Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction

Nov 11, 2022 Mental Health

Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction

Description

Chronic pain poses a significant public health problem which is complex, difficult to treat, and, according to some estimates, costs the U.S. more than $600 billion a year. Because of the risk of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion in the treatment of chronic pain, a broad and integrated approach is essential in order to help solve this problem. Chronic pain is best understood as a psychophysiological behavior pattern that eschews separation into distinct, independent psychosocial and physical components. An approach to chronic pain that incorporates evidence-based, somatic/cognitive interventions such as yoga can help clients reduce stress, control pain, and use less medication.

Research has demonstrated that chronic pain alters brain structure by decreasing gray matter volume and reducing the integrity of white matter connectivity. According to Catherine Bushnell, scientific director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain as does chronic pain."

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn Subtle® Yoga techniques which can help reduce chronic pain and engage neuroplasticity including chair yoga practices, meditation, breathing practices, grounding, and self-massage. Opportunity to practice yoga during the workshop will help participants learn to guide basic yoga techniques which may improve client outcomes.


Subtle® Yoga courses are a unique offering of holistically oriented, mind-body behavioral health care. You are welcome to take any Subtle® Yoga modules on an individual basis (as multiple or sole trainings) or in any order, except for the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups (RYT200) which begins in Fall of 2023. If you would like to attend this training, you must fulfil the pre-requisites listed as 1, 2, 3 and 4 below, before attending 5, which is the full teacher training. The combined hours of the trainings listed below will qualify participants to apply for registration with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

1. Any one of the following One-Day Introductions:
(a) October 28, 2022 - Subtle® Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One-Day Introduction
(b) November 11, 2022 - Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction
(c) December 2, 2022 - Subtle® Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions

2. February 9-10, 2023 - Applying Subtle® Yoga in Clinical Practice (you may substitute 2 of the above one-day trainings for this two-day requirement)

3. March 9-11, 2023 - Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression

4. April 14-16, 2023 - Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery

5. September 7-10, 2023 / October 26-29, 2023 / November 16-19, 2023 / December 14-17, 2023 - Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups (Four, 4-day Trainings with 102.0 Hours and 4.0 Ethics Hours)

Subtle® Yoga is an exceptionally adaptable approach to yoga practice which is person centered and can be tailored to clients with differing abilities. It fosters the development of attention and mindfulness, and promotes spiritual development in the context of any belief system. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and dress in layers. You are welcome to bring a yoga mat.

“It’s interesting that right now there are about six to ten million people in America who practice yoga… They’ve discovered that there’s something they can do to regulate their internal systems.”
- Bessel van der Kolk, MD author, "The Body Keeps the Score"



Group Registrations

Registering 5 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
Fax: 828.257.4768 | Email: MAHEC Registration

Group Rate Available

$145/person
Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time
(add $15 to fee if registering within one week of the event)



By registering, participants agree that information may be shared with Subtle Yoga instructors.

Subtle® Yoga Series


Register for all workshops in the 2022/2023 season, including the Teacher Training at a discounted rate!

$ 3,300.00 if paid in full by October 21, 2022.

Please click here to register for the entire series.



Target Audience

Mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject

Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe and effective Subtle® Yoga techniques to help clients manage stress, engage neuroplasticity, improve function, and reduce pain
  • Provide clients who suffer from chronic pain with yoga-based self-care skills
  • List key movement precautions for each yoga technique, especially important to apply when guiding chair-based yoga practices

Faculty

  • Ashley Lester, LISW-CP, RYT500
  • Kristine Kaoverii T. Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500

Sessions

Choose Your Method of Participation:

Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction - In-person at MAHEC
11/11 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction - Live Webinar
11/11 8:30 AM–5:00 PM

Credits

Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction - In-person at MAHEC
  • .700 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.7 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 7.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.0 Contact Hours.

  • 7.000 NBCC Hours


    Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 7.00 hours

  • 7.000 NAADAC


    This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 7.00 hours.

  • 7.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

    MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 7.0 hours Category A.

  • Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction - Live Webinar
  • .700 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.7 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 7.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.0 Contact Hours.

  • 7.000 NBCC Hours


    Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 7.00 hours

  • 7.000 NAADAC


    This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 7.00 hours.

  • 7.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

    MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 7.0 hours Category A.

  • Fees

    $160.00 Early Registration Fee
    Applies 8/16/21–11/4/22
    $85.00 Early Registration Fee - Peer Support Specialist
    Applies 8/16/21–11/4/22
    $85.00 Early Registration Fee - Students & MAHEC RN Refresher Students (ID card may be required)
    Applies 8/16/21–11/4/22
    $175.00 Registration Fee
    Applies 11/5/22–11/11/22
    $100.00 Registration Fee - Peer Support Specialist
    Applies 11/5/22–11/11/22
    $100.00 Registration Fee - Students & MAHEC RN Refresher Students (ID card may be required)
    Applies 11/5/22–11/11/22
    FREE Registered for Entire Series
    Applies 8/16/21–11/11/22
    Register Brochure / Registration Form