Coherence Therapy Training (Intro level)- Lismore Fri 7th Nov 2014
This Intro level training will be conducted over 1 day..
Crisis? What Crisis?
With the 50 fold increase in use of opioid pain killing medications in the last decade has come a 15 fold increase in accidental drug deaths from them. In Australia, presciption drug deaths now out number illicit drug deaths. In American, more peope die from prescription drugs than from car accidents. One in every three Americans is currently on 2 or more pharmaceutical drugs, most of which are narcotics to deal with chronic pain. There has been a 400% increase in the prescription of antidepressant drugs in America in the last 25 years, more than half of which are used for issues such as chronic pain. The rest of the Western world, including Australia and the U.K, is not far behind in these trends. Clearly, the medical/pharmaceutical response to both depressed mood and chronic pain are not working- in fact, people are suffering additional hardship as a result of what have become the standard health interventions.
Hidden Psychology of Pain workshops for the public.
Dr James Alexander has delivered many psychology talks and workshops to the public over his career. A recent 1 day Chronic Pain workshop can be heard for free on the right of this page. Listen to them, beginning with session 1 through to session 5. Or to download the MP3 files of the workshop sessions, click on the buttons below.
Training workshops for professionals.
If interested in arranging a workshop for either health professionals or the public in your area, drop us a line via the 'Contact Dr James' page (under 'MORE' button above).
Time for an alternative yet?
With realities like this, surely the time has come for our culture to approach chronic pain from a completely different angle. It is time for health professionals to learn how treat sufferers with methods that do get to the source of the problem, and do not rely on unproven physical therapies, or medical approaches that are proven to be harmful.