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Living with Pain: Building Resilience

  • Mookshi Healing Arts Center 702 South Trenton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15221 United States (map)
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The exciting news is that resilience isn't something you are born with or just lucky to have. Resilience is something you develop. In this workshop you will learn the science behind chronic pain as well as how to develop tools to recover faster, manage pain better, be less susceptible to chronic depression and anxiety, and have better overall health outcomes.

We will dive into the physiology of pain, looking at chronic pain as a complex mind-body experience. This groundwork will help you choose from diverse strategies offered for managing pain and provide you with a toolbox of healing practices. We will explore ways to increase physical fitness with regard to flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, and respiratory function.

You will learn techniques for regulating physical and emotional stress; and cultivate awareness of where your attention, concentration, and cognition travels. You will leave with tools to build resilience, maintain a stable equilibrium and return to your normal levels of positive feelings more quickly.

Julie Devine, MOT, OTR/L, CLT, LMT, CFCE, CYT has 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist specializing in chronic pain management. She developed the Occupational Therapy component of an Interdisciplinary Pain Rehab Program. In addition, she has 20 years experience as a licensed massage therapist (

Lilith Bailey-Kroll MFA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 has over two decades of experience with the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She presents information in a straightforward manner which emphasizes how we practice rather than what we practice: this is the key to the integration of mind, body, and spirit. (