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In order to facilitate access to relevant information, our resources are organized into categories according to the type of resource, user, knowledge sought and area of interest. We invite you to browse these categories below to guide your research.

Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:15:00

Visualization is a Powerful Short-term Pain Management Strategy.

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Patient

This resource offers audio recordings of relaxation using visualization to manage pain.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Collaborateurs de la société d'arthrite
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:04:00

Coping with Anger and Frustration

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Patient

This resource offers information about anger and how to manage it, as well as links to other sites for those who want to learn more.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaChapelle, Diane
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:05:00

Coping with Stress

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Patient

This resource offers information on pain, fear and anxiety. She discusses anxious thoughts and their impact on pain and avoidance. It offers suggested strategies for coping with fear and anxiety and provides links to other relevant sites or documents.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaChapelle, Diane
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:03:00

Confront Depression

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Patient

This resource offers information on persistent pain depression and suggests links and some coping strategies.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaChapelle, Diane
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 01:20:00

Finding Psychological Balance through Migraines

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Patient

This resource is a video recording of a talk titled "Finding Mental Balance Through Migraines" given by Dre. Marie-Christine Taillefer, psychologist at the CHUM. Dre. Taillefer discusses the psychological factors that may play a role in pain and suggests strategies to improve pain management, quality of life and mood.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Taillefer, Marie-Christine.2019
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/12
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:08:00

Psychotherapies

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Patient

This document provides information about the pain cycle and how persistent pain affects different aspects of the lives of people who suffer from it. The document provides information on the role of psychotherapy in persistent pain and the different approaches used There are several links to other sites or other resources to help people better manage pain, emotions, thoughts, sleep, activities, ...

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaChapelle, Diane
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 01:00:00

Relieving Chronic Pain: The Contribution of Psychologists

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Patient

The first article describes the components of a persistent pain management program, using the IRDPQ as an example. The second talks about persistent pain and aging and the associated misconceptions. The third is about fibromyalgia. The last reviews the role of the psychologist in physical rehabilitation.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Arcand, Denis Rivard, Marie-Josée Trahan, Evelyne Hervouet,Séverine Montanez, Joël.2011
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/17
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:03:00

Less pain thanks to psychotherapy

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Patient

This resource provides information on depression in seniors with persistent pain as well as the application of cognitive behavioral therapy in this population.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaSalle, Martin.2006
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/17
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:07:00

Cognitive restructuring: your way of thinking

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Patient

This resource offers information on cognitive behavioral therapy and more specifically on cognitive restructuring. Cognitive restructuring is an effective strategy to help work and change non-helping thoughts into more helpful ones.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaChapelle, Diane
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:01:00

Tool 1 Acceptance

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Patient

This is a short video in English that introduces the importance of the concept of "acceptance" as a basic tool for successful management of persistent pain. This video, intended for patients, but also for healthcare professionals, is one of several tools available on the The Pain toolkit site aimed at promoting self-management by patients with persistent pain.

  • Language : English
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  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:57:00

Cultivate Good Morale Despite the Pain!

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Patient

Conference given by a psychologist on tips to adopt in a situation of persistent pain. How to succeed in cultivating good morale despite pain.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Rivard, Marie Josée.2013.Cultiver un bon moral malgré la douleur!
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/12
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:00:00

The Psychologist at the Heart of Physical Health

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Patient, Health professional

Edition of the psychology magazine on the role of the psychologist in physical health (please go directly to page 21).

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Sultan,Serge Körner, Annett.2010.Le psychologue au cœur de la santé physique
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/17
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:15:00

Using Mindfulness to Master Chronic Pain

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Patient

This is a resource to help you set goals that follow the SMART rule (Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Realistic, Temporal).

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Wong, Davidicus.Utiliser la pleine conscience pour maîtriser la douleur chronique
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/06
Thoughts and emotions
Durée : 00:00:00

Stop, breath and think

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Patient, Caregiver

The mission of this app is to help kids, teens and young adults build the emotional strength to tackle life’s ups and downs.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : My Life.2020.Stop, breath and think
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/23
Pain education
Durée : 00:20:00

TAPMI: Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute

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Patient

This website is useful both for patients, caregivers and health professionals who can learn information on persistent pain.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Collaborateur du "Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute".TAPMI: Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/21
Pain education
Durée : 00:05:00

