The Mindfulness Center
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SCHEDULE: Mind-Body Week, D.C. 2015

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Friday, April 17
Silver Spring Civic Center
8:00am
 Registration  
9:00am Speakers:
Dr. Deborah Norris
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to "Managing Pain: Clinical Findings, Mechanisms of Action and the Standardization of Self-Care Mind-Body Therapies."; focus on Meditation, Yoga and Tai-Chi/Qigong
    Catherine Provost Representative for Congressman Chris Van Hollen (representative)
9:20am-9:50am    John Glowa
Clinical Biomarkers and Pain
9:50am-10:30m    Keynote:

Chenchen Wang 

Tai Chi/Qigong: Self Practice Mind-Body Therapies
10:30am-11:15am

Rebecca Lehto
Sympton Management of Pain among Cancer Patients using Mindfulness as Self-Practice
11:15am-11:50am

Luana Colloca Experimental and Clinical Research on Pain Management: What we can Learn from Placebo Effects
11:50am- 1:00pm
 Lunch Break
 
12:00 - 12:45pm
Willow Street Yoga
Joe Miller
Yoga Tools for Healthy Neck and Shoulders:

Join Joe Miller at Willow Street Yoga (a two-minute walk away*) for a special therapeutic class exploring the biomechanical relationships of the nervous system and common neck/shoulder pain during a lunch break yoga class. This relaxaion-based, experiential class is street-clothes-friendly and offers simple yoga tools to support ongoing neck/shoulder health. Everyone welcome! *Willow Street Yoga, 8561 Fenton Street

1:00-2pm
Speakers:
Keynote: Sara Lazar
Self-Care Practices to Alleviate Pain: Neuroimaging Techniques to Study Changes associated with Meditation
2:00-2:45pm

Cynthia Gross
A Novel tMBSR Self-Care Program Delivery Format to Reduce Symptoms of Pain and other Symptoms for Kidney Transplants
2:45-3:05pm
Thomas Nassif i-Rest Yoga Nidra for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: How Mindfulness Meditation may Influence Perceived Pain and the Structure of the Brain
3:05-3:30pm
Nora Stinley Mind-Body Therapies for the Treatment of Pain in a Pediatric Population
3:30 - 5:00pm

Panel Discussion




Saturday, April 18
The Mindfulness Center
8:00am Registration

9:00-9:50am
Workshops:
Ben King
The "Stay Alert, Stay Alive" Mind and the "No Pain, No Gain" Body
10:00-10:50am
Nick Gracenin
Fangsonggong: The Art and Science of Relaxation
11:00-11:50am

Lauren Chelec Cafritz
The Power of Breath: A Self-Healing Practice
12:00-12:50pm
Lunch Break
Sarah Wheeler
Self-Care and Healing Through Restorative Yoga Practice
1:00-1:50pm

Mike Basdavanos
Introduction to Qigong and Taijiquan (T'ai Chi) as Taoist yoga; principles and practices for the everyday well-being
2:00-2:50pm

Lenore Mullin
Ayurveda and Pain Management
3:00-3:50pm

James Foulkes
Mental tension - Using yoga to access and calm the Nervous System to address pain
4:00-4:50pm

Erica Wigley
Reiki for Self-Care




Sunday, April 19
The Mindfulness Center
8:00am
Registration


9:00-9:50am
Workshops:
Alan Keith Tillotson
Meditation, Qigong and Acupuncture for Pain
10:00-10:50am

Gary Kaplan
The Brain on Fire: The Role of Microglia in Persistent Pain and Depression
11:00-11:50am

Debbie Norris
Mind-Body Practices for Healing
12:00-1:00pm
Lunch Break


1:00-1:50pm

Jeffrey Greeson
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Pain: How You Can Use the Core Qualities of Mindfulness to Live More Fully and feel Better Now
2:00-2:50pm

Thea Elijah
Perennial medicine - Who's got your back?
3:00-4:00pm

Fadel Zeidan
Does mindfulness-induced pain relief engage similar behavioral and neural mechanisms as placebo or sham-mindfulness meditation-based analgesia
4:00-4:20pm
Debbie Norris
Closing remarks


Friday, April 17, 2015: Silver Spring Civic Center
12:00-12:45pm: Willow Street Yoga

Saturday and Sunday, April 18 - 19, 2015: The Mindfulness Center