Pain Management & Neuroplasticity Using Yoga, Meditation, & Mindfulness
Length: 4 Hours
Research shows yoga, meditation and mindfulness not only help chronic pain but also change the brain structure on how pain is perceived and its impact on overall wellness. In this session, you’ll learn evidence-based interventions to transform the nervous system around your clients’ pain, such as: breathing techniques to activate the parasympathetic nervous system; active and restorative yoga poses; yoga and meditation to help clients find balance of mind and body; changing energy levels to help with pain management; and individualized pain treatment plans that incorporate yoga, meditation and mindfulness to help clients be balanced in their body and brain throughout the day!
Betsy Shandalov, OTR/L, C-IAYT, AWC, is a holistic Occupational Therapist and has worked as a clinician, educator and supervisor in rehabilitation, community re-entry and the school setting. Her extensive knowledge of disease and disability with adults and children in a variety of settings combines with her complementary holistic treatments to provide a new level of understanding of how the brain and the immune system work together for natural and therapeutic healing. Betsy teaches clients to empower themselves to prevent injury, heal an existing injury and help with pain management and trauma throughout the lifespan. She works with individuals and families helping to find balance in their minds and bodies by using Ayurveda, Yoga therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness for healing.
Betsy is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified as a yoga kids' teacher and trainer by Yoga Kids International. She has advanced training in trauma through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and is a Level I Reiki practitioner. She recently completed her Ayurvedic Medicine Training for wellness coaching and this past year authored a chapter on Meditation in an Integrative Medicine Textbook for Rehab Professionals.
Financial: Betsy Shandalov maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Betsy Shandalov has no relevant non-financial relationships.