Seminar Detail

Chronic Pain: Proven Medication and Non-Medication Treatments to Combat Pain

Where:
SHELTON, CT
When:
Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Are you getting stuck with how to treat clients who have chronic pain? Are your clients experiencing pain but the cause is unknown? It’s frustrating for you as a clinician, and painful and debilitating for your clients.

Join Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, psychotherapist, author, and international speaker, as she shows you concrete, research-based solutions using real-life examples of chronic pain relief in clients. She will show you how to create effective tailor-made treatments to decrease related stress, anxiety, depression, pain related ailments and possible suicidal tendencies.

Research-proven treatments include:
  • Medication
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mirror Therapy
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Hypnotherapy

You will also learn acupressure techniques, discover how to create an effective guided imagery script, role play cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, and see examples of mirror therapy for chronic pain.
Objectives:
  1. Explain how CBT treats for chronic pain.
  2. Discover pain as a learned response.
  3. Effectively assess chronic pain sequalae in your clients.
  4. Evaluate your client’s hidden signs of chronic pain.
  5. Analyze the mind’s power over pain signals in the body.
  6. Create cognitive behavioral homework assignments for clients.
  7. Access resources on chronic pain for clients.
  8. Explore how pain relief impacts daily functioning.
OUTLINE

Chronic Pain
  • Phantom pain
  • Auto-immune disorder pain
    • Lupus
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Lyme Disease
  • Accident-related pain
  • Migraine pain
  • Sequalae to medical treatment
Comorbid Issues with Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Sleep disorders
Treatment Strategies

Medication
  • NSAIDS
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Opioids
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Shut off your pain receptors through self-talk
  • Cognitive coping skills training
  • Homework assignments
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Therapy video session demonstration
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Increases control over physical sensations
  • Reduces intense emotions
  • Helps identify powerful emotions
  • Exercises control over emotions
  • Keeping a pain diary
  • Mindfulness
  • Teach diaphragmatic breathing in order to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Diaphragmatic breathing exercise demonstration
Meditation
  • Focusing on here and now
  • Use STOP to teach mindfulness meditation
  • Control emotions for a positive perception of others
  • Guided mindfulness meditation exercise
Mirror Therapy
  • Treat phantom limb pain
  • Mirror therapy exercise
  • Video of Mirror therapy
Biofeedback
  • Helps connect mind with body
  • Relaxation techniques to reduce pain-related physical reactions
  • Video of biofeedback session
Hypnotherapy
  • Increases the power of mind over body
  • Translate pain into pressure and warmth
  • Induce relaxing scene when pain occurs
  • Affirmations to heal pain
  • Create effective guided imagery
  • Guided imagery script creation exercise
Touch-Based Treatments
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Massage
  • Demonstration of acupressure points
Decreasing Pain Techniques
  • Visualizing technique
  • Art Therapy
  • Empty chair
  • Detachment technique

STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, LMHC

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., NCC, DCMHS, LMHC, is a bestselling author and psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, gaslighting, narcissistic abuse, and ADHD. She is the author of several books, including the best-selling Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free and 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals. She was named a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, one of only 20 professionals in the United States with this dual designation.

Dr. Sarkis is also a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. Dr. Sarkis is the founder of the Sarkis Institute, Specializing in the treatment of comorbid anxiety and ADHD. She is a contributor to Forbes, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. Her Psychology Today posts have been viewed over 26 million times. She has a Ph.D., Ed.S., and MEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida, named by US News and World Report as the top counselor education program in the country. Dr. Sarkis has appeared on CNN, 10% Happier with Dan Harris, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, ABC (U.S.), ABC (Australia), and many more media outlets. Her research is published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She is based in Tampa, Florida, where she provides evaluations and psychotherapy. You can visit her website at www.stephaniesarkis.com.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephanie Sarkis has books published by New Harbinger Publications and receives royalties. She writes blogs for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephanie Sarkis is on the Professional Advisory Board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
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