Global Approach to Pain Management – Level 1

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.

Key elements addressed are:

  1. The BPS+ model
  2. Neuroscience of pain: Ceptions, neuromatrix, pain mechanisms
  3. Stress response and polyvagal theory
  4. Predictors of therapeutic outcome: Motivation, locus of control, self-efficacy, expectations and the therapeutic bond
  5. Mindfulness therapy
  6. Modern pain education
  7. Breathing
  8. Meditation and mindfulness
  9. Imagery
  10. Yoga


  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

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