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  • Biofeedback
  • Chronic Pain
  • Nervous System
  • Pain Management
  • Polyvagal Theory

Solving Chronic Pain: An Immersive Weekend Retreat

WITH DAVID HANSCOM, MD, LES ARIA, PHD, BABS YOHAI & JASMINE YOHAI-RIFKIN, MA

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

A Three-Day Workshop
Friday – Sunday, May 21-23, 2021
Fri: 8:00pm – 10:30pm ET | Sat: 12:00pm – 10:00pm ET | Sun: 11:30am – 3:00pm ET
Register by April 21 for Early Bird Price $199

OPEN CENTER LIVE
Monday, April 19, 10:00 – 11:am ET – REGISTER HERE

FREE INTRO:
Sunday, May 9, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET – REGISTER HERE


It seems hard to believe, but a pain-free life is possible even after decades of suffering. But how? Chronic pain is a mystery to most doctors and health-care practitioners but spine surgeon David Hanscom, MD and pain psychologist Les Aria, PhD have discovered an approach for working with their patients that has helped hundreds of people move out of chronic physical and emotional pain and back into their lives.


Using a multilayered, patient-directed approach, Drs. Hanscom and Aria will teach you how to reset your nervous system into a state of healing and rewire your brain to untangle the patterns that are keeping your body stuck in pain.


Movement artist Babs Yohai and psychologist Jasmine Yohai both focus on mindful movement and body awareness and bring fun, experiential exercises to open up pathways for joy.


You will explore the neurological nature of pain and the shifts you can make through creative practice. You also learn energy work, meditation and forgiveness practices to reprogram your mind-body connection. In a safe and structured environment, you get the support and information you need to begin to finally break free from pain. Through group discussions, guided imagery and sensorimotor exercises, you learn to address all the factors that affect your perception of pain.


Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Explore the neurological nature of pain and the shifts you can make through creative practice.
  • Learn energy work, meditation and forgiveness practices to reprogram your mind-body connection
  • Learn skills to be able to reconnect with your body and move through your pain
  • Exercises to open up pathways for joy
  • Learn to address all the factors that affect your perception of pain

SCHEDULE

A Three-Day Workshop
Friday – Sunday, May 21-23, 2021
Fri: 8:00pm – 10:30pm ET | Sat: 12:00pm – 10:00pm ET | Sun: 11:30am – 3:00pm ET
Register by April 21 for Early Bird Price $199


Click HERE to view complete schedule.

FREE INTRO:
Sunday, May 9, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET – REGISTER HERE

WHO THIS IS FOR

The workshop can benefit anyone who is experiencing ongoing mental/ physical pain or a chronic disease that is compromising his or her quality of life. Chronic pain can manifest in many other symptoms such as spastic bladder, irritable bowel, skin rashes, burning sensations throughout the body, fibromyalgia, migraine HA’s, tinnitus and others. When the nervous system is over-reactive and out of balance it can create or magnify almost any symptom in your body.


Additionally, physical and mental pains are processed in similar regions of the brain. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive thought patterns, are other symptoms that also will eventually respond to these principles with repetition.


If you are not experiencing significant chronic pain just use the word, “stress”. It is a great set of concepts for processing stress. Stress in life is not the problem as much as your reaction to it.

This approach also benefits family members of those with chronic pain, and health-care professionals who want to implement these strategies in their practices.

THE FORMAT

The approach of the workshop is based on learning to become aware of your body’s reactions to your circumstances and then redirect them in whatever manner you choose. There are many tools to accomplish this. The essence of illness (including chronic pain) is facing ongoing mental and physical threats and the solution lies in learning tools to create safety. Your body’s neurochemical profile is dramatically different in these two states. The following is an overview of the approach.

  • Awareness
  • Hope
  • Anger processing including forgiveness
  • Play

You will learn skills to be able to reconnect with your body and move through your pain into a rich and full life. When you are at play, your body is functioning in an optimal range and will be able to regenerate. Jasmine Yohai and Babs Yohai have much expertise in rhythm and somatic tools to bring this energy back into your life.


About a third of the course will be lectures. The rest will be shared activities such as rhythm, drawing, writing, music, meditation, etc. The goal will be to teach you tools you can take home with you. Be prepared to engage. You will be assigned to a small group for the weekend. Lunch and sharing will be with this group of four or five participants.

Disclaimer: The information furnished via the Solving Chronic Pain: An Immersive Weekend Retreat is intended to provide educational information with the perspective of recognizing the dire need for better education in light of the struggle by many with pain. The training is for informational purposes only and shall not be construed as medical advice or psychotherapy, but psychoeducation. The identification or listing of products, services, links or other information on the website(s) or any linked website does not constitute or imply any warranty, endorsement, guarantee, sponsorship, affiliation or medical advice or a psychotherapy relationship by any of the trainers. Any health-related decision you may make on the basis of any information found within this Solving Chronic Pain: An Immersive Weekend Retreat is your sole responsibility. None of these trainers are acting as your personal physician or psychotherapist. Please speak with your personal physician or other health care provider regarding your own health concerns.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Solving Chronic Pain: An Immersive Weekend Retreat

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  • 3 Session(s)
  • May 21 2021 8:00 PM ET

Members

$Early Bird Price $199 until 4/21 | After 4/21 $249

Non-Members

$Early Bird Price $199 until 4/21 | After 4/21 $249

Les Aria, PhD, a pain psychologist who has been practicing for the past 16 years with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Northern California.

David Hanscom, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon whose practice focused on patients with failed back surgeries, quit his practice in Seattle, WA to present his insights into solving chronic pain, which evolved from his own personal battle with it.

Babs Yohai, an alumnus of the San Francisco Art Institute and a professional tap dancer who fuses African rhythms with Balinese mask theatre.

Jasmine Yohai-Rifkin, MA is an expressive arts therapist who has been instrumental in running the somatic aspects of the workshop.

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