Workshop

Relief From Chronic Pain

Jul 07 - Jul 09 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Discover a proven approach to rewiring your brain to alleviate pain with Dr. David Hanscom.

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.

More Information

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

Schedule

Please note this course begins Friday at 7:45 p.m. and has a special schedule:

FRIDAY
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
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon.–1:30 p.m. Lunch with small groups
2:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

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.

Title Price

Relief From Chronic Pain

$ 350.00

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.

TYPE Rate - 2 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 594.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 692.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 500.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 538.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 578.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 436.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 386.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 368.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 366.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 282.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 236.00

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

Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00

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