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Treating Chronic Pain

Treating Chronic Pain

media-audiocourse-tn With Ronald Siegel • 4 Sessions • 4 Optional CE Credits

mind-body-a510-chronic-painLearn a powerful, step-by-step approach for using mindfulness training to help interrupt the vicious cycle of stress, muscle tension, and fear that often maintain chronic pain.

New scientific evidence reveals that the cause of most chronic back pain isn't damaged spinal disks or other structural problems, but a cycle of psychological stress, muscle tension, and fear-based avoidance of activity. Mindfulness turns out to be a powerful tool for interrupting the cycles maintaining this disorder.

What's Covered in A510 Treating Chronic Pain:

  • A step-by-step, mind-body approach for dealing with back pain and other chronic, stress-related conditions.
  • How to integrate advances in rehabilitation medicine with psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques.

4 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $39 • CDs $49 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 4 CE Credit Hours: $39

A510 Treating Chronic Pain

Session 1:

  • The Strange Case of Chronic Back Pain
  • Structural Abnormalities and the Orthopedic Story
  • The Other Evolutionary Accident
  • Understanding Chronic Pain Cycles

Session 2:

  • The Four Steps of the Back Sense Program
  • Integrating Cognitive, Behavioral, and Psychodynamic Treatments
  • The Dangers of Excessive Caution
  • The Central Role of Unwanted Emotions

Session 3:

  • Mindfulness: The 2,500-Year-Old Intervention
  • Everyday and Formal Mindfulness Practices
  • A Different Way to Experience Pain
  • Tailoring the Technique to the Individual

Session 4:

  • The Epidemic of Psychophysiological Disorders
  • Why Is Everyone Stressed?
  • A Four-Step Program for Treating Insomnia, Sexual Dysfunctions, Gastrointestinal Distress, and Related Disorders
  • Silver Linings: Psychological Growth from Medical Disorders

Meet Presenter Ronald Siegel, PsyD

Ronald Siegel
Ronald Siegel, Psy. D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He's coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain.

 

 

4 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $39 • CDs: $49 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 4 CE Credit Hours: $39

The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.