Chronic Pain: A Symposium on Yoga Therapy as an Emerging Treatment

  • Date

    13th November 2019

  • Time:

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Location:

    Haptivate 220 Arlington Road Camden Town NW1 7HE United Kingdom


Event Details

We are thrilled that the College of Medicine and the Minded Institute will be holding this event. On November 13th, leading researchers and clinicians will join together to provide a clear view of yoga therapy in chronic pain management. Chronic pain is ubiquitous throughout the world, with an estimated 1.5 billion people currently suffering worldwide. Tragically an estimate of 66% of those affected expect to live with pain for the rest of their life, leading to devastating effects on individuals’ quality of life, national and international productivity, and the health care system. It is increasingly clear that biopsychosocial interventions are necessary for improved outcomes. In the US, where there are thought to be 100 million people suffering from chronic pain, the Government is looking at integrative solutions and is now considering yoga therapy as a form of prevention and treatment and we expect the UK to follow. Since this will lead to an explosion in the field of yoga therapy, we believe it is vital to educate yoga and health professionals as to the role of yoga therapy in treatment.

Some of our key speakers include:

  • Matthew Taylor PhD, former President of Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, physiotherapist, and expert in chronic pain
  • Amy Wheeler PhD, Current President of Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, yoga researcher, and thought leader in the field of yoga therapy and mental health
  • Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, assistant professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, an Author of “Yoga and Science in Pain Care”
  • Raquel Chinchetru, Yoga Therapist and Chronic Pain Clinical Specialist at Pain Management Solutions within the NHS, with an MSc in Health Psychology and an MSc in Health Management

A provision schedule is below:

  • 10:00 Introduction with Heather Mason
  • 10:25 A Global View of the Pain Crisis, and the Potential of Yoga (Matthew J. Taylor)
  • 11:10 Networking and Refreshments
  • 11:25 Pain Management in the UK: Introducing Yoga Therapy in the NHS (Raquel Chinchetru)
  • 12:05 The Role of Allostatic Load and Autonomic Nervous System Disregulation in Chronic Pain (Amy Wheeler)
  • 12:50 An Address from Public Health England
  • 13:20 Lunch
  • 14:05 Addiction Provides the Opioid Effect for Human Suffering: Yoga is Integrative Medicine (Shaura Hall)
  • 14:50 Panel Discussion: Yoga and Science in Pain Care (Marlysa Sullivan, Neil Peason and Shelly Prosko)
  • 16:00 Open Q&A
  • 16:30 Group Yoga Therapy and Addiction: the Political Landscare (Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe)
  • 16:45 Closing Remarks
  • 17:00 Finish

Register for this course

This event is fully booked.