We’re talking about the important topic of compassion and pain care. Our expert guest is my friend and colleague, Shelly Prosko. Shelly is a Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist, author, speaker and educator. She is someone who is empowering individuals to create and sustain meaningful change in their life by teaching and advocating for the integration of yoga into modern healthcare. You may know Shelly as the pioneer of PhysioYoga, which is a unique combination of physiotherapy and yoga. Shelly guest lectures at medical colleges, teaches at yoga therapy schools, provide yoga teacher trainings, speaks internationally at yoga therapy and medical conferences, contributes to yoga academic research and offers online and offline continuing education courses for both yoga and healthcare professionals on important topic such as chronic pain, pelvic pain, compassion and professional burnout.
Shelly has recently co-authored a book called Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. That’s available online. We’ll also discuss that book. You’ll learn all about the different components of compassion, why compassion and pain care is important for both people overcoming pain as well as the practitioners who treat them. What are some of the reasons why we don’t always provide compassionate pain care? We’ll discuss if compassion is something that can be trained and cultivated or is it something that you’re born with? Finally, how to differentiate between compassion, empathy, and compassion fatigue. To help celebrate the launch of her new book, Shelly is providing a free chapter written about Compassion and Pain Care from her book for you. To download that free chapter on Compassion and Pain Care, all you have to do is to text the word 155download to the number 44222 or if you’re on a computer or another device, open up a new browser and type in the URL, www.IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/155download.
Before we begin, I wanted to share a brand-new community with you that I started. I created a free Facebook community for those who follow the Healing Pain Podcast and the Integrative Pain Science Institute. Inside this group, you can access free tips, education resources, and connect with like-minded peers and friends. Anyone can join this group, but I would especially like to meet you if you are an integrated pain practitioner. This would include a physical therapist, a physiotherapist and occupational therapist, a physician, a health coach, a psychologist, a counselor, a social worker. No matter who you are, if you are a healthcare provider, I’m looking forward to personally meeting you and hearing all about the great things that you’re doing in the world of pain care. To join this group, all you have to do is go to www.Facebook.com/groups/ipsicommunity. If you can’t remember that long URL, you can simply send me an email at Joe@IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com. Make sure to take the time to download our free gift. Make sure to take a moment to join that Facebook group. I can’t wait to meet you there. Let’s begin and let’s meet the wonderful and fabulous, Shelly Prosko.
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