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Global Approach to Pain Management – Level 1

(29 customer reviews)


18 hrs




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$ 750.00

This course is part of a certification:

This course is only available in French.

The Global Approach to Pain Management Certification offers an innovative, evidence-based, holistic approach to pain management. This approach integrates 10 key elements including neuroscience and education about pain; stress response; breathing, meditation, imagery, yoga and mindfulness therapy. The management of the person in pain is guided by a bio-psycho-social model. This pain-centered approach takes into consideration the factors that predict rehabilitation outcomes, integrates notions of compassion, neuroplasticity and offers exercises adapted to the person’s condition through yoga-inspired movements and manual techniques.

Level 1 is built around the 10 key elements of certification. It is an innovative, complete and clinically applicable course that offers the best tools to manage a person in pain in its entirety, according to the latest scientific evidence.

Through this level, the participant will learn many theoretical and practical concepts aimed at:

  • See the person in pain in his or her entirety thanks to the BPS + model
  • Better understand the neuroscience of pain and its impact on the person in pain
  • Be able to explain the phenomenon of pain
  • Better evaluate and classify pain in order to optimize its management
  • Understand the influence of the stress response in pain management
  • Consider predictive factors of therapeutic results
  • Introduce breathing, meditation, mindfulness, imagery and yoga in rehabilitation
  • Provide mindfulness therapy


Key elements addressed are:

  • The BPS+ model
  • Neuroscience of pain: Ceptions, neuromatrix, pain mechanisms
  • Stress response and polyvagal theory
  • Predictors of therapeutic outcome: Motivation, locus of control, self-efficacy, expectations and the therapeutic bond
  • Mindfulness therapy
  • Modern pain education
  • Breathing
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Imagery
  • Yoga





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  1. Apply the bio-psycho-social plus model in the management of the person in pain
  2. Understand and be able to explain the neuroscience of pain in relation to practice and clinical reality
  3. Evaluate and classify pain by mechanism to optimize management
  4. Justify the application of validated questionnaires in pain management
  5. Understand the clinical implication of the stress response and the polyvagal theory in the person in pain and apply it in his management
  6. Recognize the importance of predictors of therapeutic outcome, psycho-social factors, sleep and energy conservation in the management of the person in pain
  7. Integrate the basics of yoga, mindfulness meditation, cardiac coherence and imagery in the optimization of the assessment and management of the person in pain

Emmanuelle Rivest-Gadbois

Physiotherapist PT
Pain science
Quebec, Canada

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  1. JL

    Bonne formation. J’aurais aimé des mises en situations ou des idées d’exercices qui aident les clients à soulager les douleurs ou à modifier les symptômes autre que respiration et yoga. Merci !

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  2. NB

    Tout physio/ T. phys devrait suivre cette formation!
    Merci !

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  3. D

    Formation bien intéressante avec de nouvelles approches de traitement.

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  4. A

    I loved it, I’m going to follow the other two levels for sure.

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  5. M

    The yoga approach is totally valid and touches all areas of pain management. I think it would be interesting to also add a section on the integration of exercise or physical activity using approaches other than yoga.

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Global Approach to Pain Management

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