualities of mindful attention when instructing patients in body awareness, breathing, exercise and walking 9. Identify barriers and facilitators to pain self-management

10. Employ mindfulness based motivational interviewing principles to empower your patients to take an active role in their care

11. Engage on-the-spot mindful practices to support your well-being and inner calm during a busy workday

 

Day One:
8:00 Introductions, course overview
8:15Experiential Exercise Introduction to Mindfulness
8:30 Introduction to mindfulness
9:00 Experiential Practice: Sitting breath awareness
9:30 Proposed mechanisms for how mindfulness works
10:00 Break
10:15 Mindful body scan
10:35 Pain science concepts
11:20 Stress and pain
11:40 Trauma, PTSD and pain
12:10 Cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Mindfulness and pain research
2:00 Mindful movement research
2:15 Experiential Practice: Mindful Movement
3:00 Break
3:15 Mindfulness and the Self-regulation of Reactions to Pain Movement and Stress
3:30 Experiential Practice: Integrate mindfulness into breath, body awareness and exercise instruction
4:00 Walking Meditation
4:30 Case studies
5:00 Experiential practice: Practice reflection exercise
5:15 Q&A
5:30 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Questions, answers, discussion from yesterday
8:15 Experiential practice: Mindful movement, body scan, sitting meditation
9:00 The mindful healthcare provider lecture/experiential exercise
10:00 Break
10:15 Applying mindfulness to pleasant and unpleasant situations
10:40 Pain and positive emotional states research
10:50 Mindfulness and opioid use research
11:05 Mindfulness and sleep, anxiety and depression research
11:20 Mindfulness and special topics research: fibromyalgia, pelvic floor pain, LBP, headache, TBI, cancer
11:45 Kindness meditation and pain research
11:55 Experiential practice: Kindness meditation
12:15 Q & A
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Mindful communication: Lecture
1:40 Experiential practice: Mindful communication
2:10 Self-management barriers and facilitators
2:20 Putting it all together: Treatment protocol, documentation, billing
2:45 Break
3:00 Case Studies
3:30 Questions and Answers
3:45 Evaluations and wrap-up
4:00 Adjourn

Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA

Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA

Carolyn McManus is a highly skilled clinician, researcher and professional trainer. She is an international leader in the integration of mindfulness into healthcare and the practice of mindfulness to promote provider well-being. Carolyn is President of the American Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Section Pain Management Special Interest Group. She holds Master’s degrees in physical therapy from Duke University and in psychology from Antioch University.

Since 1985 she has integrated mindfulness principles and practices into the care of patients with chronic conditions. In 1998, she joined the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, where she established their popular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for people with persistent pain and stress-related illness. She has over 30 years of experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation and has completed an advanced MBSR Teacher Training Program offered at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.

In 2009, Carolyn was invited by David Kearney, MD to develop and conduct a pilot study examining the role of a 12-week course in Kindness Meditation for veterans with PTSD at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle. She continues to serve on Dr. Kearney’s research team, providing MBSR and Kindness Meditation courses in research exploring the effects of these practices in veterans with a wide range of health concerns, including chronic pain.

Carolyn is a regular presenter at state and national conferences, including APTA’s NEXT and Combined Sections Conferences. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Association for the Study of Pain and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Learn more about Carolyn at her website: carolynmcmanus.com.

Carolyn's website is carolynmcmanus.com

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Virginia Hospital Center

1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
Recommended Lodging

Holiday Inn Arlington
(703) 243-9800

4610 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
Nearest Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport
Airport Code: IAD

1 Saarinen Cir
Dulles, VA 20166

 

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Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one check or one envelop with multiple checks.


Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

 

To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2018. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist that has never taken a Herman & Wallace course. This discount may be used towards a registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).


Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".


JTA Survey Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.