Region 2 Counsellor Café- Victoria
Chronic Pain Epidemic: The role of counselling in the face of the modern understanding of physical pain
Presented by Tania Suzuki Pichler Castilho, RCC
In history, we have never had so much medical and pharmacological apparatus to treat issues in the tissues, and yet we have never had so much disability caused by chronic pain.
The silver line in this context is that, it is also the first time in history, where mainstream neuroscience is finally confirming what psychologists, counsellors and body workers have seen in their practice for a long time: Pain is produced by the brain based on the brain’s understanding that the body needs protection. Pain varies with context. And there is much more to be done for pain than “fixing” the state of the tissues.
This is where counsellors can have a crucial role.
What you will learn:
Our culture has been increasingly bombarding us with messages saying that our body is fragile and needs protection. All the way from advertisement saying things like “don’t run on uneven ground, unless it’s with the shoes we sell”, to health care providers insisting that we need to be constantly vigilant with our posture and movements.
In this workshop, I invite you to reflect together on what is the role of clinical counsellors and body workers in the social context of chronic pain as well as in helping individual clients in their offices.
Attendees will learn about:
- the modern science of pain and the importance of agency
- the role of somatic practices, relaxation, movement and integration
- the role of emotions, attachment systems and the nervous system regulation
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2019
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00 PM
Address: Main Floor Lounge, 1246 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V 3B5 (street parking available).
Cost: No Cost. Open to BCACC members only.
To assist us in providing a comfortable space for you, pre-registration is appreciated. Should you encounter a problem with registering, please contact Janine Toombs at email@example.com for assistance.
About the Presenter:
Tania Suzuki Pichler Castilho is a Psychologist in Brazil and an RCC in Canada. She has been working with body-mind techniques for more than 25 years. Her background includes: 2-years university degree in Yoga; 3-years professional training in Eutony somatic practice; certificate in the multi-disciplinary pain management from a medical school in Sao Paulo; Master’s degree in kinesiology at UBC focusing on the modern science of pain and its application to yoga and somatic practices. Currently Tania works at the pain program at CBI downtown Victoria and has a private practice at Remedy Wellness Center and is training in AEDP.