Registration Open for May 11th International Awareness Day Webinar

2016 International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Webinar: Wednesday May 11th  6:30 – 8:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time
Dr. Michael Moskowitz MD MPH – Featured in “The Brain’s Way of Healing” by Dr. Norman Doidge
Neuroplastic Transformation: Using Neuroplasticity to Cure Persistent Pain

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As it becomes persistent, pain changes from a symptom to a disease.  This change is caused by changes in the pain processing centers in the brain. The changes in the brain cause changes in the rest of the body leading to a vicious circle.  Since the disease of pain is a neuroplastic process in the brain and not due to tissue injury, it is reversible.  Attend this webinar and learn how.

Dr. Moskowitz is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. He served as a member of the Examination Council for the American Board of Pain Medicine from 2006-2010.  He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis since 2006. Dr. Moskowitz and Dr. Marla Golden have been working together since 2008 to develop a practical therapy which utilizes our brain’s ability to change itself (neuroplasticity) to cure persistent pain. They have published a manual outlining their approach complemented by animations and additional information on their website:

In this webinar Dr. Moskowitz will explain how and why Neuroplastic Transformation works.
The objective is to return the body and brain to normal function (not to live with pain).

Location: In person at Self Connection Books in Calgary, Canada or online
Dr. Stein and Psychologist Michelle Deslile from the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre will be in house as discussants.

Cost: $20 ($10 for low income)


Audio Files for Personal Use

Please find for personal use three audiofiles all in MP3 format. These are not professional grade and are not intended for redistribution.

First is a paced breathing exercise taken from Dialectical Behavior Management Skills Training by Dr. Marsha Linehan. To learn more about DBT and Dr. Linehan’s work go to her website.

The goal of paced breathing is to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response).

This short clip is 1:43.

Next is a progressive muscle relaxation exercise also taken from Dialectical Behavior Management Skills Training by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Progressive muscle relaxation focuses attention and relaxes muscles much better than trying “to relax”.

This exercise is 16:25.

Finally a visualization I adapted from Annie Hopper’s Dynamic Neural Retraining System and Dr. Michael Moskowitz’ “Neuroplastic Transformation”. It is a visualization to use when one is experiencing pain.

To understand more about how using neuroplasticity changes the brain and reduces symptoms go to Dynamic Neural Retraining System or Dr. Moskowitz’s website Click here to listen to “The Brain Stops Pain”

This guided visualization is 7:52.