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Chapter 5: Pain Biology and Sensitization

Presenter: Neil Pearson

Our understanding of pain biology continues to evolve, opening the way for innovations in pain care, exploration of the multiple mechanisms through which pain and ease of movement can be influenced, and guiding clinicians to take a new look at interventions based on now-disproven theoretical premises.

Clarity and precision in our discussions of pain care are enhanced through understanding mechanisms, classifications and terminology of pain. The lived experience of pain teaches us that “pain changes everything”, and thus everything has the potential to change pain, yet understanding cellular, system and organism-based mechanisms of pain will enhance our ability to provide care that addresses the person in pain.

Learning Objectives for Chapter 5:

  1. Understand key neuro-immune mechanisms of nociception, and differentiate these from mechanisms of pain.
  2. Explain key changes in the peripheral, central and autonomic nervous systems when pain persists.
  3. State six human behaviours through which nociception and pain can be positively influenced as part of pain care plans.

What you will learn can be effectively applied via virtual and in-person consults.

To register for just for Chapter 5 with Neil Pearson (and Shelly and Marlysa facilitating) CLICK HERE

This webinar is part of a larger webinar series. You can choose to register for individual sessions or you can register for the entire series at a discount. 

The full book club webinar series consists of all 15 chapters.

Details and to sign up for the full book club webinar series (best price option) CLICK HERE.

Here is the description for the entire 15-part Book Club webinar 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.

This book club webinar 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 in blending science and yoga therapy in pain care – for the person in pain, for the health professional, and for the yoga professional.

Learning Objectives for the Full Series:

  1. Describe the complexity of pain including the lived experience of pain and the science surrounding pain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Important Notes:

All webinars will be recorded and made available on Embodia Academy.

**If you purchase the webinar bundle, you will be provided with complimentary access to all recordings and all resources provided during the live sessions. 

Here are the links one more time:

To register for all 15 webinars and get lifetime access to the replays and ones you may have missed CLICK HERE

To register just for this Chapter 5 webinar with Neil, Shelly and Marlysa CLICK HERE

Questions? Reach out to support@embodiaapp.com