Workshops and Meetings
CPI Self Management Workshops
CPI working in conjunction with Pain Association Scotland launched a series of workshops during 2004, entitled ‘ Living with Pain’ A Self-Management Approach to Chronic Pain.
Since then, this intensive one-day workshop has been developed to give a speedy and effective introduction to the benefits of self-management in relation to chronic pain. The day focuses on understanding the personal experience of chronic pain from a bio-psycho-social perspective and identifying self-management strategies that can help an individual to regain some control and thereby cope more effectively with the effects of their condition.Experience to date has shown that the workshop provides both a valuable stand-alone experience and the motivation for many participants to pursue pain management in conjunction with medical treatment.
Scheduled workshops are listed on our calendar and in the events section of the CPI website. Forthcoming workshop dates - Cork April 20th and Dublin April 21st. For further details goto the events section of this site or contact email@example.com
Outline of CPI's "Self Management Approach to Chronic Pain Workshop"
The intensive one-day workshop has been developed to give a speedy and effective introduction and follow-up to the benefits of Self-Management in relation to chronic pain. The day focuses on understanding the personal experience of chronic pain from a bio-psycho-social perspective along with identifying self-management strategies that may help participants regain some control and thereby cope more effectively with the effects of this condition.
The aim of the workshop is to improve overall quality of life and well being through constructive support. Participants will understand more about chronic pain and realise that they have a significant role to play in self-management of their condition. The CPI encourages people to be proactive in the management of their condition. The workshop will be friendly, informal and interactive. It consists of teaching, discussion, sharing and practical sessions.
Topics covered include the following:
- The Pain Stress Cycle - the relationship between stress and health
- Pain cognition & understanding the pain response
- Building the relaxation response
- Relaxation exercise
- Experience of helpful breathing techniques
- Experience of combined breathing and gentle stress reducing movement
- Goal setting
- Dealing with unhelpful thoughts and feelings (anxiety, fear, guilt)
Outcomes: Participants will understand the relevance of self-management strategies to their situation. The course often leads to the adoption of positive health promoting habits especially in relaxation, pacing and understanding stress.
For further details or to register for the Workshops please contact us at: +353 1-8047567 or email for more details.
Regional Information and Support Meetings
The CPI run Regional Support Meetings on a Quarterly Basis in Dublin, Cork and Galway. The CPI invite distinguished speakers to address our members regarding current topics/issues of interest. Speakers have included Pain Consultants / Specialists from around Ireland, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists. Future meetings are listed on the events section of our calendar.
Contact us for more details.