Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
September 26th 2015 seen the launch of the Irish Pain Research Network (IPRN), a very exciting new initiative from the Irish Pain Society. The aim of the Irish Pain Research Network (IPRN) is to bring together all active pain researchers on the island of Ireland (North and South) for the purposes of sharing research results and ideas and facilitating cross-institutional collaboration in the area of pain research.
Mater Hospital Pain Clinic launches Pain Management Programme (Mater ACT Pain Programme - Mapp) The Mater Act Pain Programme (Mapp)
Participants attend the programme one day a week over two months. It is a group intervention, with a typical group comprising 10 people. We also like junior staff members to sit in on groups, as part of their training.
With the experience CPI has gained over the years and following extensive research into Pain Management Plans, CPI has developed a nine week self-management and care programme which is being piloted during 2015/2016. The pilot commenced during October 2015 and will run once a week up to December 2015. Follow up meetings will commence in January 2016 over a four month period. A variety of experienced Health Care Professional are currently delivering the sessions.
The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, presents an Art Therapy Support Group for people living chronic pain. Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which art materials are used for self-expression and reflection in the presence of a professionally trained art therapist.
Benefits can include:
* Fostering self-expression
* Improving self-acceptance and self-esteem
* Strengthening a sense of self
* Reducing stress
* Enhancing adaptive coping skills
* Gaining a sense of control over difficult emotions and life situations