Starting at: $675.00

Montréal November 13, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Completely improved version!

Early bird rate until October 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

*** Course including four hours of theory and two days of practice ***

Once you have purchased the course, you will receive all the information regarding the theoretical online training by email.***

By purchasing online and in class course at the same time, you save 15% off online training!

Online training – theorical part:

***Theorical part is only available in French***

This course aims to provide health professionals with an innovative therapeutic approach to pain management.

It combines neuroscience of pain, polyvagal theory, mindfulness, meditation, yoga and medical therapeutic yoga, and motor imagery to better manage pain.

The online section aims to provide a theoretical clarification of key concepts that will be integrated and practiced in class.

Exercise demonstrations will also be available online, for you and your patients.

OBJECTIVES of the online course – theoretical section:

  1. To understand the neuroscience of pain in relation to practice and clinical reality in order to be able to better explain it to patients.
  2. Explain the basics of pain neuroscience, nociceptive pathways, pain stages, pain modulation, and peripheral and central sensitization in order to be able to explain it to patients.
  3. Assess all facets of the patient’s pain using the Yogic Biopsychosocial Model.
  4. Classify the type of pain (by pain mechanism) and select the appropriate treatment for classification.
  5. Identify predisposing factors for persistent pain.
  6. Assess biopsychosocial barriers to rehabilitation.
  7. Use validated questionnaires to objectify pain, health, yellow flags, and treatment progression.
  8. Understand the basics of polyvagal theory and human stress response, and its relationship to persistent pain.
  9. Understand the basic foundations of motor imaging and its application in pain management.
  10. Adapt treatments to the various stages and mechanisms of pain.
  11. Recognize central sensitization (no disciplinary pain).
  12. Understand the clinical implications of polyvagal theory and how to adjust the treatment approach in relation to the patient’s stress response.
  13. Explain and integrate clinical reasoning according to the neuromatrix theory of pain.
  14. Apply the enhanced biopsychosocial model (BPS+) in the assessment and treatment of clients.
  15. Use validated questionnaires in pain management for condition assessment and treatment progression.
  16. Recognize psychosocial barriers influencing treatment.

In-class course – practical part:

***2-day course*** November 13-14, 2020

This course is designed to provide health care professionals with an innovative therapeutic approach to the management of pain. The hands-on classroom course allows the student who has completed the online course to deepen the learned concepts and apply them in practice.

The theoretical online course is therefore required prior to this course as it allows the student to get familiar with key concepts that will be used during the classroom module.

This classroom course offers a conscious treatment approach by combining pain management techniques; it integrates breathing techniques and gentle movements inspired by yoga and medical therapeutic yoga.

Using case studies and clinical examples, Emmanuelle will review the classification of pain (by pain mechanism), the biopsychosocial model (BPS+), pain neuroscience, and polyvagal theory to better guide patient assessment and treatment.

A review of the latest evidence for better pain management will be proposed to better guide the management of people with persistent pain.

In practice, the student will deepen his or her knowledge and have the opportunity to practice assessing the patient’s breathing by integrating imagery, conscious movement, and yoga into treatment.

Through the combination of these techniques, the health care professional will have concrete tools to optimize the management of patients.


Be able to explain the pain phenomenon in version 2020 with the new evidences

Integrate basic concepts about the importance of sleep and energy conservation into clinical practice

Use assessment and treatment techniques related to breathing, postures, and mindfulness

Understand the basics of yoga techniques (gentle breathing and movement) for pain in order to resume physical activity

Understand the fundamentals of yoga in pain management

Understand, apply, and clinically integrate the basics of yoga, mindfulness meditation, cardiac coherence, and motor imagery

Understand the foundations and precepts of Medical Yoga (MTY)

Apply the 4 concepts to treat pain according to clinical reality with case studies and development of treatment plans


8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Welcoming
Day 1
  • Introduction
  • A look back at the neuroscience of pain in relation to patient education
  • Education about pain with case studies and practices
  • Review of the BPS+ and pain mechanism in relation to clinical studies
  • Subjective and Practical Assessment: Clinician's Language – How to optimize the therapeutic link and patient management through explanations and use of certain words
  • Subjective and Practical Assessment: Recognizing No Disciplinary Pain
  • Subjective and Practical Assessment: Sleep and Energy Conservation – Assessment and Patient Counseling
  • Subjective and Practical Assessment: Optimizing the interview using BPS+, question selection and clinical interview orientation
  • Subjective and Practical Assessment: Validated Questionnaires
  • Review and Appropriateness of Using Validated Questionnaires
  • Objective Assessment: Polyvagal Theory and Clinical Involvement – Using the foundations of polyvagal theory and the patient's stress response in clinical assessment – Recognizing signs and symptoms that may influence the patient's stress response
  • Breathing: assessment and practice: Complete assessment of the patient's respiratory pattern (demo and practice) – Identify common respiratory dysfunctions in clients with pain – Teaching of 5 breathing techniques (demo and practice)
Day 2
  • Management: Theory, clinical involvement and practice – Patient's stage of change, objectives, and goals
  • Motion gradation
  • Demonstrations and practice: Conscious movement (combination of proprioception, breathing, imagery, and body awareness) – Yoga – Mindfulness meditation – Cardiac coherence
  • Final case study of group integration with treatment plan development

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