Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, some of whom are severely disabled. Pain has been a driving force in our epidemic of opioid overuse and abuse. Experts agree that doctors and healthcare workers must become better educated about what pain is: a complex, whole-brain experience that profoundly affects people’s lives. Today, research has shown that chronic pain can benefit from treatment with a whole host of approaches other than opioids–including yoga. Learn more about the physiological processes that underlie chronic pain, and how to work with clients with chronic pain using the tools of yoga. We’ll also consider stress, which affects us all, and how reducing stress can shift autonomic nervous system activity and lessen pain.
Coming December 2017
|Module 1||Handout: The Science of Stress and Pain|
|Unit 1||Handout: The Science of Stress and Pain|
|Module 2||Video Lectures: Yoga Therapy for Stress and Pain|
|Unit 1||Lecture Video: The Science of Stress and Pain Part 1|
|Unit 2||Lecture Video: The Science of Stress and Pain Part 2|
|Unit 3||Lecture Video: The Science of Stress and Pain Part 3|
|Module 3||Asana Practice: Yoga Therapy for Stress and Pain|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Brahmana Practice for Pain|
|Unit 2||Asana Practice: Langhana Practice for Pain|
|Module 4||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Stress and Pain|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Stress and Pain|
What is the Relationship between Pain and Emotion – with Stephani Sutherland, Neuroscientist
Acute and chronic pain differ in the way the brain attempts to process the information. New brain imaging research shows how the brain activity shifts and how emotions are involved. Learn more about Pain, Stress and Yoga Therapy with Dr. Stephani Sutherland.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life in a Yoga Therapy Class led by Stephani Sutherland. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
Stephani Sutherland, PhD
Dr Sutherland earned her doctoral degree in neuroscience in 2001 and has worked as a freelance science writer for the past 15 years; her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Pain Research Forum, and The Journal of Neuroscience. Stephani has practiced yoga for over 20 years, and she trained with Gary Kraftsow of American Viniyoga Institute. Find more about Stephani at stephanisutherland.com, facebook.com/StephaniSutherlandPhD, and @sutherlandphd.