Yoga and Science in Pain Care Book Club Series
Yoga and Science in Pain Care Book Club Series
Are you looking for ways to better help people in pain? If you are, you’re not alone. It is estimated that over 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by chronic pain. That’s 20.5% of the world population that is suffering and needs your help.
Join Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko and Marlysa Sullivan, the co-editors of Yoga and Science in Pain Care, and 8 co-authors for the first ever 15-part book club webinar series that will take place once per month over 15 months.
Explore the complexity of the pain experience, dive deeper into pain care, review important knowledge and learn about the practical applications through case studies or experiential techniques with the chapter authors of Yoga and Science in Pain Care. What you will learn can be effectively applied via virtual and in-person consults.
Pain and pain care are expansive topics that will benefit from looking at commonalities across related fields, while people in pain will benefit from sharing and integrating the knowledge and practice between health care and yoga. Each webinar explores a component of pain including scientific and medical understandings, the psychology of pain and the emerging theories in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care.
An essential and often overlooked part of pain rehabilitation is listening to, working with, learning from, and validating the person in pain’s lived experience. It’s time we begin the movement towards a more patient-valued, partnership-based biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare where the patient is an active and empowered participant, as opposed to a model where the healthcare provider is ‘fixing’ the passive patient. We will also explore how practitioners can address the entire human being in pain, and how to include the person as an expert for more effective and self-empowered care.
Our hope is that you will gain a deeper understanding of pain, people in pain, and practices to help people living in pain. Read the chapter in preparation, even discuss it within your own organization or colleagues, then learn more from the chapter author. Submit your questions and have the opportunity to interact with the author, and hear how others are integrating yoga, science and pain care.
This book club series is intended for:
- Practitioners including yoga therapists and healthcare practitioners interested in integrating yoga with their persistent pain population to expand their approaches in clinical practice
- Yoga teachers interested in understanding aspects of the science behind yoga and pain
- Medical/healthcare professionals who want to better understand pain or want to integrate yoga and mind/body practices
- Mind/body contemplative practitioners/researchers/clinicians who want to better understand the science around pain and how yoga as a mind/body practice works with people in pain
- Yoga practitioners or integrative health consumers who want an in-depth read with practical knowledge in this field.
- Yoga therapist programs and medical university/college programs that require online course study in pain care
- Schools that have online mind/body programs as stand-alone modules or as part of medical programs and other mind body institutions.
- People suffering from pain, particularly those keen about learning some practices to help with pain self-care and who want to learn more about the value of integrating pain science and yoga
- We also hope that this series will help bring together yoga therapists and health professionals. There is value of blending science and yoga therapy in pain care – for the person in pain, for the health professional and for the yoga professional.
- Describe the complexity of pain including the lived experience of pain and the science surrounding pain.
- Learn how yoga philosophy and practices can be used as an effective and evidence-informed intervention and provide a biopsychosocial-spiritual framework in pain care.
- Practice, experience and examine the application of yoga principles and practices in pain care that demonstrate addressing all aspects of the person in pain and the complex components of pain. Examples of case studies will be provided.
Is The Course Eligible For CEU's?
The answer is dependent on your profession and geographic location of practice. For Canadian Physiotherapists, this webinar series counts towards your learning hours and professional portfolio.
For other professions and jurisdictions, please submit the webinar and course descriptions and objectives we have provided to your professional association to review.
For Physical Therapists in the U.S., The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Continuing Competency Team has announced that it is re-evaluating the process of CEUs or CCUs and has discontinued the aPTitude system and ProCert program that we would have used to submit for CEUs/CCUs for this course. Notification from the FSBPT can be read here. This Forum article discusses the future focus of the FSBPT continuing competency initiative.
This webinar series may qualify toward learning hours but we cannot guarantee this.
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