Notes to EpisodeDr Melanie Lee and Dr Alan Bowman kick off our second season by describing their journey into pain management, working with personal injury clients and chronic pain, reactions to pain and trauma in the body and the mind... and ways to work with them.
trauma, pain, complex, chronic, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary team, personal injury, relationship, holistic, acknowledgement, traumatic injury, grief, physical, mental, psychological, biological, interruption, interference, identity, therapy, formulation, communication, biopsychosocial, expectations, attachment, wellbeing, connection, integration, assessment, commission bias, gift exchange theory, uncertainty, pacing, prioritizing, planning, process, ACT, CAT, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, fatigue, concentration, attention
7:31 (Mel) "When you’re with someone in pain, because it’s such an unbearable experience for everybody, it is very tempting to turn away from it or jump to a conclusion or a solution very quickly… because we hate seeing people in that much distress."
16:34 (Alan) "Trauma is not a psychological thing; it’s not a biological thing. It’s both."
23:47 (Mel) "Some of the things that make the biggest difference are not direct manipulation of the physical sensations."
2:10 Guests’ journey into pain management
5:30 being warned off working in pain
6:40 Working in pain management with personal injury clients
9:00 Chronic pain
11:40 The body’s reaction to pain and trauma
17:00 The effects of pain on a patient’s psychology
21:28 Treatment focus
24:16 acknowledgment and validation
28:38 Interdisciplinary working
33:20 Managing expectations and outcomes
36:32 Repairing fragmentation
37:57 Not focusing just on physical progress
40:53 How Trust Pain Management work
45:20 How to work with them
46:43 Three practical tips
Guest: Dr Melanie Lee and Dr Alan Bowman, Trust Pain Management
Presenter: Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, Director of PsychWorks Associates
Editor: Emily Crosby Media