Chronic Pain Video

Understanding Chronic Pain: How DBT and Mindfulness Help | Expert Discussion

Join Dr. Ferghal Armstrong, Dr. Laura Petracek, and Kate Butler in this insightful discussion about using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness techniques to aid individuals with chronic pain. Chronic pain, persisting beyond three months with no apparent pathology, can be exacerbated by various psychological factors, such as trauma, mental health disorders, and catastrophization. In this talk, they shed light on the groundbreaking eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction program designed by psychologist John from About Zen, which has shown remarkable success in alleviating chronic pain.

Dr. Laura Petracek emphasizes the significance of addressing stress and fear of judgment, and the importance of somatic therapy connecting emotional and physical pain. The pain-insensitive warrior concept is explored, highlighting the role of emotions in pain perception. Learn how DBT skills like ACCEPTS and thought record, along with Viktor Frankl’s meaning-based approach, can improve coping mechanisms and overall well-being for individuals living with chronic pain. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that offers hope and support to those seeking relief from chronic pain.
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