Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster of Chronic Pain

1 Hour | taught by Wesley Buch PhD, R. Psych.

Course description

Anyone with chronic pain knows about emotions that show up with pain, like sadness, fear and irritability.

Constant pain & pain flare-ups bring emotional instability – like a roller  coaster: sadness plunges into despair; fear escalates into panic;  irritability goes ballistic into rage.

These powerful emotions  can rip through typical coping strategies so that people with chronic  pain become afraid of their emotions and their ability to control them  around others. What to do?

This webinar will teach you some helpful & practical ways of riding the emotional roller-coaster of chronic pain.

Wesley  Buch PhD, R. Psych.
Wesley Buch PhD, R. Psych.
Clinical & Rehabilitation Psychology Behavioural Health Care

Dr. Wesley Buch is a registered psychologist who practices in the area of clinical and rehabilitation psychology. In 1997 he co-founded Behavioural Health Care with an interest in individually-tailored, cognitive-behavioural approaches to chronic conditions that emphasize the home, community facilities and workplace as rehabilitation clinic.

Currently, Dr. Buch’s focus is on psycholegal assessment and the treatment of complex forms of human suffering, such as chronic pain. He has research interests in pain-related fear and risk factors for clinical distress in caregivers and clergy. He has teaching interests in chronic pain, collaboration between psychologists and clergy, and the similarities and differences between clinical psychology and the ancient care of souls’ traditions of many spiritualities and religious groups. He is pleased to serve on the Board of Directs of PainBC a charitable organization dedicated to British Columbians with chronic pain.


This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session