Integrating Mind-body Therapies
into Your Practice
All chiropractors are trained in and use the same basic techniques, but some achieve consistently better outcomes than others. Ever wonder why?
Course Purpose:In this seminar you will learn to apply the latest principles and techniques of mind-body health care in your chiropractic practice. Although Palmer was a full century ahead of his time in acknowledging the importance of the central nervous system to health, discoveries in both psychology and conventional (allopathic) medicine since then have profound implications for chiropractic. Recent breakthroughs, such as the gate control theory of pain, the emerging science of psychoneuroimmunology, and studies in areas such as the placebo effect, hypnosis, and biofeedback have all shown that the mind-body connection includes much more than the nervous system alone. It also includes the endocrine system and even the psyche of the patient, which may explain why different chiropractors, who all use the same basic techniques, achieve vastly different outcomes.
Course Objectives: You will learn...
Mind-body Health Care Theory & Practice
The basic scientific evidence and theory of mind-body therapy and its relationship to chiropractic health care
Distinguishing therapies with a scientific basis from those based on theory and speculation
The benefits and cost savings mind-body therapies provide
The risks, drawbacks, and limitations of mind-body therapies
Utilizing your existing training and background in mind-body treatment modes
Mind-body Theory & Practice in Pain Management
Hands-on Demonstration and Practicum
Course Materials Provided:Class includes a detailed and fully footnoted outline that corresponds directly with the instructors’ running slide show.
Who Should Attend
Chiropractorswho want to learn to apply the latest principles and techniques of mind-body health care in their practice, improve patient outcomes, and/or deepen their understanding of the mind’s role in chiropractic care.
Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, and pain clinic administratorsresponsible for collaborating with chiropractors in developing this new dimension in their practice.
Copyright© 2002 Arthur Preston Smith, Ph.D.
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