Pain Talks with Mags Clark-Smith MA, PGCE

11 March 2022

Chronic Pain Ireland are hosting an upcoming webinar on March 15, as part of our Pain Talks with CPI series. Here at Carmichael we are delighted to spread the word of the event, which will feature Mags Clark-Smith MA, PGCE, a movement specialist and Director of Resolving Chronic Pain.

What’s Happening?

Mags, who worked with clinics based in Ireland and Scotland, is a Stress Illness practitioner, University Lecturer and researcher in dance, movement and psychology and is a member of the Irish Pain Society.

Mags will discuss ‘How movement can calm the mind and how the detailed precise approach fits with new evidence concerning pain in the brain’.

Throughout this live and interactive talk they will:
1. Summarize key research and clinical concepts that underlie the relationship between movement and pain science.
2. Identify some disorders that are likely to benefit from this
3. Understand the limitations and clinical caveats to this approach

As previously stated, the event takes place Tuesday March 15th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom.  To register

Chronic Pain Ireland are a Carmichael resident organisation, one of the many organisations we help at one of our two locations based in Dublin’s city centre.

More about Chronic Pain

In Europe 1 in 5 adults suffer with chronic pain. In Ireland that figure is higher.  In 2011 Researchers from School of Psychology & Centre of Pain Research, NUIG Galway found that in Ireland 35.5% of adults in Ireland suffer with chronic pain.  That’s 2 in 5 people. In those aged between 18 and 24 the proportion was 1 in 5 people, those aged 65 and over it was as many as 3 in 5.

  • 42% have chronic pain more than 5 years
  • 15% have clinically relevant depression as a result compared to 2.8% living without chronic pain.
  • 12% unable to work or reduced work hours and are 3 times more likely to be unemployed due to their chronic pain.

The Organisation & What They Do

At Chronic Pain Ireland they offer nationwide support to people living and learning to live with chronic pain, their friends, and family. They achieve this through their support phone-line, email, online forum, self-management workshops and information talks.

Brain Awareness Week

Chronic Pain Ireland are proud partners of Brain Awareness Week an annual campaign run by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.  National Brain Awareness Week takes place this year from March 14th to 20th 2022 and the theme is “Together We Are Stronger: Promoting the Value of Teams, Partnerships and Collaborations in Neurological Care and Research”.