Global Approach to Pain Management – Level 2

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.

In this Level 2, Emmanuelle joins Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon PhD, to offer the therapist a clinical integration of the Global Approach to Pain Management (GAPM).

The student will be guided through the various steps of the GAPM through the assessment, analysis and management of the person in pain. They will see a clear approach to evaluation, both subjective and objective. They will be able to perfect their clinical reasoning thanks to the analysis tools. These tools include, among others, a decision algorithm, a checklist and an action plan for the person in pain. They will then see the GAPM management guided by the “conscious therapy”, clinical tools and integrating 4 therapeutic strategies.

The participant will learn about the myofascial system and new treatment examples. The student will also be able to enhance their understanding of the clinical application of GAPM through a comprehensive case history of a person with generalized pain. Concrete management techniques will be demonstrated so that the participant completes this level with clinical tools for both reasoning and management of the person in pain.


  1. Conceptualize and integrate the key elements of certification into a GAPM Recognize the influence of the myofascial system on pain.
  2. Know the main myofascial lines and their influence in the GAPM.
  3. Be able to assess the person in pain using the GAPM assessment according to their area of expertise.
  4. Apply the decision algorithm to guide the management of the person in pain.
  5. Use the therapist’s checklist to assist in clinical reasoning and guide the joint treatment plan for the person in pain.
  6. Use the person in pain action plan to develop and guide a joint treatment plan.
  7. Select and apply management strategies according to the GAPM rationale.
  8. Guide the management of the person in pain with mindfulness therapy.
  9. Use the daily logbook to better guide the quantification of activities of the person in pain.
  10. Use the SMART Goals tool to help the person in pain set therapeutic goals.
  11. Conceptualize the application of the full GAPM in a clinical case history.