Veteran and Family Well-Being Series

Chronic Pain, Mindfulness & Neuroplasticity + Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention

June 1, 2022
1200 – 1300 EST
Event Overview

On June 1, in the first session of our spring 2022 education series, we will explore two alternative methods of care that contribute to chronic pain management. This session will begin with a discussion of the positive benefits that Mindfulness contributes to pain management by Dr. Gregory Hariton. Next, we will have Neil Pearson with Veteran partner Dawn Herniman as they explore evidence-based research surrounding the impact of yoga in pain management.

  • Dr. Gregory Hariton is an Associate Professor at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Centre at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre. His primary interest is in the treatment of the concurrent diagnoses of Chronic Pain and Addiction.  He has recently incorporated a program in the use of Mindfulness training in these patient populations and has seen encouraging results.
  • Neil Pearson is a Canadian leader in pain management, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and an experienced physical therapist and yoga therapist. He is also an aspiring writer. He is an engaging educator and a compassionate clinician, able to make the complex understandable, willing to share his knowledge and expertise in pain care and always eager to learn more. His most influential mentors and teachers have been the people in pain he has served.
  • Dawn Herniman has served 30 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in March of 2018 as a Personnel Selection Officer. In a quest to find relief for her chronic pain, mental health injuries, and stress, Dawn more deeply explored some of the practices she taught at the CAC Centre. This path led her to evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation practices, some of which are alternative medicine treatments offered at American Veterans Hospitals. 
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