Explore Mindfulness in Pain and Stress Management in New Ways

Explore Mindfulness in Pain and Stress Management in New Ways

Explore mindfulness in the rehabilitation setting for both patients and clinicians.

It’s time to help you and your patients exchange mind full-ness with mindfulness. In our brand new programme of courses Shrey Vazir will show you how you can achieve this by using the latest evidence from the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

With advances in neuroscience research, mindfulness has been found to be a safe, non-pharmacological management option for patients with chronic conditions, such as persistent pain. Mindfulness interventions not only reduce pain but also reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Mindfulness training has also emerged as a practical self-care tool for health care professionals to build resilience, compassion and empathy while preventing professional burnout.

Having gone through a personal journey with persistent back pain, Shrey has embraced mindfulness into his daily practice – both personally and clinically. With his advanced training in the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) program, he has integrated the principles of mindfulness meditation to teach patients and healthcare professionals on how they can better cope with chronic stress, pain, and burnout.

As a passionate educator, Shrey has delivered multiple lectures, webinars and talks that have garnered much praise and attention from an international audience of rehabilitation professionals. As a full-time clinician who is well-versed with pain neuroscience and evidence-based rehabilitation practice, Shrey’s mission is to inspire current and future rehabilitation professionals to incorporate mind-body approaches in their own practice.

An Introduction to Mindfulness in Stress and Pain Management My mind is like my internet browser – 19 tabs open, three of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from. How often does this describe our daily lives, with our minds too full, engaged in too many different things to focus on what is happening right here, right now?

Benefits and Evidence of Mindfulness Meditation in Chronic Pain Management Many studies have identified consistent neural changes in the brain following mindfulness practice and noted a number of benefits, including pain reduction. Through the wonder of neuroplasticity, mindfulness has been shown to have a direct impact on our physiology and our psychology, resulting in a calmer and more accepting disposition towards pain and life itself.

Mindfulness for Our Patients – Practical Applications Persistent pain poses a significant therapeutic challenge and has refocused our attention on the dynamic interactions between the bio, psycho and social factors of the pain experience. Focusing our attention on the person rather than on the tissues has caused a shift in treatment from a single-minded focus on eliminating pain to the much bigger goal of improving quality of life and enabling patients to re-engage in life roles that are meaningful to them.

Mindfulness for Clinicians Looking after the health of others brings great reward, but it also brings significant challenges. Healthcare professionals are repeatedly exposed to complex situations in their daily tasks, which are often closely related to the pain and suffering of the patients they attend. Continual high levels of stress will ultimately lead to anxiety, depression, compassion-fatigue, burnout and an inability to provide proper care to patients. Caring for Others Requires Caring for Yourself

These courses are available now for Physioplus members – join today so you don’t miss out.

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