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Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

Mindfulness and meditation are alternative healing methods for managing the debilitating effects of chronic pain. Understanding the relationship between physical and emotional pain in the body so your clients can live a more rewarding life.

Key Program Information
Series Mindfulness in the Clinical Setting
Delivery Format Online

Mindfulness and Meditation to Support Pain Management

When your client experiences chronic pain, they are likely to have feelings of frustration, anger, and depression, all of which affect their quality of life. Typically, people take medication to take away the physical or emotional discomfort of chronic pain. This webinar will explore the alternate treatment of pain management by practicing mindfulness. 

Newly emerging research is showing the significant impact meditation can have on pain reduction. It may seem counter-intuitive to practice mindfulness when your client is in pain; however, research proves that the brain of a person meditating has a significant decrease in pain reception. Meditation changes the way the mind perceives pain, so it is more tolerable. This webinar will teach you profound tools to help your clients manage chronic pain. 

What will be discussed:

  • Teach your clients to listen to the sensations of the body
  • Understand the relationship between inflammation and pain in the body
  • Learn methods to reduce inflammation in the body

This webinar is a convenient and affordable way to earn continuing education contact hours to fulfill your license and certification requirements from a location of your choice.

 

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Who Should Attend

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Therapists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and other health and human service professionals.

Instructors

  • Headshot of Thomas Roberts

    Thomas Roberts is a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist in private practice (Innerchange Counseling) in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He has over 45 years of experience in clinical psychotherapy and his own personal Zen Buddhist practice.

    He is the author of the book The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginners Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion (New Harbinger Press, 2009). He has also authored numerous articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.

    Tom is past adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he taught Mindfulness and Recovery, and Positive Psychology classes. He is also past adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University in St Cloud Minnesota Community Counseling and Community Psychology Program where he taught courses in Mindful approaches to mind-body healing, Integrative Approaches to Healing and Advanced Counseling Practices. He is visiting lecturer at The University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse where he teaches a class in integrative approaches to healing.

    Over the past 25 years, Thomas has become a leader in the fields of mind-body healing, clinical hypnotherapy, and mindfulness. He has worked in a variety of settings from inpatient addiction treatment programs to his present private practice, where he specializes in hypnotherapy and mindfulness therapy with particular emphasis on developing and presenting his unique approach to mind-body healing.

    Thomas continues to offer classes, workshops and retreats locally and throughout the United States.

CEU Information
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Participants will earn 2 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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Wisconsin Social Workers

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Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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