Participants will learn how the patient’s focus on being cured contributes to an increase in the pain experience. Through an understanding of how negative thought patterns create a brain-body loop that accentuates pain, practitioners will learn techniques to guide patients to “rewire” their brains for a transformed experience with pain. Participants will learn the power gratitude has in building a pain-resistant (“teflon”) brain, and the benefits of movement and relaxation for rewiring the chronic pain brain. Coaching techniques will enable practitioners to share these elements with chronic pain patients.
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