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Coming back home to the body

Thu, Sep 08



The Art Of Working With Pain

I believe pain is something we need to learn to work with, while most of us learned to work against it.

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The Art Of Working With Pain
The Art Of Working With Pain

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+2


About the event

I believe pain is something we need to learn to work with, while most of us learned to work against it.

“Pain is something that really affects us by disrupting our everyday life and can be a devastating experience. Becoming completely immobile, the sudden switch from full capability and self-sufficiency to helplessness and dependency adds a psychological component of resignation, fear, and frustration. People who suffer, freeze, and contract, even more, stop moving from the fear of causing and increasing their pain.  ​95% of pain comes from soft tissue spasm. Fascia is the name given to the body connective tissue, this tissue holds all the body together, it's a whole-body communication network. Fascia in its natural state is strong, plastic-elastic, resilient, and fluid allowing for balanced movement and adaptability to stress. When it unhealthy, which is often the case due to our modern inactive lifestyle and our psychological and emotional holding, it tends to dry up and become glued to adjacent structures, restricting movement, blocking circulation, and cutting off the energy flow.  How many of us ever learned in school how our bodies function and grow, how they communicate with us? Working with the body draw out our inner knowledge and intelligence that no amount of study, reading or memorising can ever bring to us. ​ The key concept here is education as well as intervention. ​ Almost all of us have the wrong attitude about pain. Because it's so uncomfortable, we just want to make it go away with any kind of quick fix. But really, it's a sign, a well-intended signal from the body that something is needing attention. Pain is hard-wired into our nervous system for very basic and important purpose: to keep us healthy. It deserves our respect, attention, and understanding.” Satyarthy Pelaguin   

Practical details :  

This seminar is build on 4 meetings of 1.5 hour, once a week.

In each meeting we will deepen our understanding.

1st meeting: Exploration of pain;

What is it? How does it activate us and the different mechanisms around pain.

2nd: Myofascial system and its role in pain

3rd: Polyvagal theory; nerves system and its role in pain

4th: Limbic system, emotions and how they take part in pain and their potential.

The seminar is educational and suited for people who work with people:

Manual therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, yoga\ movement teachers, chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychotherapists.

Who wishes to have a better understanding of how we can support our clients & students.

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