Health Improvement Program Winter 2019
FREE WEBINAR: Pain Psychology - Harnessing the Power of the Mind for Pain Relief
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Beth Darnall, PhD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible
Pain is relevant to all of us. Up to 100 million Americans are living with ongoing pain and it is the number one cause of work disability. Most people are interested in reducing or avoiding pain medications to minimize their health risks. In this 60 minute webinar, you will learn about the surprising power of pain psychology, including:
(1) How your thoughts, expectations and beliefs about pain and treatments will determine how much pain you feel and how much treatment you need.
(2) The science of how psychological treatment for pain changes your brain and reduces your pain.
(3) How you can reduce pain and health risks by using evidence-based psychological strategies.
Attendees will receive a list of resources including articles, books, websites and webinars where you can learn more and pursue empowered pain relief.
Instructor: Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University. She is principal investigator for $13 million in federal research that is investigating psychological treatment for chronic pain. She is passionate about educating patients and healthcare clinicians about effective, low-risk, low-cost strategies to reduce pain and suffering. She is author of 3 books: The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit ?2016, Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ?2014, and Psychobehavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain: The Evidence-Based Basics, available in 2018.