“One of the many things I learned from Milton Erickson was that physical pain can have three components, only one of which is the actual pain in the moment. There can also be components of remembered pain and anticipated pain.
The next time you have pain, try to get a sense of how the past contributes to the present pain by asking yourself, “If I knew this pain started only five seconds ago, how would that change my experience?” You can also get a sense of how anticipated pain contributes to present pain by asking yourself, “If I knew this pain would be gone in five seconds, how would that change my experience?”” Steve Andreas, Pain Control
Pain Management with IEMT
In this workshop, we will be covering core concepts in the neurobiology of pain, pain management and the effective application IEMT in the management and treatment of chronic pain.
In this training we will be covering:
- The neurobiology and mechanisms of acute and chronic pain.
- Melzack and Wall’s “Gate Theory” of pain and related models.
- The different categories of pain-relieving medicines and how “pain killers” actually work, long term issues, side effects and secondary complications.
- The relationship between depression and chronic pain.
- The problems of social attitudes and common cultural beliefs and values about chronic pain.
- Pain as a metaphor and as communication.
- Chronic pain and emotional trauma, “emotional scars” and “emotional injuries.”
- The application of IEMT to chronic pain.
- Case studies of effective and ineffective pain management.
2021/2022 dates to be announced.