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BT08 Short Course 36 - Ten Common Barriers to Successful Treatment of Chronic Pain and Brief Interventions to Resolve Them - Maggie Phillips, PhD

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Short Courses |  Pain and Healing |  Brief Therapy |  Trauma
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Maggie Phillips, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2008
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This short course presents brief interventions designed to address and remove common barriers to successful treatment of pain conditions. Topics include: ways to reverse and regulate the emotional and physical impact of traumatic experiences; the necessity of medicine for the mind as well as the body; how to utilize the polyvagal nervous system in planning treatment strategy; how to help pain patients create healing connections with self, other and the divine; and how to teach people in pain to build on success. This session will include live demonstration and experiential practicum. Case consultation is welcome.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To name three common barriers to resolving pain related to western medicine practices.
  2. To describe two interventions designed to resolve trauma activation related to pain and bring rapid relief and comfort.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Maggie Phillips, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist in full-time private practice in Oakland, California. She is director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and past-president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis.