Dr. Bronnie Thompson comes onto HET Podcast to chat about how she teaches the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) curriculum into a unique international interdisciplinary program along with discussing how she teaches pain to groups of patients in New Zealand. 

Bronnie’s Email Address: bronnietnz@gmail.com  

Bronnie’s Website & Blog: https://healthskills.wordpress.com/ 

Bronnie’s University Profile: https://www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences/expertise/profile/index.html?id=1773 

Bronnie’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/adiemusfree 

Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Pain and Pain Management from the University of Otago: https://www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch/study/postgraduate/otago011631.html 

International Association for the Study of Pain Website: https://www.iasp-pain.org/ 

San Diego Pain Summit Website: https://www.sandiegopainsummit.com/ 

Motivational Interviewing Website: https://motivationalinterviewing.org/ 

Kevin Polk’s Website: http://www.drkevinpolk.com/ 

Kevin Polk Videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrKevinPolk 

Russ Harris’s Website: https://www.actmindfully.com.au/ 

Russ Harris’s YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sMFszAaa7C9poytIAmBvA 

Clip from Bronnie’s Presentation on “Getting From “Perhaps” To “Yes”: Motivation, Confidence And Communication” at the 2016 San Diego Pain Summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyVr1AQ-y3k 

Bronnie’s Interview on the Modern Pain Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-pain-podcast-episode-4-interview-bronnie-thompson/id1435013970?i=1000418987399&mt=2 

Bronnie’s Interview on The Physio Matters Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/session-21-fathoming-fibromyalgia-dr-bronnie-thompson/id785762010?i=1000351510267&mt=2 

Bronnie’s Interview on The Pelvic Health Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/graded-exposure-drs-sandy-hilton-bronnie-lennox-thompson/id1022705760?i=1000416545258&mt=2 

Bronnie’s Interview on The Healing Pain Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-77-dr-bronnie-lennox-thompson-how-to-live-life/id1112764695?i=1000405608266&mt=2 

Bronnie’s 1st Interview on the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/176-living-well-w-chronic-pain-w-dr-bronnie-thompson/id532717264?i=1000354627788&mt=2 

Bronnie’s 2nd Interview on the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/177-living-well-w-chronic-pain-part-2-w-dr-bronnie-thompson/id532717264?i=1000354839842&mt=2 

Bronnie’s 3rd Interview on the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/234-dr-bronnie-thompson-living-well-w-chronic-pain/id532717264?i=1000376757639&mt=2 

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Bronwyn Lennox Thompson initially trained as an occupational therapist, graduating 1984. She later completed her MSc with first class honours in Psychology in 1999 at Canterbury University, and in 2015 was awarded her PhD from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

She has worked in pain management for most of her clinical career, with her primary focus on pain management at work. She has practiced in interdisciplinary pain management programs, private practice, case management both for private organizations, and ACC, primary prevention and secondary prevention, and since 2002, teaching postgraduate papers in pain and pain management at Otago University.

Her main interest areas include pain and anxiety, motivation for self-management, resilience and daily coping choices. The effect of her occupational therapy training has never fully left Bronwyn’s aims in pain management.

Occupational therapy has always targeted function, or the ability to fulfill life roles despite limitations. In the same way, Bronwyn’s goals for pain management are to help people reduce the functional impact of pain and improve their engagement in living life to the full.