Experience Level: All
Contact Hours: 12
Mindfulness is an ancient concept and practice which has steadily gained popularity, especially during the past decade or so. This is the result of an ever-growing body of research demonstrating benefits of this practice in various domains including mental and physical health and wellness. The regular practice of mindfulness has shown to be supportive in pain management, reduction of stress, depression and anxiety, improved focus and productivity, enhanced creativity, better relationships and more. In our interactions as healthcare providers, mindfulness can be a key factor in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with our patients, an essential component responsible for positive treatment outcomes.
This virtual course is geared towards the pelvic rehabilitation professional to enhance both their personal and professional life satisfaction and serve their patients in a more mindful way. You will learn how chronic stress impacts health and well-being and the latest research on the benefits of mindfulness training for both patients and healthcare providers. You will personally experience various mindfulness practices such as body scan, breath awareness techniques, mindful movement and meditation, so you can experience the power and benefits first-hand. We will explore how to apply mindful awareness in clinical practice to improve your patients’ experience and treatment outcomes, in addition to making your day more peaceful and productive as you enhance your ability to stay focused and become less reactive to triggering situations. You will return to your clinic with the ability to explain mindful awareness and its benefits to your patients and introduce mindfulness into your patient care. You will be able to begin or deepen your own mindfulness practice and apply practical mindfulness skills to a busy workday and personal life to promote your own happiness and well-being.
Although this course is listed as mindfulness for the pelvic rehabilitation professional; the content can be integrated in other rehabilitation practices as well.
All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
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Ms. McManus was a good speaker, and had a lot of excellent research and techniques. I look forward to learning more about mindfulness based treatment.
- Latay Benson, SPT - Washington, DC
Excellent course. Took away more than I could have imagined. This is the material that will change medicine for generation to come.
- Katie Middleton PT, PRPC - Alexandria, VA
This class was awesome. A big thank you to Carolyn for making a complex science approachable. Every provider, regardless of specialty would benefit from learning these tools! Thank you!
- Megan Anderson, PT, DPT, RYT200 - Alexandria, VA
This is one of my favourite coned courses. I have ever taken.
- Rachel Kohler, DPT - San Francisco, CA
Carolyn provided a delightful educational experience bringing years of wisdom, experience and valid research to support her teachings. I've used mindfulness in my practice for years but it's nice to have the research to support it and new ways to excel in this practice.
- Brande Moffatt, PT, MPT, PRPC - Redding, CA
Carolyn McManus was great! I learned a ton and would certainly recommend for many PTs. This information and practice is essential for healing. I was to to be apart of it.
- Chenin D. Duclos, PT, DPT - Burlington, MA
Carolyn is a wonderful teacher and gives a very detailed explanation of the art of mindfulness in pain management and treatment
- Karen Bumpus, DPT - Norwood, MA
This is an outstanding course! This work is so important, both for our patients and for ourselves and Carolyn is a master clinician and educator who skillfully blends research and clinical and personal experience.
- Jason Hardage, PT - Alameda, CA
What a wonderful course. This is a course that every therapist who works with pain patients should take. I think there is really some component that everyone on this planet really would benefit from and experience a higher quality of life.
- Sandra Shevlin, DPT - Boulder, CO
Carolyn is the most amazing instructor. You can feel her kindness, compassion and energy throughout the entire course. I learned a great amount about pain mindfulness and most importantly, how to be a more attentive and compassionate provider. She took a complex topic and discussed it with ease.
- Allison Lindeman, PT, DPT - San Carlos, CA
Carolyn is a dynamic speaker who clearly has passion for this topic! She provides the latest evidence and incorporates this into her presentation. I enjoyed listening to her and having the strategies to incorporate into my practice and personal life.
- Deepali Bankar, PT, MPT, CCS - Palo Alto, CA
This mindfulness course is essential for all physical/occupational therapists. It awakens the true art of connection, and Carolyn is an excellent teacher of the art.
- Agnes Borjal, PT, OMS - Everett, WA
Carolyn's course "A Mindfulness-Based Biopsychosocial Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain" exceeded my expectations in every respect! Her presentations were meticulously and comprehensively researched, and she did a superb job of integrating her review of science and research with experiential practice. She was also very responsive to questions from the audience. Carolyn's two-day program offered content comparable to a semester-long course, and it significantly enhanced how I discuss the treatment of pain with my colleagues and patients. I recommend it very highly.
- Bill MacNulty, PhD
This course was a great bridge for helping my pelvic pain population! I'm so grateful and excited to implement it!! Big thanks!
- Cecilia Shane PT, DPT - Richland, WA
Great class Love the website. I have practical strategies to try with my patients this week!
- Marguerite Elizabeth DeVinney - Seattle, WA
Excellent class. The more healthcare professionals that practice mindfulness the better for all!
- Sarah Playtis, MSPT - Seattle, WA
The course was excellent. The content was relevant and practical. Carolyn was engaging and knew her topic so well that she filled [a computer AV glitch] gap with some drawings and descriptions.
- Christine Oliver - Seattle, WA
This course was superb. Carolyn is knowledgeable, inspiring and engaging and the material is directly applicable to clinical work. What I learned will enhance how I work with patients in pain and teach mindfulness, both in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes and in the clinic setting.
- David Kearney, MD, Seattle WA
This class opened my eyes to the enormous possibilities that mindfulness and meditation have, not just for my patients but also for myself. It was a profound experience. An "ah, ha" moment so to speak. Carolyn was a good speaker, provided current primary literature but most importantly, genuinely believes and practices what she preaches
- Beatriz Sunderland