.Join Me in Making An Impact On Pain

Enhance Your Skills In 2019!

Over 100 million people in the US struggle with chronic pain — more than the numbers for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  Throughout my professional career, I’ve been intrigued by the treatment of every kind of pain and suffering, exploring modalities that could make a difference.

The growing incidence of pain, particularly chronic pain, has led to the over-prescription of opiates, triggering an enormous addiction crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidelines for prescribing opiates and many doctors and health care programs have responded accordingly. Opiate prescriptions have reduced by 22% between 2016 and the present, with that trend predicted to continue. While new medical interventions have provided effective alternatives, the use of more holistic integrative approaches has not been given much support — until now.

The Problem…and the Opportunity

The problem now is that even though more doctors are looking for non-pharmacological treatment options, several barriers remain. First, there are not enough professionals trained in non-medical approaches to pain. Insurance carriers may not cover or may limit behavioral treatment for pain, so clinics lose money on psychological approaches.  And finally, research has not caught up to focus on evidence-based effectiveness of non-drug pain treatments for specific types of clients and pain conditions.

But a variety of governmental and academic studies are now focused on proving the efficacy of alternatives to opiates…and recommending improved training in pain psychology. I would like you to join me in stepping forward to meet these challenges—particularly to develop more access to the training that is so desperately needed.

Our Best Practices Training Program in Pain Treatment

As some of you may know, I’ve published two books on pain treatment. The first was Reversing Chronic Pain in 2007 (North Atlantic Books), which focused on how people in pain can join body and mind to shift from physical pain to mastery of body awareness, and from unstoppable suffering to heartfelt connection and peace.

In 2012, Peter Levine (creator of Somatic Experiencing®) and I published Freedom From Pain (Sounds True), which emphasizes trauma as the most important root cause of pain and offers simple polyvagal strategies to re-balance the autonomic nervous system to heal both trauma and resulting pain.

Skills Not Pills

Both books deliver the message that skills, not pills, provide the best foundation for healing pain regardless of the causation. I want to expand and update these ideas further so that more people in pain and you as the professionals that treat them achieve mastery and permanent success. We will be looking at treating a wide range of conditions:

~ Acute pain due to accident or injury
~ Emotional suffering related to childhood abuse, neglect, perinatal trauma, developmental and attachment trauma, grief and loss
~ Physical pain related to a variety of medical conditions including arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, degenerative bone disease, and cancer
~ Back, spine, neck and other joint pain
~ Post-surgical pain
~ End of life pain
~ Complex chronic pain and pain syndromes
~ The pain of addiction

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A New Dual Focus Program

This year, we’re offering training programs for two audiences:

Professionals will have an opportunity to complete comprehensive training on diagnosis and assessment, methods to reach even the most severely limited pain client, and ways to build individualized protocols that will guarantee success.  And we also want to encourage partnerships between therapists and their clients who suffer from chronic pain.

People in pain can learn ways to empower themselves to achieve reliable results with a variety of tools that really work for them, both on their own and in partnership with therapists and other professionals.

Our 2019 Schedule

Our twofold plan is to offer six monthly modules in 2019:

  • Four of the six modules will be for professionals in March, April, September and October
  • Two will be for individuals struggling with various types of pain in May and November

Ideally, professionals will receive intensive training first and have the opportunity to refer clients for the client modules. Clients will pay a lower rate and receive two self-paced programs as soon as they register so that they don’t have to wait as long to get started.

For this group, we will plan a consultation component so that access to me is included at no additional cost for referring professionals as long as they sign up for the two modules for professionals just preceding the client modules.

Professional Modules

Training Plan for Professionals

March and April: The Neuroscience of Pain and Treatment Protocols

September and October: Complex Chronic Pain and Pain Syndromes

The Neuroscience of Pain and Treatment Protocols

In March and April 2019, the focus will be on utilizing the neuroscience of pain.

~ How to assess the complexity of pain conditions to identify entry points and triggering dynamics
~ Creating protocols that bring reliable relief
~ Strategies to identify and work with developmental and posttraumatic pain (including perinatal stress, early life neglect, and loss as well as abuse
~ Special topics such as working with addictions
~ Ways to work with the sensory and emotional links to shame, panic and fear, rage, and the freedom of expansion and joy

Complex Chronic Pain and Pain Syndromes

 For September and October  2019, we will emphasize complex chronic pain and pain syndromes, clients who are limited responders to pain treatment and how to help them move forward.

~ Preparing for/recovering from surgery
~ The role of inner ego state conflicts
~ How to meet the needs of pain patients who are also addicts
~ End of life pain and palliative care
~ Barriers to healing through the therapeutic partnership
~ Relational repair (“safety is the treatment,” Stephen Porges)
~ Advanced strategies to resolve emotional suffering
~ Ways to work with self-fulfilling prophecy and other limiting beliefs
~ Ways of using breathing, somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral strategies

Modules for People in Pain

2019 May and November

Ideally, professionals will receive intensive training first and have the opportunity to refer clients for the client modules. Clients will pay a lower rate and receive two self-paced programs as soon as they register (in addition to the formal modules) so that they don’t have to wait as long to get started with their program. For this group, we will plan a consultation component so that access to me is included at no additional cost for referring professionals as long as they sign up for the two modules for professionals just preceding the client modules.

What You Will Receive

Webinars, Video Replay & Audio Download, Written Transcripts of all Webinar and Video Trainings, Additional Learning Materials Related to Each Month’s Topics, Handouts, Articles, Video clips of Demonstrations and Brief Presentations, Continuing Education Credits,  Upgrades to CD and DVDs that can be delivered to your door, Maggie’s Money Back Guarantee.  Those who register for the People in Pain program will also receive online access to the Reversing Chronic Pain 10-Step program and 10-Step Coaching for Success audios.

 

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“I hope you will join me in ‘Making An Impact on Pain’ in 2019!
Maggie Phillips