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Beyond Pain Management

Rewiring the Brain to Unlearn Your Pain

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you a health-care professional interested in helping your patients become pain free? Unlearn Your Pain is a revolutionary approach to treating chronic pain that has helped thousands of people when traditional medical approaches have failed.

Join Howard Schubiner, MD, and Alan Gordon, LCSW, and empower your practice with concrete knowledge of an emerging model of care that brings together cutting-edge research and advanced clinical interventions. Through lecture, role-playing, and demonstrations, you will learn:

  • The core concepts that pain is a function of the brain, that not all injuries result in pain, and that pain can be due to lifetime trauma and unresolved emotional experiences
  • How “medically unexplained” disorders—headaches, neck and back pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, TMJ, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia—are best conceptualized as being psychophysiologic in nature
  • A deeper understanding of this model and how best to explain the concepts to your clients
  • Skills and specific scripts to identify and counsel patients with chronic pain caused by the brain.

This training is suitable for professionals—including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, coaches, bodyworkers, and other therapists—who work with clients or patients with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and other associated symptoms.

You will return home with a combination of effective educational, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional clinical practices you can use right away to help your patients eliminate chronic pain.

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Howard Schubiner, MD | Alan Gordon, LCSW

January 19 - 21, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you a health-care professional interested in helping your patients become pain free? Unlearn Your Pain is a revolutionary approach to treating chronic pain that has helped thousands of people when traditional medical approaches have failed.

Join Howard Schubiner, MD, and Alan Gordon, LCSW, and empower your practice with concrete knowledge of an emerging model of care that brings together cutting-edge research and advanced clinical interventions. Through lecture, role-playing, and demonstrations, you will learn:

  • The core concepts that pain is a function of the brain, that not all injuries result in pain, and that pain can be due to lifetime trauma and unresolved emotional experiences
  • How “medically unexplained” disorders—headaches, neck and back pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, TMJ, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia—are best conceptualized as being psychophysiologic in nature
  • A deeper understanding of this model and how best to explain the concepts to your clients
  • Skills and specific scripts to identify and counsel patients with chronic pain caused by the brain.

This training is suitable for professionals—including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, coaches, bodyworkers, and other therapists—who work with clients or patients with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and other associated symptoms.

You will return home with a combination of effective educational, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional clinical practices you can use right away to help your patients eliminate chronic pain.

Faculty Bio

Howard Schubiner, MD

Dr. Howard Schubiner, on the list of Best Doctors in America since 1995, is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and has developed a cutting-edge program to help patients with non-structural chronic pain and other associated disorders. He is the author of three books, including Unlearn Your Pain and Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression.

Dr. Schubiner is director of the Mind-Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, and is a clinical professor in the medical schools of Wayne State University and Michigan State University. He has written more than 60 papers and book chapters and has conducted studies demonstrating the efficacy of this version of mind body treatment.

Along with his colleague Mark Lumley, PhD, Dr. Schubiner has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effects of this novel approach for patients with chronic pain.

Alan Gordon, LCSW

Alan Gordon is the director of the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience working with patients suffering from back and neck pain, RSI, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel sydrome, tendonitis, pelvic pain, chronic headaches, and other pain disorders.

An adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work, where he founded the Mind-Body Caucus, Alan has written widely on the topic of chronic pain, including an article, Miracles of Mind-Body Medicine, that outlines the history, theory, evidence, and treatment protocol for psychogenic pain. Coauthor of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association Treatment Outline, in 2015 he patented a device that utilizes systematic desensitization for pain-related anxiety.

Alan has presented on the topic of pain treatment at hospitals, mental health facilities, and pain centers nationwide and is a founding member of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association. In 2013, with Dr. Howard Schubiner, he organized the Los Angeles clinical training for the treatment of mind-body disorders.

Why Attend

  • Learn a new model of how to treat pain caused by learned neural pathways and unresolved emotions.

  • Initially developed by John Sarno, MD, this model is based on cutting-edge research and advances in neuroscience, psychology, and medicine.

  • Receive basic certification in the Unlearn Your Pain process and learn how to incorporate it into your existing practice.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    A basic understanding of and skill level for dealing with psychological issues is necessary.

  • Recommended Reading

    Unlearn Your Pain, Howard Schubiner, 3rd edition

  • Special Details

    This is not a therapeutic program for patients who are experiencing pain. This is a program to train professionals to help clients.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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