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An Introduction to Using Mindfulness in Pain Care

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An Introduction to Using Mindfulness in Pain Care

An Introduction to Using Mindfulness in Pain Care

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This course was recorded in July 2021


Mindfulness is not only a practice — it is a state of awareness, a behavioural trait, an intervention, an act of self-care, and a way of living that can dramatically shift the nervous system toward homeostasis, or a state of internal equilibrium.

This simple, yet effective practice improves mood and alleviates pain by enhancing the brain’s ability to regulate cognitions, emotions, and cultivate a sense of wellbeing.

Research shows that just a few minutes of practice has substantial impact. Plus, mindfulness exercises can be practiced anytime, anywhere.

Once you understand mindfulness and the cognitive change mechanisms at work, you can easily integrate this evidence-based biopsychosocial intervention for the treatment of pain into your own pain practice.


Why You Should Consider Using Mindfulness in Pain Care

Learn how to safely and effectively improve patient outcomes using an evidence-based practice that:

  • Requires no equipment, no prescriptions, and no sitting for hours at a time.
  • Positively impacts many chronic pain conditions by reducing pain, stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Utilizes a biopsychosocial intervention with the highest level of evidence (level 1a).


In This Introductory Course You Will Learn:

  • How mindfulness can be used as a biopsychosocial treatment for chronic pain.
  • The unique cognitive change processes at work in mindfulness for pain relief.
  • How mindfulness-based interventions complement pain neuroscience education.
  • The evidence supporting mindfulness-based interventions in pain management and physical therapy.
  • A multi-session Mindfulness-Based Pain Relief Program to be used alongside traditional physical therapy treatment.



This online course is open to all healthcare professionals and movement therapists who are interested in integrating a proven method of mental training into your pain care practice and improve patient outcomes. 

Join Joe Tatta and learn how you can implement this simple, powerful practice!

The instructors
Joe Tatta

Dr. Joe Tatta is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating persistent pain. A unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training.

In 2017 he was a key member of the APTA task force expanding nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He also volunteers his time on the New York Physical Therapy Opioid Speakers Bureau and the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force. Dr. Tatta is author of the bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now and host of The Healing Pain Podcast, featuring interviews and free training from respected pain experts.

Course Material included in this course
  • Mindfulness-Based Pain Relief: Discover How to Use Mindfulness in Pain Care
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Mindfulness Application to Physio Practice
  • How Does Mindfulness Work?
  • Evidence Supporting Mindfulness in Pain Care
  • Full Course Description
  • Questions Pt1
  • Questions Pt2
  • Feedback
Patient Education included in this course
  • Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
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