An innovative mind/body counseling intervention for curing chronic pain is presented. The presenters will define the types of chronic pain appropriate for the approach, discuss strategies for implementing it, and describe their own experiences healing chronic pain with clients who were not helped by traditional medical interventions. They will also present original research that has explored the perspectives of clients who participated two small-group intervention programs they conducted.
Participants will learn about mind/body connections to a number of chronic pain conditions.
Participants will learn how to use Emotional Awareness and Expressive Therapy to heal clients suffering from chronic pain.
Participants will learn about original research conducted by the presenters that supports the efficacy of this approach to healing chronic pain.
Associate Professor - Counseling and Human Development,
University of Rochester - Warner School of Education