NEW for 2020 Pain, Stress and the Inflammatory Response
About this workshop
We live in a fast paced, fast track society where we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so it isn’t any wonder that we find life increasingly stressful; but when stress becomes painful, pain can become stressful. In this two day workshop for reflexologists we look at the links between stress, inflammation and pain.
This introductory workshop will lead you through the indicators of the stress response and how it can increase pain; why cortisol can be both friend and foe and how a few simple reflexology techniques can help reduce the inflammatory impact. Based on my 8 years of research at the University of Portsmouth these techniques have proven successful in lowering heart rate, and inducing relaxation; key indicators of the stress response.
You will gain an understanding of:
Stress - the good, the bad and the inflammatory
Cortisol - friend or foe?
Stress induced analgesia/hyperalgesia
Vagal activity - interacting with the brain
Psycho-neuro-immunological events - what are they?
Practical skills for stress induced hyperalgesia
Combining classic and nerve reflexology techniques to increase effectiveness
To workshop offers a 50% theory and 50% practical element.
To read more about stress and pain and the impact of the vagus nerve on inflammation, follow the links to my published articles here: Research and Publications
Course cost: £260 A £100 non-refundable deposit secures your place. You will receive a full colour printed handout and a 'Certificate of Attendance'.