Pain and Trauma in Practice

Here you will find a selection of eHealth Talks to inform your approach to trauma and pain in your practice, whether you are a dialogue or bodywork based practitioner. We hope you enjoy our offerings from these great authors and teachers.

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Trauma Is Really Strange by Steve Haines
What is trauma? How does it change the way our brains work? And how can we overcome it? When something traumatic happens to us, we dissociate and our bodies shut down their normal processes. This unique comic explains the strange nature of trauma and how it confuses the brain and affects the body. With wonderful artwork, cat and mouse metaphors, essential scientific facts, and a healthy dose of wit, the narrator reveals how trauma resolution involves changing the body’s physiology and describes techniques that can achieve this, including Trauma Releasing Exercises that allow the body to shake away tension, safely releasing deep muscular patterns of stress and trauma.

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Pain Is Really Strange! by Steve Haines

How can we help people be in less pain? This is a really big question. The model offered in this eHealth Talk with Steve Haines is that there is always something you can do to change the pain experience.

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The Placebo Effect In Manual Therapy by Brian Fulton

This is a eHealth Talk of interest to all practitioners, whatever their discipline. Click here to access if you are not a member. Numerous studies have made the ‘placebo effect’ the most-studied healing phenomenon known to mankind. In The Placebo Response in Manual Therapy Brian Fulton has drawn on these studies to provide an essential resource for all practitioners who work on a one to one basis with their clients. Those manual therapists who learn from this book will find that their new understanding can lead to improved clinical outcomes for their clients. The Placebo Response in Manual Therapy presents a knowledge-based approach to augmenting your patients’ own healing systems.

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Understanding SomatoEmotional Release by Caroline Barrow
SER, or SomatoEmotional Release, is an additional aspect of the Upledger therapeutic approach that recognises the existence and importance of the mind-body connection. When there is an emotional or energetic component to a problem, perhaps suppressing the ability of body tissues to release and let go, gentle and unobtrusive dialogue and communication with the mind and body can help release the trauma, energy or emotional blocks and allow the body to return to improved or full function. This eHealth Talk with Caroline Barrow will be of particular interest to biodynamic practitioners who wish to understand and ask questions about this approach.

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A Look At The Nervous System by Michael Morris

An eHealth Talk looking into the Nervous System – and how we may address this amazing system in our Bowen work. Looking at the anatomy, function, its role, red flags, pain and its influence on our health, this Talk will provide you with more background knowledge into the ways we can use our Bowen work to approach neurological conditions. There will be particular attention paid to the autonomic nervous system, and how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems play a crucial role in our general health.

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Proprioception & Interoception by Paula Esson

This eHealth Talk with Paula Esson will examine how proprioception and interoception combine to affect our posture, gait and emotional sense of self. ‘Awareness of one’s body is intimately linked to self-identity, the sense of being “me”’.

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Embodied Compassion: Working With The Heart In Biodynamic Practice by Michael Shea

In this eHealth Talk I will discuss elements of how the heart develops as an embryo and why this is important in clinical practice.

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Exploring Touch by Louise Tremblay
GMT Louise Tremblay’s new book The Therapeutic Pause in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy: The Somatosensory Integration Time was released on 14th September 2015 and was launched online here on 24th November. Osteopathy, and Bowen therapy in particular, emphasises the importance of making therapeutic pauses during treatments. But it is not explained why a pause should be incorporated into the treatment session, just that it is important to do so. This book is based on research which attempted to understand and identify the physiology that might justify the inclusion of pauses during treatment. It also looked at how much the pause was used within osteopathic treatment in general.

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The Therapeutic Pause by Louise Tremblay
GMT Louise Tremblay’s new book The Therapeutic Pause in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy: The Somatosensory Integration Time was released on 14th September 2015 and was launched online here on 24th November. Osteopathy, and Bowen therapy in particular, emphasises the importance of making therapeutic pauses during treatments. But it is not explained why a pause should be incorporated into the treatment session, just that it is important to do so. This book is based on research which attempted to understand and identify the physiology that might justify the inclusion of pauses during treatment. It also looked at how much the pause was used within osteopathic treatment in general.