Working with Acceptance, Mindfulness and Values in Chronic Pain: Introduction and Skills Building Workshop

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11 Mar 2016
09:00 am
- 05:00 pm
The Niche Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
The Niche, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands WA 6008, Australia
  • Dr Kevine E Vowles
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Looking for some new strategies in chronic pain management? Learn real skills you can apply immediately for chronic pain in this experiential and practical workshop by an international expert in ACT.

Chronic pain can be a source of immense human suffering and disability.
But new evidence from the mindfulness literature suggests that if clients can stop struggling for control over pain, attend to the present, and engage in meaningful activities, they can suffer less and function better, even while pain persists.

The most researched of these mindfulness therapies for pain is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of CBT that directly targets acceptance, mindfulness and values.

At this experiential workshop come away with an understanding of how to apply the theoretical model of ACT as well as practical strategies you can implement immediately in your practice. There will be opportunities for consultation, instruction, and feedback will also be provided.

Learn to identify targets for treatment in those suffering from chronic pain and directly apply interventions to augment acceptance, mindfulness, and values.
One not to be missed! A WA exclusive workshop!