Transformative Care for Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction: A Course for Health Coaches
$529, 18 CEU for NBC-HWC
Chronic pain is the top reason to seek care, the #1 cause of addiction and disability, and the primary driver of healthcare utilization, costing more than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2011) states that health professionals’ primary role for pain conditions should be guiding, coaching, and assisting patients with day-to-day self-management to reduce the risk factors that drive failed treatment, delayed recovery and chronic pain. Thus, transformative care includes both self-management training with treatment to improve patient engagement, long-term outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. The development of the Personalized Activated Care and Training (PACT) program provides a digital patient engagement platform to support transformative care with telehealth coaching to team with health professionals in supporting patients in self-management. This clinical course for health coaches will help them collaborate with health professionals and implement and be reimbursed for transformative care using the PACT program to prevent chronic pain and addiction in their patients with pain.
Integrating Health and Wellness Coaching into the Health Professional team:
Integrative Health and Well-being coaching is an emerging health profession that partners with patients to achieve their overall goals. It is practiced from a holistic perspective that views each person as intrinsically whole and the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching https://nbhwc.org/ is a pioneer in the field of health coaching, working to advance education, research and care model innovation. Telehealth Coaching is an integral part of the Personalized Activated Care and Training program (PACT) and allows it to be integrated with the healthcare team to help extend care into the patient’s life and improve outcomes. Systematic reviews of social support and health coaching show they improve functional recovery from chronic pain.
Our vision for the course:
This course is designed for Health Coaches to learn how to integrate their care and support of clients into routine healthcare for managing the most common healthcare condition: pain disorders. The course reviews the importance and impact of chronic pain and addiction and how health coaching can be integrated into a transformative care model using the PACT patient engagement platform.
The risk factors and protective factors for pain conditions are reviewed and strategies on how to engage health professionals in adding health and wellness coaching to their care and how to best integrate with clinical practices. Patient-centered strategies are reviewed including pain and risk assessments and provide self-management training to patients to facilitate their knowledge and skills necessary for self-management of chronic conditions. The process incorporates the needs, goals and life experiences of the patients and is guided by evidence-based self-care interventions for the target condition.
The course includes 18 modules with recorded presentations, resources and short quizzes:
- The Prevalence and Impact of Chronic Pain. James Fricton
- Understanding the Causes and Cures of Chronic Pain. James Fricton
- New Paradigms of Transformative Care to Prevent Chronic Pain and Addiction. James Fricton
- Integrative Tele-Health Coaching to Support Patient-Centered Transformative Care. Emily Ness
- PACT for Pain to Implement Transformative Care in Daily Patient Care. James Fricton
- Understanding the Patient: PACT Assessments. Megan Hadley
- Initial Self-Care HEALS. James Fricton
- Mind Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Emily Ness
- Body Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Megan Hadley
- Lifestyle Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Emily Ness
- Emotional Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Megan Hadley
- Spirit Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Emily Ness
- Social Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Megan Hadley
- Environment Risk Factors and Protective Actions for Pain Conditions. Megan Hadley
- Scheduling, Billing, and Documentation in PACT. James Fricton
- Initial and Follow-up Health Coaching Visits. Emily Ness
- Integrative Health and Essential Resources. Megan Hadley
- BONUS: Engaging Health Professionals in Transformative Care. James Fricton
Dr. James Fricton is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Pain Specialist at Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, and current President of International Myopain Society. He is trained as an Anesthesiology Pain Management specialist from UCLA School of Medicine. He has 40 years of National Institutes of Health sponsored research, University-based education, and patient care of chronic pain patients. His research has developed the concepts and tools to implement transformative care to prevent chronic pain as part of his national campaign for preventing chronic pain and addiction with International Myopain Society (www.myopain.org).
James Fricton [email protected]
Emily Ness, MA, NBC-HWC is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with an M.A. in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching from the University of Minnesota. Emily has coached as an intern at the VA hospital, working with patients diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and at Catholic Charities, providing coaching services and yoga to employees. For the last two years, Emily has been working with the PACT program, coaching patients with chronic pain. Her background Includes Health Coaching for Chronic Conditions with additional training or certifications in Yoga teaching, Ayurveda, Lifestyle Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Reiki healing, guided meditation, transformational coaching, narrative work, identity and archetype exploration, and group health and wellness coaching.
Emily Ness [email protected]
Megan Hadley, MA, NBC-HWC is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a graduate degree in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching with a Minor in Health Equity and expanding healing practices from the University of Minnesota. Her background also includes administrative coordination of a multidisciplinary clinical program. She is currently coaching patients with pain conditions using the PACT platform as well as in her private practice, Harvest Health and Wellbeing. She has additional training and experience in Reiki healing, nature-based approaches to healing, guided imagery and meditation, storytelling and archetype work, and community-based participatory research. Megan lives her vision through building community, reconnecting with and honoring nature, and continuing to consider how health coaching can build health equity and a more just and healthy future for all.
Megan Hadley [email protected]
Michele Rae is a transformational coach who is passionate about supporting clients living an empowered and authentic personal and professional life. She is an NBC-HWC (National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach), spiritual director and has an MA in Human Development. Michele is the founder of The Center Within, LLC, author of Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming, and graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota.In her private practice, she provides holistic intuitive coaching designed to accelerate and support personal, professional, and organizational transformation. She delights as clients and students step more fully into their power and release what no longer serves while creating a life they love. Michele also offers in person and on-line training as well.