Junic Pain Education Sessions Canberra
Junic has introduced a pain education session that is aimed towards empowering women with chronic pelvic pain to better understand the origin and mechanisms of chronic pain and to develop personalised and additional non-medicalized strategies to managing their pain.
Junic pain education is based on current evidence that supports a role for specialised pain education as the first step in a multidisciplinary team care approach that is designed to improve the quality of life of women with chronic pelvic pain.
The Junic pain education session is moderated by Ms Kerrianne Abbott, an experienced psychologist with over 20 years in the field. Kerrianne has additional training in pain psychology and has an in-depth understanding of the impact of chronic pain and ways to work with patients with chronic pain to reduce their system sensitivities and to regain function over their pain.
Kerrianne is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Counselling Psychologists. She is a Medicare recognised provider as well as a private health fund recognised provider of psychological services.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THE JUNIC PAIN EDUCATION SESSION?
At the end of the Junic pain education session, you will improve your understanding of several aspects of chronic pelvic pain. These include;
- The neuroscience of chronic pelvic pain and the role your brain plays in managing your pain response including the way the brain learns and produces pain
- Strategies for levelling out your nervous system and reprogramming your brain including how to wind down your nervous system
- Learning how to down-regulate and get your smart brain back as well as understanding how to retrain your brain to improve your pain
- Understanding pelvic pain as an immune response and a protector as well as understanding the importance of reconditioning
- Understanding the flare ups of chronic pelvic pain and staying ahead of it
- Understanding strategies to reduce the fear of movement that is associated with pain and understanding the difference between hurt and harm
- Interpersonal considerations and emotional health as well as strategies for behavioural activation and getting life going again and
- How to introduce this new knowledge and skills into your daily activities safely and with confidence
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE JUNIC PAIN EDUCATION SESSION?
Women with chronic pelvic pain are encouraged to attend the Junic pain education sessions with a support person or loved one.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO ATTEND?
No, you do not need a referral to attend the Junic Pain Education Session. However, if you wish to make a follow up appointment with Kerrianne Abbott after attending the Junic pain education session, you will require a referral from your GP to be eligible for Medicare rebates.
ARE THERE ANY HEALTH FUND REBATES AVAILABLE?
Psychology Pain Education Session rebates are available through most private health insurance funds. Ask your fund if and how much they will cover.
HOW CAN I BOOK TO ATTEND A PSYCHOLOGY PAIN EDUCATION SESSION AT JUNIC?
To arrange a booking for the Junic Pain Education Session; Please call: 02 6178 0470 for an appointment or email us at email@example.com
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