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Arnold Askew – Understanding & Transforming Chronic Pain

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm


Arnold Askew – Understanding & Transforming Chronic Pain


Would you like your practice to be more ‘medical’ based?
Would you like your practice to help transform people’s lives?
Would you like your practice to be easier on your body and more mentally stimulating?
Develop these results when you take Understanding and Transforming Chronic Pain.

Some people get a massage because it “feels good”. Others come to “feel better”. Still others come because they want to be better. They want to improve. They want to get well. Helping clients get better and heal are the things that this class is about; learning the concepts and techniques to help people move from a life of pain to a life of comfort, efficient movement, and self-awareness, and autonomy. I invite you to join us in this training to become a professional in Understanding and Transforming Chronic Pain. I assure you will not be disappointed.

Learn the latest neuroscience about chronic pain and the conclusive evidence about which therapies prove most effective. Find how this information can clarify the difference in the “types” of chronic pain that people suffer from. Understanding this difference will determine how successful you are in assisting your clients in their recovery.

With this new information we will build a practical model for identifying and treating the complexities of chronic pain. First, we’ll look at how to rewire the neuro-circuitry that causes chronic pain and then we’ll consider the role somatic education plays in changing inefficient patterns of dysfunction. Therapeutically we’ll use awareness-based touch and movement to awaken proprioceptive centers and stimulate new neurological activity.

Emphasis in this workshop will be placed on the kinetic chain of the spine, ribs, and extremities. We will explore how to palpate and assess the relative health of these complex relationships. We will also look at how the curves and spirals of the spine effect each other and how areas of dysfunction appear and feel. Strategies will be explored to assist easier, less encumbered movement throughout the length of the skeleton. A variety of injuries, pathologies, and conditions will also be discussed. Lastly, we will look at how to bring our clients into a healthier relationship with their own healing. Our goal will be to help them become more autonomous and secure in living with whatever conditions may be a part of their lives.

NCBTMB Approved # 1000676


Wear clothes that doesn’t restrict movement
Bring a mat or blanket for movement explorations on the floor
Bring pen or pencil

Class info

Times: Day 1: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm // Day 2: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Workshop: Understanding & Transforming Chronic Pain

CEU’s: 14

Price: $350
Early Bird Special: $300 Mar 11th – April 30th

Class Capacity: 20

*Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Location: Gwinnett College – Roswell 1455 Old Alabama Road, Suite 160 Roswell, GA 30076

Contact: Please call us at (770) 381-7200 if you have any questions.

Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.

Picture ID required at check-in

If minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation. Minimum is met

Instructor Bio

Arnold Askew, LMT, GCFP has more than 35 years in bodywork and movement education. He was on staff at the Doleys Pain Clinic in Birmingham, AL from 1992 to 2009 teaching movement classes and seeing patients individually. During that time, he co-founded and was senior instructor at Red Mountain Institute for the Healing Arts where he taught Neuromuscular Therapy, anatomy, and somatics. For the past ten years he has been studying the degenerative conditions and pain that are associated with aging.
Trained in both manual and movement therapies Arnold is Guild Certified in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education®. He is also certified in Pain Reprocessing Therapy by Howard Schubinar, MD, author of “Unlearn Your Pain”. The emphasis of his work is helping people experience improvements that spark their curiosity in how to reproduce these results independently. It is his strong belief that there is always room to be more comfortable and healthier, even amidst a chaotic and stressful world.


May 25 @ 9:00 am
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Leona Farmer
(770) 381-7200


Gwinnett College – Roswell, GA
1455 Old Alabama Road Suite 160
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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(770) 381-7200