Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

Mindfulness Programs for Rehabilitation Professionals

    1. Carolyn offers two 2-day continuing education courses, Mindfulness for Rehabilitation Professionals and Mindfulness-Based Pain Treatment, throughout the United States through Herman and Wallace. These courses are for professionals with a general practice or any specialty. She also provides private courses tailored to an organization’s individual needs. Carolyn is a frequent presenter at state and national professional conferences, including APTA’s NEXT and Combined Sections conferences. Her specialty areas are mindfulness instruction for healthcare providers and mindfulness-based pain treatment.

      Carolyn brings a unique wealth of knowledge and experience in mindfulness and patient care to her professional courses. Her ability to discuss the latest research and guide the fundamental practices of mindfulness provides her audience with the scientific basis and a rich experiential introduction to the applications of mindfulness to both patient care and provider self-care. Carolyn invites participants to directly experience how mindfulness is central to their well-being and the therapeutic alliance as well as to a patient’s self-efficacy and healing. In doing so, her training programs offer a critical ingredient to optimize clinical care.”
      – 
      Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD, Founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Professor of Medicine emeritus, University of Massachusetts Medical School

      Host a course with Carolyn

      Carolyn is available to provide a lecture or course to your group or organization, tailored to your needs and interests. Find out about hosting a course.

      Carolyn, you have been way ahead of all of us in appreciating the contribution of stress to the experience of pain and the value of mindfulness in pain treatment.”
      – 
      Lorimer Moseley, PhD FACP, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

      We cannot thank you enough for providing such a wonderful course to our program participants. I don’t think I have ever seen such a high percentage of glowing evaluations for a Washington State PT Association course.”
      – 
      Jackie Barry, Executive Director, Physical Therapy Association of Washington, Olympia, WA

      Upcoming Programs with Carolyn


      MINDFUL AWARENESS TRAINING: SKILLS FOR THE PAIN, STRESS AND OPIOID CRISIS
      APTA NEXT Pre-Conference Course
      Co-led with Jason Hardage, PT, DScPT, DPT, Samuel Merritt University
      June 12, 2019
      Chicago IL
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      WHEN STRESS COMPLICATES CARE FOR YOUR PATIENT IN PAIN: EVIDENCE-BASED MECHANISMS AND TREATMENT
      Co-presented with Etienne Vachon-Presseau, PhD, Northwestern University
      APTA NEXT Educational Session
      June 13, 2019
      Chicago IL
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      MINDFULNESS-BASED PAIN TREATMENT
      July 27 and 28, 2019
      Portland, OR
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      MINDFULNESS-BASED PAIN TREATMENT
      October 26 and 27, 2019
      Houston, TX
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      MINDFULNESS-BASED PAIN TREATMENT
      January 2020
      Santa Barbara, CA
      Details to come


      MINDFULNESS For REHAB PROFESSIONALS
      April 25 and 26, 2020
      Chicago, IL
      Details to come


      MINDFULNESS-BASED PAIN TREATMENT
      September 12 and 13, 2020
      Kansas City, MO
      Details to come


      MINDFULNESS-BASED PAIN TREATMENT
      November 2020
      Seattle, WA
      Details to come

      Outstanding course! This work is so important both for our patients and ourselves. Carolyn is a master clinician and educator who skillfully blends research, clinical practice and personal experience. I highly recommend this course! ”
      – 
      Jason Hardage, DPT, Alameda, CA

      Carolyn is a great presenter. She brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience to teaching. I learned lots of practical strategies to offer my patients and to keep me calm. Taking her course has made me a better clinician and a more mindful, happier therapist.”
      – 
      Lori Predmore, PT, Seattle, WA

      Previous Course Hosts Include

      The Physical Therapy Association of Washington
      The Philadelphia Area Educational Consortium
      Loyola University, Chicago, IL
      Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
      Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA
      Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
      Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
      University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
      Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA
      Manual Therapy International, Seattle, WA

      Carolyn is the most amazing instructor. You can feel her kindness and compassion throughout the course. I learned a great amount about pain, mindfulness and most importantly, how to be a more attentive and compassionate provider. She took a complex topic and discussed it with ease.”
      – Allison Lindeman, DPT, San Carlos, CA

      I absolutely loved this course! I feel like this has been the missing piece of my practice; something I felt was innately needed but was unaware of the research backing and the easy ways to incorporate the material. I feel this information has really bridged some gaps in the skills that I have and I am thrilled to have better ways to explain the cognitive and emotional aspects of pain. I think all PTs should take this course and am hoping to bring the information to an inservice for my colleagues.
      – Melissa Hales, DPT, CYT, Arlington Heights, Il

      See what other rehabilitation professionals have to say about Carolyn’s trainings.