Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Included:
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 Contact Hours

Understanding the Psychology of Chronic Pain

More than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis, significantly impacting their physical and mental well-being. Those who suffer from chronic pain can experience feelings of desperation as their search for relief comes up empty, or even resignation that relief will never come. Understanding your clients’ pain from their psychological and emotional viewpoint will help you make great progress in mitigating it.

In Coaching Clients With Chronic Pain: Relief From the Inside Out, Kevin Murray, the co-developer of the Pain-Free Movement Specialist Program, will teach you to recognize, anticipate and meet or exceed the deepest psychological and social needs of your clients. This approach will help you learn to work more effectively with clients who suffer from chronic pain and help them ease the discomfort that they live with every day.

You will learn:

  • Why the brain acts the way it does when pain is present and how creating positive stories can create a medium for understanding and coherence
  • How to recognize and appreciate the three-dimensional nature working with people in pain demands, specifically in the psycho-social realm
  • How to help clients expand their level of awareness and transform fear and anxiety into curiosity and possibility
  • How education, language, metaphors and questions act as an interdependent, cohesive system designed to ultimately guide clients towards scripting their own blueprint for a pain-free life

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM
1.00 CECs

ACSM CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

NBHWC
1.00 Contact Hours

Reviews

This was a little too much psychology of pain and not enough practical resources as movement specialists. And as someone living with chronic pain, there wasn't anything deeply surprising or revelatory for me in working with my clients with chronic pain.

In one hour, I thought Kevin Murray delivered a lot of information. I also appreciate the emphasis on broadening our understanding of what clients are going though - not just the biomechanical process, but the psychosocial component as well. I found the idea of educating through story helpful, and have already used this with a couple of clients today. (Took the course yesterday.) I am interested in taking the Yellow Brick Road Course to learn more. Thank you!