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Yoga When Pain Persists

Yoga When Pain Persists

Yoga When Pain Persists

This course includes
1:55:02 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2019


Benefits emerge through the practice of yoga, yet yoga therapy allows us to adapt individual aspects and techniques to best suit individual needs.

When pain persists, individuals experience unique patterns of disrupted awareness and difficulties with self-regulation.

These changes to body, breath, thoughts, and emotions are linked to both autonomic and central nervous system ‘plasticity’.

This online physiotherapy course will explore awareness and self-regulation from perspectives of the lived experience of pain and yoga therapy, considering scientific and therapeutic findings, and highlighting individual differences in separating and combining awareness and self-regulation techniques of yoga.

Join Neil Pearson for this interactive lecture: Yoga When Pain Persists: Comparing the Power of Awareness Practices With Self-Regulation Practices


Short Video Introduction with Neil Pearson

**This session was recorded at the Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY) in March of 2019

The instructors
Neil Pearson

Neil is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, author, researcher, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, faculty in three IAYT-accredited yoga therapy programs, board member for the International Association of Yoga Therapists and pain care advocate. He conducts research into the effects of yoga on veterans with chronic pain and people with osteoarthritis. Neil is the recipient of awards honouring his work in pain care, patient education and physiotherapy by Queen’s University, the Canadian Pain Society and both provincial and national physiotherapy associations, including the Canadian 2021 Medal of Distinction.

Neil is a consultant to Partners in Canadian Veterans Rehabilitation Services, and to Lifemark’s 300+ clinics in Canada. Neil is a past board member for Pain BC, Canada’s premier non-profit transforming the way pain is understood and treated. He co-authored – Yoga and Science in Pain Care 2019, authored the patient education ebook, Understand Pain Live Well Again in 2008, and is lead contributor to many free patient resources offer by Pain BC.

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Course Material included in this course
  • MISTY 2019
  • What is Pain?
  • Awareness and Self Regulation
  • Awareness Definition
  • Bodily Awareness and Self Regulation
  • Neurophysiology
  • Interoception
  • Body Image
  • Changes Associated with Persisting Pain
  • Audience Questions
  • Practical
  • Feedback
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