Relaxation-Based Pain Relief Workshop – Dr. Fredric Mau
Training in Relaxation-Based Pain Relief™ provides this knowledge and practical skill for practitioners to help clients and patients in pain management.
Faculty: G. Fredric Mau, D.Min., M.A., M.Div., NCC, LPCS, DCC, BCH
Pain relief medications provide tremendous benefits for patients and clients in clinical care. However, the huge societal problems we face with addiction, as well as other considerations including drug contraindications and allergic reactions, demonstrate the obvious need for pain relief without drugs. Empirical neuroimaging support for relaxation-based relief processes is extremely strong. Competent professional use of these techniques in clinical settings requires a solid understanding of how these processes operate, and the development of the skill necessary for real-world use with clients and patients in clinical practice.
Since 1995 the US National Institutes of Health has strongly recommended hypnosis and guided imagery to treat physical pain. In 2017 the American College of Physicians issued new empirically-based clinical guidelines urging clinicians and patients to initially consider nonpharmacological pain relief processes including progressive relaxation and mindfulness to treat chronic pain. Specifically, the ACP urged clinicians and patients to consider treatment with opioids only after nonpharmacological and other pharmacological treatments (such as no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) had failed.
Training in Relaxation-Based Pain Relief™ provides this knowledge and practical skill for practitioners to help clients. In the US currently this training is only offered to licensed mental health and medical practitioners.
Dr. Fredric Mau is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor-S, and Board-Certified Hypnotherapist. He was awarded the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Research Award in 2016, and the Zürich Hypnosekongress’ HypnoScience Award in 2013. He is the author of two books, A Different Reality: Adventures in Narrative Therapy & a Protocol to Address Anxiety Disorders and Insomnia (2014) and Emotion – the Power of Change: A Science-Based Approach to Ericksonian Hypnosis (2012).
Objectives of the training
- Participants will be able to describe the neurological basis for Relaxation-Based Pain Relief.
- Participants will demonstrate the skill of RBPR during the workshop and will be able to perform RBPR processes and incorporate these processes in appropriate clinical settings.
- Participants will be able to incorporate waking-state framing to facilitate RBPR in clinical settings.
- Participants will be able to describe ethical and diagnostic considerations in utilizing RBPR.
For more information check out RBPRelief.com