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The Emotional Life of Pain

“Ours is a culture that views pain as a physical condition and encourages us to cure it by swallowing a pill. Even though most of us know pain also has a deeper, emotional connection, we fail to recognize that treating sorrow and emotional torment is as urgent as treating physical pain.”

The Practice of the Yoga Sutra by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Everyone has experienced some form of pain in their life. Since pain is uncomfortable, we tend to avoid looking at its complex emotional and social aspects. Our modern culture assures us that everything can be fixed by taking a pill, while the root causes of pain remain unexamined and long-term solutions go unexplored.

In this livestream, Dr. Theresa Oswald draws from the wisdom of yoga and ayurveda in offering practical solutions for managing pain. By better understanding the relationship between pain and emotions, we can form an integrated strategy to transcend pain and restore our overall health and well-being, while helping those we love who might also be living with pain.

Learn to unlock your healing potential with comprehensive, holistic approaches to managing and resolving pain.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 56 mins

Source: Livestream recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on October 21, 2018.

About the Presenter

Theresa Oswald, MD

Theresa Oswald, MD, the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine (KnowledgeAsMedicine.com), is a holistic physician with 25 years of experience who specializes in an integrative approach to pain and rehabilitation. After receiving her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in integrative medicine. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent honing ways to optimize her patients’ functioning in all areas of health: body, mind, and spirit. Her experience includes the delivery of medicine in the most modern hospital settings as well as in the most simple, rural settings in developing countries.

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