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Have you wondered why despite your careful care some patients tell you that was ‘no difference this week?

Have you noticed that negative beliefs can hold back patients from recovery?

Ever wished you knew the most effective thing to say or the right questions to ask?

Then this training is for you.

The evidence is clear that response to injury and sensations of pain is highly individualised. Patient recovery and outcomes from physical treatment such as physiotherapy, massage and rehab is greatly affected by their mindset, emotions, beliefs and motivation to take responsibility. The patients language and thought processes can keep them ‘locked’ in pain, session after session, despite excellent care.

Some patients are positive, active engaged, flexible in their thought processes and motivated to get better.

Challenging patients can display negative, fearful, rigid thinking whose stressful response to injury is affecting their ability to recover.

This often puts pressure on the therapist to get results, which means the patient doesn’t take responsibility for their own recovery.

Do your patients hold unhelpful beliefs?

This communication workshop is about how to create more shifts in rigid mindsets and to use more effective language when working with any client. Challenging clients can mean we feel under pressure to perform, especially if they are attending privately. Knowing the right language and frames to use will help maintain equal balance in the therapeutic relationship and help you deal with these clients more effectively.

Ever heard your client make a statement like this?

“bad backs run in our family”

“doctor told me its the worst shoulder he has ever seen”

“you can never recover from a ‘slipped disk’

Even simple remarks like this can have an impact on recovery and should not go unchallenged.

This workshop intends to take the theory of the biopsychosocial model of pain and make it relevant to your practice.

How do we integrate the growing evidence of the nature of pain and recovery? How do we make it more than just theoretical and integrate it in our clinic and every interaction with patients?

How do we make sure that when dealing with ‘yellow flag’ patients that we aren’t left feeling drained and disheartened?

As a physiotherapist you are uniquely placed to help clients make emotional as well as physical change. The most effective language at the right moment can make a real difference in your patients lives.

Join Aisling Cowan NLP practitioner and Mindcoach as she teaches coaching techniques and language that is highly relevant and useful for physiotherapists and other bodyworkers such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Massage therapists and Occupational Therapists. Aisling has worked in the Belfast Chiropractic Clinic alongside physios and chiropractors for the past 6 years and has unique insights and experience as to how patient outcomes can be improved.

What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic ProgrammingNeuro refers to neurologyLinguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions in real life. Learning NLP and coaching techniques are valuable internal and external communication skills. This training will focus on how to use what is called the ‘meta-model’ for use during a treatment session.

Techniques and understandings from NLP can be used gently with all clients to improve results.

In this practical workshop you will discover:

  • How to build and maintain rapport with patients

  • How to pace and lead your clients

  • How to spot rigid language and use the NLP meta-model to make gentle intervention

  • How to use ‘clean language’ when asking questions

  • How to understand in what way emotions are affecting their recovery

  • How to future pace your client

  • How to ‘close loops’ and lock in the physical change from a session

  • How to tell if your patient is really going to to the exercises they promised!!….

All of this, and more will be delivered around a visual memory aid designed to help you remember the information when back in your private clinic or hospital.

What this is NOT:

This is not a theoretical lecture where you are given lists of research papers and slides; those can be read elsewhere at your leisure. This is suitable for you if you are interested in learning and practising real language skills and useful techniques that can be applied immediately in your practice and all client interactions.

Course cost is £75 with a special rate for students of £55 (please get in touch for discount code).

or you have questions about this course and how it would be suitable for you then please get in touch with Aisling on