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Green Your Business and Your Life

6 Hour CE Course

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To study pain and its alleviation is to journey into the relationships between the body, mind and spirit. Get a quick review of the most essential points all massage therapists need to know to be more grounded, compassionate and effective in their work with people in chronic pain. This course enhances the conceptual foundation for practice and does not teach hands-on skills.

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Content Outline

Understanding Pain Symptoms

  • The Interpretation and Physiology of Pain
 1 hour

Understanding the Body/Mind Connection

  •  Psychology and Chronic Pain
  • Healthy Attitudes and Clear Communication
  • The Relaxation Response (RR)
 1 hour

Pain Regulation Therapies

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Manipulation
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Dental Metal Chelation
  • Exercise
  • Homeopathy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Tapping Therapies
 1  hour
Pain Management Through Nutrition
 0.5 hour
  • Food Ingredients and Additives That Are Linked to Increased Pain
  • The Role of Nutrients in Pain Reduction
References and Resources

 Open-book Test and Course Evaluation  0.5 hour
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This textbook is written clearly and easy for everyone to understand. It's well organized, clearly formatted and creatively designed with numerous pictures and bullets that kept me interested and engaged. Now I'm making changes in my lifestyle and sharing the energy with others.

Adria Pickett

This is a very useful course.

JoAnne K. DeGroff LMT

This course was amazing! The material was very clear and interesting, I couldn't have asked for anything more useful for my everyday work and home life. Can't wait to read more of David Bach's material!

M. Collins, LMT

It was very nice to see a "green" course that encourages beneficial practices for our world that we may use both personally and to educate others.

C. Lanford, LMT

A book that everybody needs to read regardless of your vocation.

Tracy Graves, CMT

Very interesting and great info!

Kamin Loney, LMT

Loved this course, great information for anyone with a strong interest in living a holistic, environmentally conscious lifestyle. Loved it-

Lindsay Heck, CMT, NCTMB

The course was relevant to all areas of life: personal and professional (especially, as Massage Therapists are here to help improve and maintain health, and, certainly, greening the office, one's life, and knowing this information supports this purpose).

Vicki Wengrow, LMT

I LOVED this course. I learned so much about what I can do to reduce the damage I do to the environment.

Laurie Matney, LMT

Absolutely loved this course, I didnt think I would but I was completely impressed at how much I didn't know and how valuable this information to me is at work and everyday life. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

Ivy Unieski, LMT

I loved this book and course . Going green has been my passion since the 60s! thank you for offering it!

Twyla Wallace

This course was full of useful information that can be used in my business as well as home. The text book is one that I will keep around for years and share with my friends and family.

Brandi Brown, LMT

I love this course -- I found the info totally relevant & helpful -- gave great ideas & resourses -- I've got the book earmarked & will be using it as a regular resourse!!

Edith Garrett

I really enjoyed this book. Eye opening and I will certainly be making changes Thank you Julie

Julie A. Williams, LMT, BCTMB

Course was good and to the point. It seemed to stay on the surface of things a bit too much for me, but still a good course.

Christi Hanner, LMT

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Learning Objectives

    1. Describe how a client’s mind, body and spirit can affect their relationship with chronic pain.
    2. Identify the key neurological elements involved in chronic pain.
    3. Define “relaxation response” and why it’s useful in chronic pain management.
    4. List a variety of pain regulation therapies and their possible benefits for clients in chronic pain.
    5. Describe the primary relationship between nutrition and chronic pain.
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Sample Text

Chronic pain is similar to a perpetually stressed state of being. During a fight-or-flight response to stress, our sympathetic nervous system releases adrenalin and other hormones. This increases the heart rate, breath rate, blood pressure and redirects blood flow to muscles. Normally this process lasts until the perceived threat or danger is gone; however, if someone is experiencing a constantly stressed state of being, their recuperative abilities to return to homeostasis are exhausted and threatened. The following symptoms may emerge: reduced immunity, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, headaches, sleep disturbance and poor concentration, shortness of breath, weight loss or gain, increased muscle tightness or tension, anxiety and depression. 

from Helping Clients Manage Chronic Pain by Sharon Burch (2008)
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Sample Test Question

  1. Chronic pain is similar to
    1. a normal fight-or-flight response to stress 
    2. a perpetually stressed state of being
    3. an episode of hysteria or hypochondriasis
    4. all of the above
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