Learn about the knowledge that informs the Pain Care Collective yoga therapy framework, and that can set the foundation for your own healing.
Pain science tells us so much about how pain works, and how pain is changeable even if you can't change the tissues. Research also shows that simply learning about pain can decrease pain. So, in the spirit of education, we're here to help!
Reframing pain as a danger meter (rather than a damage meter) can often take some time, and requires openness. Sometimes repeatedly engaging with learning from different perspectives can help make this complex topic come to life for you. So, engage with as much of this material as you'd like. And, if you want more, please reach out to us! It might seem strange to say, but we love talking about pain. That's because we know it is changeable when we start to harness the knowledge that pain science gives us.
Below we'll highlight some of the people we've learned from that have influenced how we created the Pain Care Collective framework. We feel fortunate for their amazing contributions to spreading pain science knowledge beyond the classroom and into the hands of people who are actually experiencing pain. As you explore learning, consider how the information might apply to you, or how it might influence how you approach your own healing. We're here to help with that part too!
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Lorimer Moseley, The Great Pain Educator
Lorimer Moseley is a serious (and also quite humorous) pain science guru who's been teaching about pain for decades. He has a passion for knowledge and for getting that knowledge to others, and it shows. With the help of the NOI group, Lorimer has led countless pain education courses and written a number of highly influential books, including the deep dive into pain science offered by Explain Pain Supercharged, and, my personal favorite, The Explain Pain Handbook Protectometer, which puts all of the most important pearls into an action-oriented framework ready to engage with .
If this video captures your attention, or hearing about a science geek guru pulls at your heart strings, search him out on Youtube. He has tons of recorded lectures there, ranging in length from minutes to hours.
Pain Education Course: Learning About Pain
Co-Founder Michelle Grim created a free course that provides pain education on demand. You can take the course at your own pace, pausing and rejoining when it feels right for you. Like with any pain education resource, I'd recommend engaging with the prompts so the material starts to feel real for you and applicable to your personal experiences with pain. You can check it out here.
Free ebook: "Understand Pain, Live Well Again" by Neil Pearson
Neil Pearson and Lisa Pearson are the founders of Pain Care Aware, a company that focuses on teaching yoga teachers about pain. They have an amazing passion for this work, and recognize that getting information in the hands of those experiencing pain and those who might lead people in movement who are experiencing pain can be incredibly impactful. In addition to leading yoga therapists through training in Pain Care Yoga with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, they also support yoga teachers all over the world in building skills for making movement a healing part of any pain care plan in their efforts through Pain Care Aware.
Neil and Lisa are an amazing team, offering a wonderful balance between sharing the science of yoga and movement in addition to the healing offered through the philosophy of yoga. It is truly a powerful combination. They offer their thoughts on pain in the blog, and it's truly a gem that shows their wealth of knowledge. If you're interested in exploring movement as a way to bolster your healing, I know you'll find their input helpful.
In addition to all of the ways Neil and Lisa support taking an active role in changing pain, Neil also offers a free ebook that explains pain. You can find it here.