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Pain Care Yoga Certification Course online

March 17th, 2021 @ 9:00 amMarch 20th, 2021 @ 3:30 pm PDT

$1200

Pain Care Yoga certification course will now include an online self-paced learning module as Part 1, followed by a 4 day “virtual” live group facilitation as Part 2. Completion of Part 2 will include writing and receiving feedback on a case study.

If you previously completed either Part 1 or Part 2 before the end of 2020, please contact Neil for details on completing the certificate given our current certification course process.

This training is lead by Neil Pearson

Part 1 – foundational knowledge and group teaching

When you register for Pain Care Yoga certification course, you will receive access to the Pain Care Aware online education program. Details are at www.paincareaware.com.

  • This online education provides 30 hours of continuing education, with deep explorations of pain from scientific perspectives, from yoga teachings and from guided personal reflective practices.
  • The knowledge and experiences of this learning help you become Pain Care Aware – with your approach to yoga teaching and the language you use with students.
  • We recommend students work through this training slowly over a 1 month period.
  • Your certificate of completion of Pain Care Aware is required to participate in Part 2 of Pain Care Yoga certification.

 

Part 2  – the lived experience of persistent pain and 1-1 teaching/therapy

Precourse work – five hours

You will receive access to more detailed information on pain biology and on research into yoga as an aspect of pain care.

You will ‘recruit’ your own guest who will join our group of practitioners and guest for days 2-4 of part 2 (see hours below). This guest will be someone interested in exploring how yoga techniques can be integrated with current science to create a pain care plan. Your guest will need to be available for the hours indicated, be willing to work with you on building an individualized pain care plan, and have access to good internet. Please let your guest know that this is not 3 days of yoga asana practice.

Share this with your guest …

“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.”

Prior to Day 1, meet with your guest (virtually if necessary), watch and then discuss a one hour presentation (which explains pain, and includes guidelines for recovering ease of movement). We will discuss the presentation content during Day 2, covering further questions.

During days 1-4, access to daily gentle yoga practices are provided for practitioners, to assist with integration of the techniques and principles.

 

Day 1 – biopsychosocial and panca maya kosha perspectives, and daily pain care planning for people living with persistent pain

Hours – 9-noon and 1pm to 3:30pm

 

Day 2-4 – for course registrants and guests

Hours – 9-noon and 1pm to 2:30pm, with breaks from screen time

Morning hours focus on

  • experiencing pain care yoga techniques
  • sharing experiences of what works or not for individuals
  • integration of these into a pain care plan

Afternoon

  • group discussion of the techniques practices in the morning
  • the scientific findings, yoga teaching and experiences of other people in pain related to the techniques and practices.
  • time for the practitioner to meet with their guest – steps in creation of the plan for your guest and the case study write-up.

 

Certificate completion – three hours

Complete the written case study (requirement details provided), and respond to Part 2 facilitator’s questions and comments.

 

Details

Start:
March 17th, 2021 @ 9:00 am PDT
End:
March 20th, 2021 @ 3:30 pm PDT
Cost:
$1200

Venue

On-Line
BC Canada

Organizer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pain Care Yoga Certification Course

Part 1—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.

Part 2—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.

Part 3—Mini-Mentorship/Home study submission

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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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