January 22 – January 24, 2021

A Three-Day Summit
Friday-Sunday, January 22-24, 2021
10:30 AM – 7:00 PM EST (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST)
$249 Members & Nonmembers


Chronic pain is a complex problem, and understanding all the aspects of it in a given patient is the key to successfully treating it. For many health professionals and patients, however, the problem is considered currently unsolvable. Fortunately, cutting-edge understandings in our neurophysiology have opened a door to a new paradigm for, not just managing, but solving chronic pain. This emerging approach is being successfully used by an increasing number of health care providers across the country.

This summit will focus on the primary keys to the pain problem: central nervous system activity and the autonomic nervous system’s roles in modulating the metabolic, endocrine, and immune responses to threat through the lens of the Polyvagal theory. This 3-day course will be structured as follows:

  • Day 1: The framework of the nature of pain and the body’s response to sustained threat
  • Day 2: The principles behind the solutions for addressing chronic pain with the new pain paradigm – Calming the autonomic nervous system and re-routing the central nervous system.
  • Day 3: Tools to take home – an overview of evidence-based interventions that create safety and reduce pain.

The goal of this summit is to present a deep analysis of the body’s response to threat and to provide the scientific understanding and clinical practices that will enable clinicians and patients to create a shift to safety.