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Pain Care Yoga Certificate training – Montreal area

November 26thDecember 1st

$1080.00

Come join us at H`OM studio in western Quebec on the shores of the Hudson River for the 6 day in-person component of the Pain Care Yoga certificate program. This training will be co-taught with Emmanuelle Gadbois.

Over the first three days, along with the other health professionals and yoga teachers you will explore current understanding of pain physiology and of the lived experience of pain, while integrating this with the practices, techniques and teachings of yoga. You don’t need previous education about pain or practice in yoga, but you do need a passion for working with people living in pain.

On days four-six we will be joined by a group of people living in pain who are interested in learning more about pain and experiencing how yoga can help. You will experience the PCY practices and techniques in a group setting while learning from listening to the experiences of people in pain and the guidance we provide to individualize PCY practices. During this time, you will also be paired with one individual, commencing the case study process required for completion of the certificate. If you live close to the venue, and would like to invite a guest (person living in pain) to attend, then you will be paired with this individual. There is no registration cost for this individual.

 

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COST  – $1080.00  ($300 deposit required to hold registration – Paypal or e-interac. Remainder due September 30, 2019.)

 

Pain Care Yoga Certification Course includes: complete Parts 1 and 2, and begin Part 3 during this retreat.

Part 1 – Pain Care Yoga workshop

Part 2 – Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga workshop

Part 3 – Mini-Mentorship/Home study

The PCY certificate course provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self­ management techniques, yoga philosophy, and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science and in yoga related to pain and pain management. Daily yoga practices and pain self-management skills acquisition will ready teachers and practitioners to begin integration of Pain Care Yoga into their clinical practices, therapeutic yoga sessions, and yoga classes, leading to improved benefits and outcomes. Participants will be able to describe basic pain neurophysiology as well as key neuroplastic changes related to chronic pain, demonstrate instructing a client in the guidelines for how to move in the face of pain, including the key questions that increase success of recovery of function, list benefits of breathing and body awareness techniques, and benefits of practicing yoga postures, specifically related to the lived experience of pain.

Part 1

The focus is on enhancing foundational knowledge, and shifting paradigms of pain, people living in pain and evidence-based pain care. This course provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self- management techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, and in yoga philosophy related to pain and pain management.
Daily yoga practices will help the practitioner begin the integration of Pain Care Yoga principles into their clinical or therapeutic practice.

Attendees will learn: updated pain science and basic neurobiology,

Covering aspects in anatomy, biology, physiology, and psychology

How pain impacts every aspect of our existence

Using each aspect of our existence to impact pain and to increase evidence of safety

How to use “moving with ease” as both a pain education tool and for hypoalgesia

Yoga Therapy skills and techniques for people living with persisting pain

Treatment planning through case study reviews

 

 

Part 2:

 For PCY Certification students:
Course enrolees and their case study student will attend this 3-day training. Practitioners will gain experiential learning of the techniques of pain care, mindfulness and yoga, build a personal self-care practice, and participate in group mentorship, as they listen to the experiences of people with persistent pain as they learn, practice and discuss pain care techniques.

In Naramata, we will connect with the local community, inviting individuals living in pain to join us for the second three days. Students will be matched with an individual in pain for their case study. If by chance the student is bringing an individual for their case study, there is no additional charge to bring that individual for Part 2.

For people living in pain (guests):
Immerse yourself in three days of safe effective practices to decrease your pain and help you live well again. Explore modern science-based views on chronic pain, while empowering yourself with practical tools to improve ease of movement. Heal yourself through yoga techniques designed to wind down your nervous system and promote positive, lasting changes in your body. Receive individualized guidance from a PCY student-in-training. No yoga experience needed.

Details

Start:
November 26th
End:
December 1st
Cost:
$1080.00
Event Category:

Organizer

Neil Pearson
Email:
neil@paincareu.com
Website:
www.paincareu.com

Venue

H’Om Yoga
3187 Harwood
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC Canada
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Website:
https://www.homyogacenter.com/
Public Pain Education Sessions

Neil provides public pain education sessions in Penticton each second month, for free on referral from regulated health professionals. While travelling and teaching health professionals he looks for opportunities to offer these sessions in new locations.

  1. The science of pain and pain care.
  2. How the body and the brain respond when there is evidence of danger.
  3. The importance of your nervous system to helping your body regain function.
  4. Pain care techniques for your body mind and spirit.
  5. New ideas and techniques to help you move with more ease.

Practical Applications of Pain Science—For Health Practitioners

Neil offers conference presentations and weekend workshops to health professionals interested in current pain physiology, and non-pharmacological pain management.


Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga Workshop/Retreat

This is a workshop for people in pain and for practitioners.

No yoga experience needed.

For people living in pain:

  • Immerse yourself in three days of safe effective practices to decrease your pain and help you live well again. Explore modern science-based views on chronic pain, while empowering yourself with practical tools to improve ease of movement. Heal yourself through yoga techniques designed to wind down your nervous system and promote positive, lasting changes in your body.

The focus for practitioners includes:

  • Experiential learning of techniques—of pain care, mindfulness and yoga
  • Build a personal self care practice
  • Group mentorship—spend time listening to the experiences of people with persistent pain as they learn, practice and discuss pain care techniques.

Pain Care Yoga Workshop/Retreat

This is a workshop for health practitioners—regulated health professionals, yoga teachers and movement professions.

The focus is on enhancing foundational knowledge, and shifting paradigms of pain, people living in pain and evidence-based pain care.

Come to learn more about:

  • Pain anatomy, biology, physiology, psychology;
  • How suffering impacts every aspect of our existence;
  • How every aspect of our existence can be used to influence pain;
  • How to use ‘moving with ease’ as both a pain education tool and analgesic.

This workshop provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self-management techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, and in yoga philosophy related to pain and pain management.

Daily yoga practices will help the practitioner begin the integration of Pain Care Yoga principles into their clinical or therapeutic practice.


Advanced Pain Care Yoga Workshop/Retreat

This is a workshop for health practitioners—regulated health professionals, yoga teachers and movement professions.

The focus of this five-day program is on developing further expertise, moving beyond foundational principles of Pain Care Yoga and focusing on key areas that will enhance your work.

Come to experience the meditative and compassionate heart of yoga, to integrate gratitude and ritual techniques into your clinical work, and improve patient/client outcomes through application of Pain Care Yoga to specific clinical presentations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss pathophysiologic and yogic views of common regional pain problems.
  2. Explore and experience techniques beyond the foundational practices to gain a deeper skill-set including conscious mindful actions specifically to help manage pain and or psycho/spiritual suffering, mindful goal setting and conscious creation of thoughtful intentions involving personal affirmations, and ritual for better long term outcomes.
  3. Begin to better understand the spirit of consciousness and awareness in pain care.
  4. Enhance facilitation techniques for individual and group settings.
  5. Practice teaching and improve your client interactions through mentoring and peer feedback.

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