12-Hour Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Online Course with Vicky Arundel and Nikki Jackson – February 2024
- Thurs 8th February, 6-8pm Pain Science: A Guide to Pain Science and Management for Yoga Therapists
- Fri 9th February, 6-8pm Mindfulness for Pain concepts
- Sat 10th February 9.15-5.15pm Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for Chronic Pain: Best Practices and Practical Application
Location: Online, via Zoom
Course Price: £275 (includes £30 for guest BWY membership if not a member)
Chronic pain is reaching epidemic proportions with an estimated 34% of the UK population affected, and our health services struggling to meet the needs of those suffering with ongoing pain. Yoga teachers and therapists who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to teach and support individuals with chronic pain stand to play an important role in future health care services.
Current pain science research indicates that the best approach to pain care is one that treats the person as a unique individual and considers all aspects of a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. This makes yoga therapy, as a person-centred and holistic mind-body practice, ideally and uniquely suited to serve those in pain.
This short introductory course is designed for teachers who would like to be at the forefront of the yoga industry in offering evidence-based therapeutic tools that can best serve their chronic pain students and clients. By the end of this course, you will have the information, skillsets and confidence to provide safe, compassionate and effective yoga therapy to students suffering from a wide range of chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain and neuralgia.
In this course you will learn:
- The latest in pain science research, including current working definitions of pain, the neurobiology of pain and the many biopsychosocial factors that influence pain.
- Traditional and modern concepts of Mindfulness based practice and why it has significant value in the management of chronic pain conditions.
- What constitutes ‘good’ pain care and factors that a yoga therapist needs to consider in the creation of an individualised yoga therapy care plan,
- How yoga might specifically work for chronic pain through nervous system regulation and other mechanisms.
- The practical application of specific yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques for working with chronic pain conditions.
- Best practices for teaching movement to a person in chronic pain
- The yoga therapists’ scope of practice, red flags to observe when working with chronic pain clients and the value of a referral network.
- An overview of the current research into yoga therapy for chronic pain. Graduates will receive a certificate from the British Wheel of Yoga and will be awarded CPD points.