Mindfulness, Emotions, and Pain Treatment

1 Hour (VRA) | taught by Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

Course description

Chronic pain is a challenging condition resulting in disability, emotional upheaval and family dysfunction.

People concerned about someone with chronic pain suffer from characteristic dysfunctional behaviors that must be addressed if the person with chronic pain is to recover. Often families wonder whether or not the pain is "real" or not, or believe that pain based in emotions is less "valid" than physical pain.

This session will review the emotional aspects of pain and suffering from a physiological and psychological standpoint and explain the basis of meditative techniques and the fundamentals of mindfulness practice.

After viewing this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the nature of suffering as it relates to holding and attachment.
  • Learn about mindfulness as it pertains to chronic pain
  • Experience meditation practices first-hand.
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center's Pain Recovery Program

Dr. Pohl is a Board Certified in Family Practice and Addiction Medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center's Pain Recovery Program. He is the author of A Day without Pain and his newest book with Kathy Ketcham is The Pain Antidote - Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life.