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

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.
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Faculty:
Stephanie Sarkis
Duration:
5 Hours 50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 03, 2016

Description

  • Engage in hands-on treatment demonstrations for Mindfulness Meditation, CBT, Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Mirror Therapy and more
  • Analyze the mind’s power to halt pain
  • New interview techniques to evaluate your client’s hidden signs of chronic pain
  • Discover proven interventions for reducing sympathetic “fight-or-flight” nervous system reactions

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 Mirror Therapy
  • Biofeedback Mindfulness meditation
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 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.

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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

Faculty

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

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC Related seminars and products: 5

Author, Psychotherapist


Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD 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 PhD, EdS, 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 is the founder of the Sarkis Institute. She has received monetary awards for her research and has worked as a sub-investigator for major pharmaceutical companies, such as Abbott Laboratories, Glaxo/SmithKline, and Lexicor. Stephanie 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). She has received an American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award.