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Pain Management Class


Jan 12, 2019 to Mar 2, 2019
12:00 PM until 02:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.


Pain Management Class

Non-medical Treatments for Pain

Non-medical treatments may be used to treat chronic pain, along with pain medicines. They might also be used alone for mild pain or discomfort. Some people find they can take a lower dose of pain medicine when they also use non-medical treatments:  Acupuncture, Visualization, Hypnosis, Distraction, Biofeedback, Skin stimulation, Imagery, Relaxation, Massage, Menthol, TENS Unit, Heat and Cold, Vibration, Pressure  “American Cancer Society”


Imagery / Relaxation / Distraction

Imagery is using your imagination to create mental pictures or situations. The way imagery relieves pain is not fully understood, although it may be simply a combination of relaxation and distraction.  Imagery can be thought of as a deliberate daydream that uses all of your senses – sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste. Some people believe that imagery is a form of self-hypnosis.

Relaxation helps relieve pain and/or keep it from getting worse by reducing muscle tension. It can help you fall asleep, give you more energy, make you less tired, reduce anxiety, and help other pain-relief methods work better.


Distraction means turning your attention to something other than the pain. People often use this method without realizing it when they watch TV or listen to music to take their minds off a worry.  Distraction may be used alone to manage mild pain or used with medicine to manage brief bouts of severe pain, such as pain related to procedures. Distraction can be useful while you’re waiting for pain medicine to start working. “American Cancer Society”


The Use of Hypnosis

There is significant evidence that hypnosis is effective at reducing cancer-related symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and anxiety (Montgomery, David, Winkel, Silverstein, & Bovbjerg) In a seminal study by Montgomery and colleagues (2007), hypnosis was shown to decrease pain and anxiety postoperatively when administered preoperatively to patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. In the same study, it was demonstrated that health-care costs could be reduced by the administration of hypnosis. Montgomery’s findings corroborate the findings of Lang and colleagues reported in the The Lancet. Lang found hypnosis to provide effective procedural pain relief and those patients receiving hypnosis had shorter recovery times (Lang et al., 2000).


EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is an alternative treatment for physical and emotional distress.  You may hear it referred to as Tapping or psychological acupressure.  Tapping various acupuncture points can relieve tension and emotional stress.


Various Imagery, relaxation, distraction, hypnosis, NLP and EFT techniques will be taught. 

Place: Glenpool Library

730 E. 141st Street

Glenpool, OK 74033

Sat. 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Jan. 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, Mar. 2nd


This event is not affiliated in any way with the Tulsa City-County Library.  The Library neither sponsors not endorses this event, the speaker or the organization.


Classes are Free and open to the public

Wear comfortable clothing. 


All information, content, and material in these classes are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.

If you are currently under the care of a physician you will be given a doctor’s referral form to be signed and returned.


Classes are video taped and you may have a copy to use to refresh your memory.


Call Ron Watkins or text: 405-401-3519 Email:


Free and Open to the Public


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730 E. 141st Street
Glenpool, OK

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