Upcoming Online Events

Upcoming Online Events

We've moved to online events and talks during COVID-19 see below for more informaiton and links to talks




While all in-person events for 2020 have been postponed, Chronic Pain Ireland will instead bring you a range of video's by a variety of healthcare professionals and these will be made available for general viewing on our video library.

Throughout the month of September, Chronic Pain Ireland is part of the global campaign Pain Awareness Month and we will be looking at a range of topics from stakeholders including Pain Consultants, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, lecturers and researchers.

More information will follow throughout the month as the video's are published.  In the meantime please enjoy the talks that have already taken place (see links below).  Our sincere thanks to all who are supporting Chronic Pain Ireland during these challenging times, if you follow us on Facebook we'll have lots of articles and updates available for you, that hopefully will be of assistance.

Speaker Dr Claire Hayes Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has a particular interest in the areas of coping, prevention and resilience. She is the Clinical Director of Aware and works with volunteers and staff to support people who have depression or bipolar disorder.

Topic: Dealing with increased anxiety and chronic pain during a pandemic. Click here

In this talk Dr Hayes examines this, looking at factors we do & don't have control over, increased anxiety, fears, grief we may be experiencing.  Discussing Cognitive Behaviour Techniques and how it helps.

She has developed a clear and logical approach to helping people understand the basic principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which has become known as‘The Coping Triangle’ (©Hayes). Among her publications are ‘Finding hope in the age of anxiety’, ‘The professional’s guide to understanding stress and depression’, ‘How to cope. The welcoming approach to life’s challenges and ‘Stress relief for teachers. The coping triangle’. 


Speaker Dr Niamh Flynn
Topic: How our thoughts and words can help us decrease pain and manage it.  Click here

Talk given by Dr. Niamh Flynn, Sports and Performance Psychologist, Creator of End Migraine Fast Programme and Managing Director of Bodywatch Ltd Ireland which took place in July 2020.  Dr. Flynn has presented internationally on a variety of topics and has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities and organiations. She is also the author of the book 'End Migraine Fast'.

In this 20 minute talk, Dr. Flynn outlines how our thoughts and our words can help us to decrease pain and manage it. A thought provoking talk, which outlines what is occuring in the body and mind, examines our limiting beliefs and thoughts, looks at clinical results and MRI findings, and how hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis can help.  If you have questions, would like more information or would like to try this technique, please contact Niamh directly via email address info@bodywatch.ie  Speakers Dr Hillary Moss & Katie FitzpatrickTopic: Music for Health and Wellbeing with a relaxation session included Click here

Have you ever wondered how you can harness the power music for self-management of pain? Music is known to affect us on many levels – emotionally, socially, physically, neurologically, and even spiritually.  In the forty minute video music therapists, Dr Hilary Moss and Katie Fitzpatrick from the University of Limerick, share practical ideas on how music can be used for our health and well-being.

They introduce the concept of music therapy and show how it’s methods and techniques can be adapted for personal use, specifically for people living with chronic pain. Following a brief introduction, you can experience thirty minutes of music and mindfulness to try at home. All you need is a comfy, quiet space so you sit back and enjoy the guided breathing, mindfulness, and music.

If possible we ask that participants to fill out this short survey (4 questions) following the talk and mindfulness exercises: https://unioflimerick.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ypW3SmGeT3N8ep

Speaker Dr Shelagh Wright
Topic: An Outline of Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques.  Click here

Presentation by Autogenic Training Therapist Dr Shelagh Wright, Chartered Psychologist and retired lecturer in Psycho-oncology, Dublin City University (school of nursing, psychotherapy and community health). Dr Wright outlines a number of stress management and relaxation techniques that are useful for all who live with chronic pain.  

Autogenic Training (known as AT) is a powerful mind-body technique which helps the mind and body to regain self-regulation and balance between systems (homeostasis). AT must be taught by a qualified Autogenic Training Therapist
who guides the Trainee through their AT training programme.


Speaker Niall Kelly, Autogenic Training Tutor

Topic: Can doing nothing really help with chronic pain?

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The decision to cancel in-person events is regrettable and while the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low throughout Ireland, CPI's decision was made, given that many of our members have low immune systems and the health and safety of our members and speakers is our utmost priority

Any queries regarding future events and talks please contact info@chronicpain.ie