Community-Based Integrative Treatment Programs for Veterans and Military with Post-Traumatic Stress and Chronic Pain
In this program, presenters describe the theory/models behind classical conditioning of the amygdala and autonomic nervous system, including polyvagal theory; simple guidelines for creating integrative synergy in complementary and integrative health programs; and observations from seven years of developing and conducting community-based Vet TRIIP (Team Recovery Integrative Immersion Process) Integrative Programs for veterans, service members, and their families living with post-traumatic stress and chronic pain. Vet TRIIP programs are 2.5 hour integrative sessions in a modified multimodality milieu including EFT, aromatherapy, qigong/Reiki, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care with relaxing music for short-term relief as well as education/training in daily self-directed practices for long-term recovery and healthy lifestyles.
Faculty: Bob Deschner, MS, and Dottie Goodsun, MEd, EFT II
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Differentiate between the different types of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how the autonomic nervous system is affected by stress conditioning in military PTSD.
- Recognize the brain-body connection as the amygdala bypass syndrome interacts with the polyvagal theory model of the autonomic nervous system when military PTSD is triggered.
- Describe the autonomic nervous system connection between PTSD and chronic pain syndromes and participate in a short demonstration of a self-directed technique for relaxing the back to promote comfort in the legs.
- Explain the Vet TRIIP programs, the polyvagal model of the autonomic nervous system, and simple guidelines for developing integrative programs for PTSD and chronic pain.
Bob Deschner, MS, is a classically trained research chemical engineer/chemist who spent the last 25 years investigating innovative models of the autonomic nervous system and integration of evidence-based nutritional, energy, and natural healing modalities, including magnetic and Far InfraRed energy products, siddha yoga, Reiki, and medical qigong. Bob is co-founder of the Vet TRIIP (Team Recovery Integrative Immersion Process) integrative programs for veterans, service members, and their families living with post-traumatic stress and chronic pain, which were adapted from PTSD treatment programs at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood and are based on the simple concept that relaxation, more comfort, and better sleep improve everything.
Dottie Goodsun, MEd, EFT II, was an educator for 28 years before her parents’ health problems turned her focus toward nutrition and other modalities to promote optimal health and healing. Dottie has taught EFT and relaxation techniques at DOD/VA facilities and organizations in San Antonio, Austin, Temple, and Waco Texas. Dottie is co-founder of Vet TRIIP (Team Recovery Integrative Immersion Process) integrative programs for veterans, service members, and their families living with post-traumatic stress and chronic pain, which were adapted from PTSD treatment programs at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood and are based on the simple concept that relaxation, more comfort, and better sleep improve everything.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Mr. Deschner reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Ms. Goodsun reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance