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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.

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
Relaxation
Durée : 00:11:00

Mirror Therapy: A New Approach In Phantom Pain Management

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Patient

Concise information in English on post amputation phantom pain.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Sainte-Marie, Olivier
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/15
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
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
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
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 : 00:03:00

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 : 00:27:00

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
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
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
Relaxation
Durée : 00:11:00

How to Practice Walking Meditation

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Patient

Meditative walking is a very simple technique that allows you to focus on the sensations felt when walking, and thus create a moment of meditation. The exercise can be done both indoors and outdoors, and can be done for at least 15 minutes up to 1 hour.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pearson, Neil
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/06
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
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
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
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
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
Pain education
Durée : 00:07:00

Understanding, Assessing and Managing Pain in Older Adults

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Patient, Health professional

Pain can be managed using non-pharmacological methods. Physical activity can be a good tool either through global activation (walking, dancing) or through specific exercises. Other health professionals can help with active (teaching exercises in physiotherapy) or passive (TENS, acupuncture, massage) methods. Adequate pain relief is important during any diagnostic treatment.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : "Susan Tupper and collaborators at the Pain Strategy and Research division of Saskatoon Health Region
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur , 2020/11/21
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
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
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
Pain education
Durée : 00:00:00

Clinical Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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Health professional

This fibromyalgia resource provides its definition, epidemiology, and diagnostic guidelines. It also presents guidelines for the treatment and management of fibromyalgia as well as useful tools and references.

  • Language : French
  • Reference : Carruthers, Bruce Van de Sande, Marjorie I..2010.Symptômes cliniques de la fibromyalgie
  • Proposed by: Réseau québécois de recherche sur la douleur Erwan Leclair, 2020/11/15
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
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 : 00:39:04

The role of yoga therapy in an integrative pain management plan

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Patient, Caregiver, Health professional

It’s well known that practicing yoga can provide many benefits to both the body and mind, but did you know research suggests that yoga therapy can be an especially helpful tool for managing pain?

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pain Waves.2021.The role of yoga therapy in an integrative pain management plan
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/08
Pain education
Durée : 00:38:34

Sound Therapy as a Pain Management Tool

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Patient

Music can be therapeutic in many situations, but recent research suggests it may be especially beneficial for people living with chronic pain.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pain Waves.2018.Sound Therapy as a Pain Management Tool
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/12
Pain education
Durée : 00:45:17

Can Music Therapy Help People in Pain?

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Patient, Caregiver, Health professional

As the music therapist at the Burns, Plastic and Trauma Unit, Gemma Isaac facilitates music therapy programs for patients, their families, and healthcare staff alike.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pain Waves.2015.Can Music Therapy Help People in Pain?
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/15
Pain education
Durée : 00:57:24

Yoga For Chronic Pain - Latest Research and Developments with Neil Pearson

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Patient

Neil Pearson, physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and internationally renowned pain expert describes the latest developments and research into yoga as a tool to better manage chronic pain.

  • Language : English
  • Reference : Pain Waves.2014.Yoga For Chronic Pain - Latest Research and Developments with Neil Pearson
  • Proposed by: Erwan Leclair, 2021/04/15
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
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