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The Psychology of Pain

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Abbotsford Convent

1 Saint Heliers Street

Abbotsford, VIC 3067

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Understand the psychology of pain and discomfort in the physical body, and explore practical ways to self-manage symptoms.

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The mind-body connection is a powerful force, particularly in the context of pain. Pain is closely linked with stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. As such, personal history, current life circumstances, social connectedness and sleep quality all directly influence pain experiences. 1 in 5 people in Australia live with chronic pain, yet it is largely misunderstood. Many people who experience pain feel trapped in their bodies, and are fearful of engaging in movement practices. This can be highly debilitating in everyday life and emotionally disempowering.

In this workshop you will learn the science behind pain and tension, address fear associated with movement and break down key myths which limit recovery. Learn evidence-based ways to prevent and manage pain which do not require ongoing costly medical expenses. Explore how simple yoga and meditation techniques can be used to regulate your nervous system and build confidence in your body. You will be provided with the information covered in this workshop, as well as further resources and support services to continue your self-exploration.

Everyone’s experience of pain is unique. Your body is fluid and adaptable and there are many ways to retrain your pain system. Join us for a compassionate and insightful experience at the Abbotsford Convent.

Structure

11am — landing meditation led by Rosie

11:15am — presentation and questions led by Alex

12:40pm — break

1pm — embodied movement and relaxation led by Rosie

2pm — finish

Participation

We are dedicated to creating a comfortable space for self-exploration. You will not be required to share any personal experiences or do partner work. While there will be space for questions in a group setting, you are welcome to participate in any way that serves you in the moment. All embodied practices will be invitational, no experience in yoga or meditation is needed.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets. No experience in yoga or meditation are required. Please note that there will be options to be seated or lying down, with the support of props. We acknowledge the diversity of our bodies and lived experiences. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or requests for support on the day.

Ackowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, whose land remains unceded.

Location

The Dorm room at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent.

Investment

$55 + booking fees. Limited tickets.

We acknowledge that financial stress, including building medical costs, contributes to physical discomfort and pain in the body. This is why we have decided to price this workshop at only $55. If you are you experiencing financial hardship, but would benefit from this workshop, we do have several subsidised places. Please contact us via email.

Meet the facilitators

Alex and Rosie met through yoga in 2015 and bonded over their shared fascination in the science of pain. Together you’ll find them geeking out on psychology, sharing wholesome meals, and exploring Melbourne.

About Alex

Alex completed her Physiotherapy degree in 2011 at the University of Newcastle in Australia and has an eclectic work history across a variety of clinical settings, both in Australia and the UK. She is currently a Physiotherapy Team Lead at Independent Rehab, supporting clients with neurological conditions. Alex takes great pride in empowering her clients to self-manage their health conditions, within their home environment. Alex has particular fascination for pain science, and is currently completing a Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) through the University of Sydney. She is passionate about environmental sustainability and admits to being a voracious consumer of science podcasts. Outside of work Alex loves hiking in nature, cooking for loved ones and sipping black coffee with a good book.

About Rosie

Rosie is a mental health worker, yoga teacher and has lived experience with chronic pain. She completed her Bachelor in Social Science (Psychology) in 2017 and her Honours in Applied Science (Psychology) in 2019, both at RMIT University. She completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 through Power Living Melbourne, and her 300hr Advanced Vinyasa Training with Duncan Parviaaian in 2019. She currently works in Drug Harm Reduction and Eating Disorder Recovery. Rosie is also the founder of I Live in Balance, creating workshops and events which combine modern psychology with yoga and meditation. Rosie is fascinated by the connection between the mind and body, and is passionate about supporting others in their mental health journey. Outside of work Rosie loves exploring her creative side, being in nature and spending quality time with friends.

You can contact Alex at ascott@independent-rehab.com.au or Rosie at rosie.j.marks@gmail.com

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1 Saint Heliers Street

Abbotsford, VIC 3067

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