Neil offers workshops and retreats, and is available for conferences:

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Professional Pain Care Distance Mentorship

September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:00 pmJune 2nd, 2021 @ 7:00 pm PDT


Interested in the 2020 – 2021 program?

Applicants will complete an interview with Neil to discuss mentorship requirements and mentee goals. Completed applications will be accepted this year on first come, first accepted basis.

2020 PCU Mentorship Registration form

Receive distance education and mentorship to enhance your therapeutic outcomes when working with people living in pain.

Explore a broad range of scientific and clinical perspectives on pain and pain care, while gaining personal experience and instructing your clients in evidence-based pain care techniques.

Monthly live webinars (first Wed of the month) and one-on-one feedback calls guide your deep exploration of current understanding of pain, of people living in pain, and of providing effective pain management, whether you are working as a private practitioner or within a pain care team.

Your Commitment: Approximately 7 hours per week of study, plus completion of monthly reports (e.g., book reviews, case studies, personal insights with pain care techniques, research paper reviews).

Learn from Neil Pearson

  • A clinician with over 30 years experience as a PT in hospitals, pain management centres and private practices
  • An educator who has effectively brought this knowledge to MDs, people in pain, and health professionals in Canada, USA and internationally
  • An advocate who is the founding chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, member of the first Canadian Pain Summit and previous director of Pain BC
  • A recipient of national and provincial awards for his education and clinical work
  • An innovator of resources for people in pain and the professionals who serve them

Explore new ways of helping people in pain while improving your therapeutic outcomes, and decreasing the stress of working with people with this most-difficult and often long-lasting condition.

  • Monthly 3-hour webinars, one-on-one phone calls, and feedback on homework reports
  • Approximately 7 hours of study, personal practice and practicum work each week
  • Get up to date on current research and theory
  • Gain insights from peer professionals enrolled in the mentorship program
  • Learn how to use Neil’s clinical resources
  • Learn how to organize and guide group pain education sessions
  • Receive distance mentorship in clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and outcome measures
  • Join the Pain Care U community


September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT
June 2nd @ 7:00 pm PDT


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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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Professional Pain Care Distance Mentorship Program

Registration and Application September 2020 – June 2021

Personal Information

Please enter your phone number in this format: 123-456-7890. You don’t need to include a “1” at the beginning of your phone number if you’re in North America.

Professional Information

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Please provide a brief summary of previous or current work experience, working with people living with chronic pain.*

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Mentee Agreement

I have read, and agree to, the contents of the mentee agreement; and I acknowledge and understand the commitment in using this agreement as a guiding principle in pain care practices, and throughout this mentorship process.

I have read, and agree to, the PCYCC Cancellation and Refund Policy (below)

Your downpayment, 10% of the mentorship cost, is non-refundable. However, registration can be canceled up to 30 days prior to the first group webinar, and your downpayment reimbursed. Full mentorship fees are due after this date.

Registrants have the option to roll-over their fees and program involvement to the next year, upon written agreement from Neil Pearson.

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