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How to Manage Pain and accelerate healing

Leading pain consultant Dr Grahame Brown explains how to use psychological methods to control pain and speed up healing. Pain is endemic in our society and whatever the cause (back pain, migraine, arthritic pain, dental pain, irritable bowel (IBS), labour/menstrual pain, cancer pain, psychogenic pain, psychosomatic pain) it can prove incapacitating.

It is estimated that approximately 30% of our population suffer chronic pain. The sociological and economic costs of this are enormous but it is in the human suffering involved that the real costs should be measured. This suffering can be dramatically reduced, as this workshop shows.
What you gain from the day:

* The confidence to help patients suffering from chronic pain of whatever cause
* How to identify risk factors and reduce the risk of chronic pain developing – prevention is better than cure
* 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
* How to produce significant relief by changing the way patients think about their pain – in minutes
* How healthcare professionals can make their consultations more therapeutic
* How to avoid labelling patients’ pain as ‘purely psychological’.


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Date and Time:

7 July 2010 at 9:30 am


Full Day



Pollock Room,St Leonard’s Hall
University Of Edinburgh
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY
0131 651 2189

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MindFields College
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