Chronic Pain Module 3: Treating Pain with Mindfulness and Other Effective Approaches

Available through Feb 1, 2024 Open Allied Health Medicine Mental Health Nursing

Chronic Pain Module 3: Treating Pain with Mindfulness and Other Effective Approaches


Register now for this online self-guided course.

In this module we will focus on the effective use of mindfulness tools to help people manage their pain and improve their quality of life. We'll talk about what mindfulness is and will provide robust supporting evidence of the usefulness of these interventions. Learners will develop skills in visualization, imagery, breathing, grounding, and other techniques that their clients can use to better manage their persistent pain. Additional tools such as increasing activity level, pleasant activity scheduling, sleep hygiene, and stress management will round out the learning that participants will experience.

It is suggested that you take Chronic Pain Module 1: Foundations of Pain Treatment prior to taking this module, but it is not required.

Approximate time to complete the course: One Hour
Learner content includes: PowerPoint, Optional Reading Resources and Posttest

Participants will have 45 days from the date of their registration to complete this course. After that date, course materials will no longer be accessible.

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.

Target Audience

Behavioral health and substance abuse professionals including psychologists, social workers, licensed clinical mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, occupational therapists & assistants, physical therapists & assistants, and others interested in this topic.


  • List benefits of using mindfulness for chronic pain
  • Build competence in teaching these skills to their clients who live with pain


  • Martha H. Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC


Chronic Pain Module 3: Treating Pain with Mindfulness and Other Effective Approaches

2/1 11:55 PM–11:55 PM



Self-Reported Credit
Occupational Therapy - As of July 1, 2018, the NCBOT no longer accepts applications for pre-approval of CCAs. OT practitioners need to make sure they are completing activities that comply with Section .0800 of the NCBOT Rules. 1.00 CCA. Please select contact hours for your certificate.

.100 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.10 CEU as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.00 Contact Hour.

1.000 NBCC Hours

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.00 hour

1.000 NCBPTE Contact Hours

Physical Therapy: MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE-approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy. Report as a home study program by an approved provider by non-interactive electronic media (1 point for one hour of participation). NCBPTE 1.00 contact hour.

1.000 NAADAC

This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 1.00 hour.

1.000 NASW-NC

NC AHEC is a 2023 NASW-NC approved provider of distance continuing education. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

1.000 Nursing Contact Hours

Participants must attend the entire activity to receive credit.

1.00 Nursing Contact Hour Activity # AP 008-1949 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

1.000 CME for Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this online enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure Statement: MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

1.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 1.0 hour Category A.


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