Workshop

Relief From Chronic Pain

Jun 29 - Jul 01 2018 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Discover a proven approach to rewiring your brain to alleviate chronic pain.

It seems hard to believe, but a pain-free life is possible even after decades of suffering. Spine surgeon David Hanscom has helped hundreds of people move out of chronic physical and emotional pain with his multilayered, patient-directed approach. Movement artist Babs Yohai and expressive arts therapist Jasmine Yohai both focus on mindful movement and body awareness in their work.

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 practice. You also learn energy work, meditation, and forgiveness practices to reprogram your mind-body connection. In a safe and structured environment, you get the support and information you need to begin to break free from pain.

This approach benefits those suffering from chronic pain, family members of those with chronic pain, and health-care professionals who want to implement these strategies in their practices.

More Information

Faculty asks that you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain by David Hanscom
  • Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health & Happiness by Fred Luskin

Additionally, Faculty recommends you read 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 by Anthony DeMello

Lastly, the Faculty asked us to pass along this letter, containing more information on this program, as well as this questionnaire. Please read the questions on the questionnaire carefully and return your completed form by:

Mail:
Registration Dept
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Or scan and email:
classapplications@eOmega.org

Things To Bring

Please bring materials for the following activities:

  1. Reconnecting with the Best Part of Who You Are
  • The intent of this exercise is to recall times of your life that were truly enjoyable and share them.
  • Bring symbols or memoirs such as:
    • A photograph, souvenir, letter, etc.
    • Songs on a digital device
    • Pictures of yourself
      • Baby < one year
      • Elementary school
      • High school or college
      • Within the last year
    • This is an exercise that you will do with your small group during lunch on Saturday.
  1. Sharing – Saturday evening
  • On Saturday evening, you will be sharing something about yourself that we wouldn’t ordinarily know. It can be a poem, song, story, sharing your art or music, or any other talent

Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 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–2:00 p.m. Lunch with small groups
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Sharing Session
 
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 (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure 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 surgeon specializing in complex spine surgery, i ...
  • Babs Yohai is cofounder, with Gregory Hines, of the nonprofit dance studio, The Beat: Eddie Brown ...
  • Jasmine Yohai is an expressive arts therapist who helps people connect emotions to physical sensatio ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

Relief From Chronic Pain

$350
regular
$390

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

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.

$ 604.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 702.00

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.

$ 510.00

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.

$ 548.00

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. 

$ 588.00

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.

$ 446.00

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. 

$ 396.00

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.

$ 378.00

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.

$ 376.00

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.

$ 292.00

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.

$ 246.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

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