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Language as Medicine

Pain Consultant
“The Language as Medicine course was brilliant, just brilliant!”
Dr Raj Munglani, Consultant in Pain Medicine

A practical course for healthcare professionals in using everyday communication to assist the client’s health state.

Benefits of this approach:

  • ‘Low tech’ patient centred approach and is easily adopted
  • Takes no additional time or cost to use
  • Enhances the therapeutic intervention and relationship


You will learn how to:

  • Explore the linkage between language and altered neurophysiological functioning
  • Use language as a therapeutic tool
  • Find new approaches to chronic health issues
  • Use the medical consult as a retraining experience for the patient
  • Ensure that every communication between you and your patient assists and promotes better health and function
  • Use the SPELL model as a structure for salutogenic healthcare


Fees, Dates and Courses
This full day seminar is £250 per person.  Participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance for their CPD portfolio.  Course dates are set by demand and can be organised at your clinic if your team would like to train together.  For more information or to book your course, contact us.


Feedback
“It is a very practical way of learning how to change/improve practice to positively impact patients for long term success”
Clinical Nurse Specialist

“Really useful framework for discussions and interactions with patients” 
Louise Jeynes, Consultant in Pain Medicine

“Of course I decided to change my use of words, following the fantastic training day with you…Things became ‘exciting’, situations were ‘interesting’ and whenever I was sure that I could help I told the patient so, with great reassurance and joy in my voice. I did not ‘exaggerate’, I just expressed that I knew that I could help and that I wanted to help, and I strictly avoided one of my usual welcoming phrases ‘so, what’s the problem?’ and used ‘what can I do for you?’ or ‘how can I help you?’ instead. I ended my consultations with ‘I know you will feel better’ and ‘I am looking forward to seeing you again next time, and I know you will have improved’ – and I MEANT IT!!! Thank you for helping me on my way! Hurray to becoming the best me I can be!!! I cannot wait to learn more.
Dr Rachel Hahn, GP

“Words count. I will use things I have learned not only with my patients but also in my private life.” 
GP

“Enlightening material which I will endeavour to use in my daily practice.  I will continue to develop the language skills you have demonstrated.”
Clinical Nurse Specialist for pain service

“This will undoubtedly change the way I liaise with patients and will benefit patients immensely. The course was so very relevant to my day to day practice.” 
Clinical Nurse Specialist

“It has given me the confidence to reformat my sessions with patients and has identified the negative ways I have approached patients in the past.” 
Clinical Nurse Specialist

“It will lead to changes in our conversations with patients.  We will also need to review and change pain scales to a different scale – a whole new approach!!” 
Clinical Nurse Specialist

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    If you want to talk through how we could help, or just need more information, please do give us a call 020 7374 0233 or email us