The purpose of this talk is to discuss why how we talk about and approach chronic pain patients, as well as mind-body modalities in general, can influence therapeutic efficacy. The talk will draw on research on the 'common factors' in psychotherapy and clinical experience with complex pain patients, and experience practicing and teaching various mind-body modalities.
Describe the common factors research and how it applies to clinical practice of mind-body modalities
Understand how specific language influences patient experience
Describe the differences among guided imagery, clinical hypnosis and mindfulness