working with pain seminar
I believe pain is something we need to learn to work with, while most of us learned to work against it. This seminar is educational and although its name that can be mistaken - is open and suited to anyone who wants to learn more about pain and its elements - Fascia - our soft tissue, the nervous system, and our limbic system.
“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.
All of us have muscles that are chronically contracted, forming rigid holding patterns throughout the body, but most of the time we don't feel this as pain, because at a certain level of contraction our nervous system shuts down to sensations; becoming numb. But if we suddenly take on the additional load of stress, emotional or psychological problems caused by difficulties in family, love life or work - the muscles will contract even more to the point where they register as pain.
How many of us ever learned in school how our bodies function and grow, how they communicate with us and how important touch is for health?
Working with the body draw out our inner knowledge and intelligence that no amount of study, reading or memorizing 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.”
Practical details :
This seminar is educational, we start with lectures & finish with short practice depend on our time. Dana share knowledge from her clinical experience & recent researches around Fascia & pain. In her way of work and teaching she integrates knowledge from her different fields.
Suitable for everyone who wants to gain a better understanding of pain, on our bodies, on our soft tissue - Fascia & how we can work with that.
Also suited for people who work with people -bodyworkers, massage therapists, yoga teachers.
Who wishes to have a better understanding of how we can support our clients & students.