Living with Chronic Pain

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Patient

It is a document providing education on persistent pain and its consequences on the lives of people who suffer from it. The paper discusses the vicious circle, prevalence, who to see and some resources. The document offers some tips for improving pain management, including performing regular physical activities, managing fatigue, having healthy habits, practicing relaxation techniques, and promoting good sleep.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Lemieux, Michèle
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/05
Pain education
Durée : 00:30:00

Fibromyalgia: the Real Picture

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Patient

Complete document on what fibromyalgia is as well as several treatment approaches and tips to better manage it, also including a list of resources.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : 2012
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/15
Social network
Durée : 00:18:00

Perception, Evaluation and Empathy for the Pain of Others

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Patient

This 2015 presentation by Mr. Mathieu Grégoire focuses on the evaluation of the perception of empathy for the pain of others. In his lecture, he discusses the components of pain: the affective, cognitive and social components associated with pain, as well as communication. It also presents the perception of health professionals and spouses of people living with persistent pain and how this perception can influence the support offered.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Grégoire, Mathieu.2005.La perception, l'évaluation et l'empathie pour la douleur d'autri
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/16
Relaxation
Durée : 00:05:00

Mind-Body Connection

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Patient

The mind-body, or brain-body, connection is the link between a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour and their physical symptoms. Find out the role that this connection plays in your child's or teen's health.

  • Language : English
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  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/21
Pain education
Durée : 00:05:00

Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it!

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Patient

Cette brève capsule vidéo d'une durée de cinq minutes, disponible en anglais, présente un profil de la douleur persistante. Elle présente d'abord la douleur persistante comme un problème complexe, impliquant plusieurs aspects biopsychosociaux. Elle résume ensuite les principaux facteurs pouvant influencer la douleur comme par exemple, la médication et la chirurgie, les émotions, les habitudes de vie, l'activité physique, la signification de la douleur.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Professionnels de la santé du group Live Active .Comprendre la douleur en moins de 5 minutes et comment y remédier!
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/06
Pain education
Durée : 00:05:00

Self-Management Exercises and Techniques

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Patient

Superficial summary of different forms of physical and mental exercise (self-management) to manage chronic pain.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Hunter, Judi
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Partner in your care
Durée : 00:22:19

Testimony of Luc Turcotte

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Patient

This is a testimony of Mr. Luc Turcotte made in 2015. Mr. Turcotte testifies to his work accident which caused severe burns to his body. Mr. Turcotte testifies about his experience and his rehabilitation following this accident. He explains his background and expresses his gratitude to his loved ones, as well as the nursing teams for the care received. He also explains his experience with "laboratory skin" after his transplant.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Turcotte, Luc.2015.Témoignage de Luc Turcotte
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/16
Relaxation
Durée : 00:39:00

Living a Meaningful Life despite Chronic Pain

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Patient

ACT approach in psychotherapy: How to live better with pain. Lecture by Psychologist frédéric Dionne on the reaction to the onset of pain. How does the pain advance? How to allow yourself to take action, to do important things that improve the quality of life.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Dionne, Frédérick.2015
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/16
Partner in your care
Durée : 00:00:00

Pain management is a team matter

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Patient, Health professional

Text on the fact that pain is a biopsychosocial phenomenon and also addressing the fact that the optimal treatment should not be only the usual medical treatment but be more inclusive and be integrative.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Moreau, Marie-Eve.Gestion de la douleur, une affaire d’équipe
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/17
Relaxation
Durée : 00:45:00

Muscle Relaxation

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Patient

Meditation is a long-term pain management strategy. It is a mind and body practice with a long history of being used to improve physical and mental health. Study after study has found positive outcomes when meditation is used for improving one’s mental state, coping with illness, and enhancing general well-being. Recent research indicates that mindfulness meditation may help with pain management.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Collaborateurs de la société d'arthrite
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Pain education
Durée : 00:30:00

Pain Itself Can Change How Pain Works

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Patient

When the pain becomes persistent, it is explained by an hypersensitivity of the central nervous system. We can then call it: central awareness. The strategies for treating the pain are then to calm the central nervous system. This can be achieved by non-pharmacological and pharmacological methods.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Ingraham, Paul
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/21
Pain education
Durée : 01:26:00

