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October 2018

Strategies and Techniques for Chronic Pain Management

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Susan Sacks RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC In this workshop, Ms. Sacks will address a variety of factors maintaining pain symptoms, hopelessness, and social isolation. The role of irrational health beliefs, pain avoidance behaviors, stress, psychological trauma, and the distrust of and communication from providers will be discussed. In addition, she will describe her seven session approach which includes direct and indirect techniques, including symptomatic modification, use of metaphor and hypnoprojection.  

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November 2018

Mindful Hypnotherapy for Taming Chronic Pain

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jefferson University, 223 S. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Bruce Eimer Ph.D., ABPP Patients on an unending search for satisfactory relief from chronic pain often become depressed, angry and alienated. This makes them a challenge to treat and decreases the likelihood of their receiving effective help. While hypnosis is an empirically validated treatment tool for pain, its efficacy is dependent on multiple factors. This workshop will examine what these factors are and how they interact. Then the session will provide concrete guidelines for utilizing these factors when using hypnosis…

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