This unique two-day workshop is designed to expand your current practice through evidence-based understanding of the biological and chemical changes that occur when one is in chronic pain, coupled with stories from those that have lived experience explaining how these truths affected them so we may better understand and apply our EB narratives to those who seek our help.
The breakout sessions will focus on communication skills with regard to hearing patient stories and finding your voice as a pain science informed clinician to help the individual in front of you find resilience, self efficacy and reach their own goals. The course will include an interactive format for discussion of the current concepts and the application of concepts. There will be a strong emphasis on role play and discussion of case studies to create practical scenarios.
There are key elements of this course that will positively impact the clinician’s clinical thinking and communication skills:
Clinical pearls and communication tips that can be applied immediately.
Practical explanations and examples of how to integrate the latest in pain science research into the full continuum of care for these types of patients. This involves much more than simply “explaining pain”. Integrating language, actions, and home programs to facilitate this effect.
Case study discussions and longer breakout sessions.
Come ready to share, be vulnerable, and learn
After participating in this workshop, you’ll come away feeling much better about your understanding of those experiencing pain and have much more confidence in treating those in chronic pain with what you already know. Together we can change the narrative around pain.
Amy Eicher, author, speaker, pain coach and host of the Restoring You podcast, has a reputation for sharing relatable stories and gently challenging the beliefs of patients and clinicians alike.
She combines her 20 year long journey through pain and her insatiable love of learning to help others understand how the rich complexities of their own stories can help them move beyond pain.
Her time as an educator and in youth ministry make her a dynamic and thought provoking speaker, turning complex research into practical ideas ready to use in your clinic tomorrow. When not reading research or discussing ideas online, she would love to be scuba diving anywhere there is warm water and a sandy beach. She lives in Normal Illinois with 2 teens and 2 dogs in the perfect little house that pinterest helped build. Visit her online at www.Restoringvenus.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
This intermediate workshop consists of lecture and demonstration.
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