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  • 00:46

    Can Music Therapy Help People in Pain? -- Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC

    in Health

    *Note: If you missed the live recording and still want to ask questions, please email Gemma at president@mtabc.com.


    Join us as we interview Gemma Isaac, an accredited (MTA) music therapist and certified in Neurologic Music Therapy. As the music therapist at the Burns, Plastic and Trauma Unit (BPTU) at VGH, Gemma facilitates music therapy programs for patients, their families, and healthcare staff alike. http://gemmamusictherapy.com/


    How does music therapy work?


    Music therapy is facilitated through a variety of interventions including patient song choices, music making, song writing, improvisation, and guided relaxation. Other times, the music therapist works alongside other healthcare disciplines such as nurses, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist, using music during physical rehabilitation to inspire movement and promote encouragement by accompanying movement through musical cues, which also helps peoople become distracted from the pain. Visit www.mtabc.com or www.musicheals.ca for more info.


    Don't miss your chance to ask questions! How can music therapy help you and your loved ones better deal with pain?


    Pain Waves Radio is sponsored by Pain BC


    Whether you’re living with pain; supporting someone in pain; or providing care to patients in pain… we offer tools and resources to help you! Join us! Together, we can make a difference.

  • 01:10

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    On this episode of processing the pain Author Carlita Hodges the original Basketball Wife shares her journey of being married to a celebrity athlete and the pain she had to process, to step into purpose and begin to partake in God's promises. The founder of Purple Bottom Foundation, she is making strides in bringing awareness to Domestic Violence. Her story is one of tradgedy turned triumph.    

  • 01:01

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us for thought provoking discussion that is sure to raise questions. 

  • 01:18

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us tonight as we venture into Word Assassinations. Word Assassinations are those words or phrases that were spoken to you as a child that were merely meant to intimidate and or control children into behaving or doing something. For many those words lay dormant in their souls and have been proven to be repeated to their offspirng and some cases has cause that now adult to be stagnant due to a lack of confidence, low self-esteem and a feeling of unworthiness. Three males speak from various perspectives.    

  • 00:53

    Addressing Chronic Pain in Adults & Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

    in Health

    Children and adults with intellectual or developmental disability may not be able to always tell you that they are experiencing pain, but it’s our responsibility to understand there are many reasons that people with ID/DD are experiencing pain. In this episode of Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC, Dr. Beverley Temple discusses how we can improve the quality of life of those with ID/DD by addressing the issue of chronic pain.


    Dr. Temple is an Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing and a Researcher with the St. Amant Research Centre. Her research focuses on support of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism and their families.


    This episode is generously co-sponsored by the Kootenay Community Council. The Kootenay Community Council, and other Community Councils around the province, work with Community Living BC (CLBC) to ensure accountability to communities, to inform CLBC of local trends and innovation, and to act in an advisory role at the local and regional levels. Community Living BC is the Crown Corporation that provides funding to support adults who are living with developmental disabilities in BC.


    You can access the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist mentioned in the episode on Pain BC's website. Find more resources to support you on the St,Amant website and the Surrey Place Centre website. 


    Please note we are no longer taking calls to Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC.

  • 01:14

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us with special in studio guest Robin Warren-Holloway as she takes us out of the belly of the Whale into a place of obedience. 

  • 01:00

    Using Medical Cannabis to Treat Chronic Pain: Get the Facts!

    in Health

    In this episode of Pain Waves Radio, co-hosted with Dr. Michael Negraeff, we talk to Phillipe Lucas about medical cannabis in Canada and how it can be used to treat chronic pain. We discuss the research that shows how cannabis can work as a safer adjunct to or substitute for pharmaceutical opiates and cover some of the common myths and misconceptions around medical cannabis. We also discuss the societal benefits, possible risks, and specific strains being used to treat chronic pain. 


    About Our Guest: Philippe Lucas is Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Tilray, a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program, and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. Philippe served as a Victoria City Councillor and Capital Region Director from 2008-2011, and over the years he has received a number of accolades and awards for his research. His scientific research projects and publications include studies on the therapeutic use of cannabis, with a focus on its use in the treatment of trauma and addiction. His publications are available at: www.philippelucas.com.


    Please note we're no longer accepting call-ins to Pain Waves Radio. 

  • 01:21

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us as we take a look at the heart of man, the dis-eases that is hindering us from being all that we were created to be. How do you mend a broken heart. Isaiah 66:2, tells us, "the Lord says, “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”  Let's start the healing process.  

  • 01:00

    The Impact of Work-Related Injuries & Chronic Pain with Dr. Cecil Hershler

    in Health

    Severe chronic pain, financial hardships, and intense emotional suffering are just some of the consequences of workplace injuries. In this month's episode, co-hosted by Pain BC founding member Dr.Michael Negraeff, we discuss the serious impact of workplace injuries and the challenges faced by those trying to return to work while experiencing persistent pain and dealing with the Worksafe BC claims process. Our guest, Dr. Cecil Hershler, has been practicing medicine since 1985 and has a special focus on chronic pain and pain management. He recently co-authored a study titled Work injuries, chronic pain and the harmful effects of WorkSafeBC/WCB compensation denial. 

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  • 01:13

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us for part 2 of this dynamic discussion on Word Assassination. Is there hope and healing when one is damaged by words?