Focus on Chronic Pain

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Patient, Caregiver

A brief portrait showing persistent pain in numbers. The physical, psychological, social and economic consequences, both for the person who suffers from it, for those around him and for society, are discussed. The main pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are discussed, and possible solutions are put forward to help and support people to live better with chronic pain.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : 2009
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/05
Pain education
Durée : 00:06:30

Living with chronic pain

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Patient

This resource offers information on persistent pain, its consequences and some strategies and attitudes to develop to deal with it.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Maisonneuve, Claire.2009
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/19
Relaxation
Durée : 00:15:00

Yoga

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Patient

WEB page describing various yoga exercises and why it would help with gastrointestinal disorders. The document includes photos and descriptions with quotes from literature on the subject.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Charbonneau, Kimberly.2013
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/19
Relaxation
Durée : 00:06:00

Relaxation Techniques

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Patient

This resource simply explains the benefits of breathing by locating that it is the foundation of several relaxation techniques. It names and explains very briefly the different types of relaxation: abdominal breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, mindful meditation, and exercises like yoga and taichi. Links are provided for how to apply each technique.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : LaChapelle, Diane
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Pain education
Durée : 00:44:00

Break Taboos

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Patient

This is a publication of the Association québécoise de la pain from 2013 which is intended for the general public. It discusses the major taboos associated with persistent pain in different spheres of the suffering person's life, in addition to presenting some resources (support groups and contact details for pain clinics in Quebec).

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Deutsch, Suzanne.2013
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/10
Relaxation
Durée : 00:27:00

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

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Patient

This resource is an audio recording offering information on self-compassion and its application in persistent pain. This is an interview with Sarah Jarvis, a therapist specializing in mindfulness and self-compassion.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Jarvis, Sarah
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Pain education
Durée : 00:10:00

Chronic Pain

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Patient

This text intended for the general public is accessible via a website. It first discusses the definition of persistent pain, its main symptoms and its diagnosis. Then the main treatments are presented and briefly discussed: drugs, physical methods and psychotherapy. There is also a slightly more complex version, intended for healthcare professionals.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Watson, James C..2018
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/16
Relaxation
Durée : 00:05:00

Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment"

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Patient

How to do meditation in a minute. Short video explaining some times when the use of meditation may be relevant.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Professionnels du site liveactiveclinic.com
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Pain education
Durée : 00:06:00

Chronic fatigue syndrome

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Patient

This resource offers information on chronic fatigue syndrome by presenting a clinical case and offering strategies for dealing with the condition.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Fortin, Bruno.2016
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/17
Relaxation
Durée : 00:03:00

Belly Breathing Technique

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Patient

One way to help you better cope with your pain is to do guided breathing exercises. To make it easy to follow, record yourself slowly reading the technique instructions below. You can then play back this recording any time to guide you through the breathing exercises.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pearson, Neil
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Relaxation
Durée : 00:03:00

Breath Awareness

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Patient

One way to help you better cope with your pain is to do guided breathing exercises. To make it easy to follow, record yourself slowly reading the technique instructions below. You can then play back this recording any time to guide you through the breathing exercises.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pearson, Neil
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Physical activity
Durée : 00:05:00

Les thérapies physiques

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Patient

A doctor describes some physical modalities with references to physiotherapy and a little occupational therapy.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Hunter, Judi
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
Pain education
Durée : 00:24:57

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Sarah Jarvis

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Patient

Harmful self-criticism impacts the lives of many people in pain, which in turn can affect their ability to enjoy life's positive moments and to reach out in times of need.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pain Waves.2018.Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Sarah Jarvis
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/13
Pain education
Durée : 07:00:00

Paths to resilience

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Patient, Caregiver

This resilience webinar series (seven webinars, 1h each) is intended as a resource for both those going through difficult times and those accompanying them. The first module offers more immediate strategies for finding relative balance when adversity strikes and destabilizes.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : FADOQ.2021.Les chemins de la résilience
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/23
Relaxation
Durée : 00:04:40

The frog, meditation for children

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Patient, Caregiver

Here is a meditation to learn to focus and stay calm. An exercise for children from 4 to 12 years old, taken from the book “Calm and attentive like a frog” by Eline Snel.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Les arènes du savoir.2015.La grenouille, méditation pour les enfants
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/23
Relaxation
Durée : 00:00:00

Mindfulness for Teens

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Patient

Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress or pain, and live life more fully. This website provides information, tools, and resources to help you get started.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Mindfulness for teens.2015.Mindfulness for Teens
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/23
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