Delivering knowledge, skills and know how to people in need
On Monday 31st July I will be working with CRPS UK to deliver a workshop for people suffering complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This is the fundamental work of UP, to provide not only education but how to use the new knowledge effectively to get results.
Our focus is on change and moving onward by engaging in positive work. This is our work at UP as we seek to inspire, empower and enable individuals and society at large to live well and with meaning.
Human beings are incredible. We have such great potential. Our ability to learn, adapt, and transform ourselves means that we can decide to commit to the skills of well-being and reap the rewards. We are designed to change. We just need to decide upon the direction. What is your picture of success? What do you want your life to be like? These are the questions we pose in using a strengths based coaching approach to overcoming pain.
The workshop this month in Bath will be proactive, interactive and full of practices for the participants to take away and use with immediate effect.
To attend the FREE workshop, click here
What is Understand Pain all about?
The purpose of UP is to provide knowledge, skills and know-how to people who need to understand pain. With pain being the number one global health burden, this is a huge number of individuals in many different circumstances. We are not limiting ourselves at UP as we seek to grow quickly in order to reach across society and the globe to tackle this crisis. Our vision is a world where pain is understood and hence addressed effectively by individuals, society and healthcare.
We believe in the potential of this vast group of people across the world. They represent an incredible resource if only pain were understood, allowing for meaningful, fulfilling and useful living. Imagine the resources that would be available! The picture we see is society moving onwards, evolving and growing with a great sense of community.
UP delivers a range of workshops. To:
- People suffering chronic and complex pain and their carers
- Clinicians, therapists and allied heath professionals
- Others who must understand pain as part of their professional role; e.g. medico-legal lawyers, policy makers, commissioners.
How does it work?
UP has different channels of provision. For each paid workshop we provide a workshop to a community or patient group. This means that those who are paying for their place or companies/organisations purchasing a workshop, are not only growing themselves but also society. This together with free places for the next generation of clinicians and therapists at each Pain Coach Workshop means we are building the knowledge and skills base together as a community.
Keep up to date by signing up to the Pain Physio Blog, the UP blog or sending me your email address to join the newsletter. The purpose of the blogs and newsletters is to advance our thinking as a society. As you will see if you sign up, overcoming pain is not by only focusing on treatment for pain, but by developing the skills of living and wellbeing. And the exciting thing about that, is that this is all about living well and performing our best. Do you want to be the best you? I know the answer to that! So join us and let’s understand pain and live life.