It may seem hard to believe, but a pain-free life is possible. Spine surgeon David Hanscom has helped thousands of people move out of chronic physical and emotional pain with his multilayered, patient-directed approach. Pediatric surgeon Bernie Siegel has been a pioneer in connecting patients with their own power to heal.
In a safe and structured environment, you get the support and information you need to begin to break free from pain. Through group discussions, guided imagery, and sensorimotor exercises, you learn to address all the factors that affect your perception of pain. You explore the neurological nature of pain and the shifts you can make through creative practices such as writing and drawing. You also learn energy work, meditation, and forgiveness practices for reprogramming your mind-body connection.
This approach benefits those suffering from chronic pain or illness, family members of those with chronic pain, and health-care professionals who want to implement these strategies in their practices.
Bernie Siegel joins us for the Saturday afternoon session only via live video stream.
This workshop begins Friday at 7:45 p.m. Bernie Siegel joins us for the Saturday afternoon session only via live video stream. Teachers are subject to change.
The following books are required reading for the course:
- Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain by David Hanscom
- The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing by Bernie S. Siegel
Additionally, you should actively participate in the expressive writing exercises outlined in Stage I of the backincontrol.com website. The expressive writing is the foundation of the week. It is the first step of separating from your permanent and destructive pathways.
Lastly, Faculty recommends the following books for further study:
- The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. by Daniel Coyle
- The Way to Love: The Last Meditations of Anthony de Mello by Anthony de Mello
Please note this course begins Friday at 7:45 p.m. and has a special schedule:
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:45 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|Noon.–1:30 p.m.||Lunch with small groups|
|2:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
David Hanscom, MD, is a Seattle-based orthopedic spine surgeon specializing i ...
Bernie Siegel, MD, reached international acclaim in the late 1970s when he be ...
Babs Yohai is cofounder, with Gregory Hines, of the nonprofit dance studio, The ...
Jasmine Yohai is an expressive arts therapist who helps people ...
Tuition & Fees
We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
Relief From Chronic Pain
Accommodations cover your room, Omega's overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
1 Night/Per Person Rates
|Friday or Saturday||Sunday-Thursday||7-Night Stay|
|$ 50.00||$ 35.00||$ 35.00|
Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00