Connection Medicine Course

Invisible Illness Education for Health Professionals

Experience an embodied training approach for chronic, invisible illnesses involving persistent fatigue and pain.

We empower health professionals with evidence-based education and strategies to holistically help people living with ME/CFS, POTS/OI, Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders.

Through years of our own clinical practice, researching, reading, mentoring, and inquiring with peers and professionals, we have immersed ourselves in this fascinating area of health.

We know where the challenge areas are, what to look out for, what language to use, and ultimately how to maximise outcomes.

The result is a supportive educational framework, which will leave you feeling ready to facilitate true change in your clients.

You will discover:

  • The pathophysiology of key invisible illnesses that you are likely to come across as health professionals, including ME/CFS, OI/POTS, Fibromyalgia, Dysautonomia, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (EDS and HSD).

  • The Four P model of chronic pain and fatigue

  • Common triggers, barriers and protective factors

  • What Post Exertional Malaise (PEM) is, and how to manage it

  • How to incorporate movement safely into your treatment plan, with respect to their level of severity

  • Awareness and management of various co-morbidities and diagnostic clusters

  • How to create a therapeutic alliance with clients who have experienced the trauma of the medical merry-go-round

  • How to create a holistic, evidence-based, and impactful management plan to optimise outcomes

  • The importance of practitioner self-care, with actionable strategies.

… and much, much more.

Melbourne course now on sale:
Earlybird discount until 31st March

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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