Concordia University

Managing physical pain with psychology

Course Code: CEPS 1046E
When you're in pain, you take a pill, right? Maybe not. Recent studies have shown that psychology can play a huge role in how we experience and manage physical pain. Take part in this healing workshop with Dr. Laura Mitchell (PhD. Psy) and you'll learn how psychology can play a key factor in recovering from physical injury and getting back to a painless active life. Now that's a relief.

Your take-away

This workshop will empower you to:
• Explore the fundamentals of how pain works and separate fact from fiction;
• Learn the role psychology plays in how we experience pain: learning, thinking and expecting pain can influence how we get rid of it;
• Learn why drugs are not enough and discover alternative treatments;
• Learn healing techniques that can be applied in everyday life.

Our approach

This workshop is based on an optimized practical approach that mixes active learning, self-assessment activities, demonstrations and individual exercises. In short, you’ll learn by doing and sharing.

Who benefits the most?

• People suffering with recurrent physical pain.
• Health and medical professionals.
• Professional caregivers.

We're flexible. That means workshops can be customized for corporate groups and offered on the date of your choosing, in your office or in one of our campus locations.

Important details

1) Registration fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.
2) In the event we don’t have enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled and you will, of course, be reimbursed in full.

Concordia students save 10%

Students who have completed at least one full academic term of study at Concordia University prior to the date they register for a Continuing Education workshops or students who have completed a Continuing Education workshops prior to the date they register for another Continuing Education workshop will benefit from a 10% discount on workshop fees and taxes.

Your trainer

Laura Mitchel, PhD. Psy.
Director of the Student Success Center at Concordia University, Laura Mitchell is also a researcher and teacher in Canada and in Scotland. Between 2000 and 2004, she investigated how different methods can be used to relieve physical pain. She also gives workshops internationally on how music can be used to enhance overall health.

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