Online Course: Benefits and Evidence of Mindfulness Meditation in Chronic Pain Management
Become familiar with the science and evidence supporting mindfulness-based pain relief
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Interest in mindfulness meditation has increased exponentially over the past three decades resulting in a rapid growth of research exploring how it works and its associated benefits. Many studies have identified consistent neural changes in the brain following mindfulness practice and noted a number of benefits, including pain reduction. Chronic pain has become a global health problem, causing disability and reduced quality of life while also posing a significant therapeutic challenge. Mindfulness, as a multifaceted, non-pharmacological option for pain relief, has therefore sparked great interest globally. Through the wonder of neuroplasticity, mindfulness has been shown to have a direct impact on our physiology and our psychology, resulting in a calmer and more accepting disposition towards pain and life itself.
The purpose of this course is to increase your knowledge of the mechanisms of mindfulness and its associated benefits.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.8 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the benefits of mindfulness meditation
- discuss the cognitive changes associated with mindfulness practice
- justify the use of mindfulness meditation in the management of pain
- explain the mechanisms through which mindfulness effectuates pain relief
Very interesting, I recommend doing the full programme.
It’s an amazing course that one should take up. I have learned a lot from this course!
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
The course is a must for every therapist that want to achieve the most in the 21st century