Recorded ‘Befriending Pain’ Yoga Therapy Training

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Befriending Pain Yoga Therapy Workshop

Befriending Pain Yoga Therapy course prepares yoga therapists to support people who are facing chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, painful diabetic neuropathy, nerve compression of sciatica, conditions for which biomedical knowledge is required.

This course integrates Physiotherapy, Yoga, Psychology and Neuroscience and provides yoga therapists with the biomedical knowledge but also in depth knowledge of techniques to advance their practice and better support their clients.

By watching the Befriending Pain Yoga Therapy Course you gain 14 hours IAYT Continuous Education Hours if you are a C-IAYT yoga therapist as the course is an IAYT Approved Professional Development Course (APD).

Similarly, if you are yoga teacher you also gain 14 hours for Yoga Alliance CPD since Evi Dimitriadou is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher and Yoga Alliance Continuous Education Provider (YACEP).

The training is given by Evi Dimitriadou a Certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), a Physiotherapy graduate from Manchester University, she is also doing a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health Conditions at King’s College London and is a Yoga Therapy Educator and founder of Yoga Therapy Greece (RYS-300), a member school of IAYT.

Please see our short film outlining the course

Objectives of the Course?

u003cstrongu003eParticipants will learn what is Pain and Chronic pain and will be exposed to the mechanism of pain and the gates of pain theory.u003c/strongu003e Participants will learn the different types of Pain – nociceptive, neuropathic, nociplastic (central sensitisation), the different conditions that are examples of different types of pain and what we can do for each kind of pain.
u003cstrongu003eParticipants will review how pain is affecting us in terms of physiology, mental state, relationships and social life.u003c/strongu003e Students will learn the biopsychosocial factors such as inflammation, expectations, family etc. that affect pain and how we can affect it. Students will be exposed to the well-established Biopsychosocial Model in medicine, psychotherapy and physiotherapy which is the yogic Pancamaya Kosha model we use in Yoga Therapy.
u003cstrongu003eParticipants will learn how Yoga can support people with Chronic Painu003c/strongu003e and different types of Pain, how each of the yoga tools address different pain factors and how to apply yoga tools for pain such as asanas, pavanmuktasana, yoga sequence, breathing ratios and pranayamas, japa mantra (positive affirmations), chanting, body scan, yoga nidra, guided relaxation and meditation as well as journaling and daily lifestyle tips. Also, participants will learn how to introduce movement and to gradually develop a yoga program, how to change the fear for pain and movement to exploration of movement with curiosity and awareness.
u003cstrongu003eParticipants will learn about pain and mostly how to explain to clients about pain,u003c/strongu003e how to influence people’s perception about pain and ultimately befriend pain. Participants will learn strategies for educating about pain, ways to target specific pain concepts and reconceptualize pain in order to empower people. Understanding pain neuroscience as well as self- managing pain with compassion leads us to motivate behavioural change and become more mindful, active and healthier.

Tuition Fees

The recording of this unique 14 hours Yoga Therapy Workshop will be available to watch for 14 days from day of purchase.

The Cost of the 14 hours recorded Yoga Therapy Course is 140 euros

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Stacey Loop Certified Yoga Therapist in America

I attended a training on “Befriending Pain” with Evi as part of my required CEU’s for my yoga therapy certification. Evi did a fantastic job of weaving both research, science and application of yoga therapy tools in working with clients to reduce pain and suffering. I am thankful to have been able to do this virtually and have already begun applying some of the knowledge into my work with clients. Thank you.

Hend Wahsh Yoga Teacher/therapist and scoliosis specialist in Egypt

First I’d like to express my gratitude to this seminar. I have learned a lot and really appreciated the way it is explained. It shows how dedicated and passionate you are about the subject and also in providing all the info you have to help us as students.

I also loved the comparison between the conventional methods and the modern and how yoga incorporates the modern techniques although yoga was developed ages ago; which made me believe even more in Yoga and in Yoga Therapy.