Bronnie Lennox Thompson: Working with Chronic Pain Clients

How do you as a therapist that touches, interact with a new client who has been to everyone unsuccessfully and presents with chronic pain.
By: SIconnect
BOULDER, Colo. - June 5, 2016 - PRLog -- How do you as a therapist that touches,  interact with a new client who has been to everyone unsuccessfully and  presents with chronic pain.   It's easy to talk too much, or "tell" the client what you can or cannot  "do", it's tempting  to "educate" or explain.  Bronnie has cultivated a way of speaking and working dynamically with clients which she will share with us.

Joining us from New Zealand, Bronnie Lennox Thompson, OT, Ph.D  is an Internationally known  pain researcher and postgraduate lecturer in psychosocial and cultural aspects of pain.    Her main interest areas include pain and anxiety, motivation for self-management, resilience and daily coping choices.

She is well known for  helping people develop 'self management' skills.   Her way of working:  collaboratively - all people have limitations and vulnerabilities - as well as strengths and potential. Using  a cognitive and behavioural approach - therapy isn't helpful unless there are visible changes, she doesn't use this approach exclusively, because it is necessary to 'borrow' at times from other approaches, but she  encourages ongoing evaluation of everything that is put forward as 'therapy'.

She is also an educator. Taking  this role very seriously - it is as important to health care as research and clinical skill.  Bronnie offers  an active knowledge of the latest research, integrated with current clinical practice, and communicated to clinicians working directly with people experiencing chronic ill health.  Senior Lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine in New Zealand  at the University of Otago Christchurch Health Sciences.  She offers courses, trainings and supervision for therapists working with people experiencing chronic ill health. Bronnie's  goals for pain management are to help people reduce the functional impact of pain and improve their engagement in living life to the fullest.

Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (MDT)  Register here:

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Liz Stewart
Tags:Pain, Rolfing, Therapist
Location:Boulder - Colorado - United States
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