Dealing with Flare Ups (episodes of intense pain / symptoms). Flare–ups are unusually painful episodes (or episodes of high symptom incidence) that eventually settle down and go away. The experience of a flare–up is physically and emotionally harrowing.
In addition to heightened pain and fatigue, many people are frightened, puzzled, frustrated, angry, panicky and desperate.
Throughout this 2-hour interactive workshop we explore the following:
- Flare ups and understanding why they happen
- Analysing how we experience them
- High speed pain stress cycle
- Exploring and creating a plan to help
This workshop is delivered by an experienced CPI/PAS facilitator who has over two decades of experience having delivered over 10,000 workshops. This workshop is delivered free of charge to members of Chronic Pain Ireland.
About our workshops. Chronic Pain Ireland has a long history of providing an excellent, accessible range of workshops. During the pandemic we changed our delivery model to include online workshops on specific topics identified by our members as areas where they needed additional support. In 2022 we formalised our partnership with the Pain Association of Scotland in order to expand and diversify our online specialist education, training and support in the self-management of chronic pain. Both charities have decades of expertise in the delivery of interactive workshops using a person-centred approach which engages and motivates people to adopt new ways of thinking, based on a better understanding of their health and themselves. Indeed, the Pain Association of Scotland pioneered the development and delivery of self-management training for those burdened with Chronic Pain.
This unique model of community-based education and support programmes has been developed to improve quality of life and well-being and is based on the Bio-Psycho-Social model of health. This explores the impacts of a change in health and seeks ways to address any mal-adaptations that can often develop.
Workshops are available to CPI members only. If you would like to join Chronic Pain Ireland and avail of all our supports register here