Join us for the first BeWell on-line summit

Central topic: Pain Management

 

  • 9 international speakers
  • Holistic approach to Pain Management: Mindfulness, Clinical Naturopathy, Nutrition, Movement, Yoga, Essential Oils, Ayurveda, Psychology, Body-image
  • Pre-recorded or live videos, with the possibility to interact with the speakers
  • Get your questions answered in the Q&A sessions
  • Expert presentations, interviews, personal stories – there’s something for everybody!
  • A week long summit, with your FREE participation. Each video will be available for free for 24 hours, then again for 24 hours on Sunday, the 25th of Nov. After that it will go into the vault
  • The Summit will be hosted on Facebook (details to come in the confirmation email)
  • Optional: you can also purchase the video bundles and have access to them even after the summit is over (sale price: 24.99 USD)
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Choose one or more of the sessions you want to attend!

The painful cost of “No pain, no gain” in exercise and nutrition The body-image nightmare

“No pain, no gain”, “I don’t sin, I eat salads only”. “I hope you feel your abs burn!”.

Through the 25 years of my adult life spent as a student, teacher, guide, coach in the field of exercise and well-being I’ve heard such phrases again and again – from students, clients and teachers. And yes, I’ve used them too. Have they helped people become healthy and happy ? No, the opposite actually. These phrases keep us running in a vicious circle of self-disappointments, self-hate, self-harm and PAIN – physical and emotional. Let’s talk about the psychology of body-image and the power of words. Let’s talk about motivation for self-care and well-being and how the motivation based on our true intent can elevate the pain. And what do we GAIN?

Natural medicine in pain management

Contrary to popular belief, natural medicine offers several possibilities to approach pain management, whether emotional or physical. In this interview we will discuss this topic in more detail, exploring some possible nutritional and herbal interventions together with other naturopathic modalities that have proven effective in managing pain.

“Prevention of pain through balanced lifestyle - How small changes in your daily routines can help you to live pain-free”

Different kinds of pain, such as headaches, some types of migraines, digestive issues, back pain etc. can be prevented, improved or even eliminated with small changes in our daily habits. Let’s talk how to balance our lifestyles so we can enjoy every day and live pain-free.

How to cope with pain and fear in interpersonal relationships

“Interpersonal relationships cause a lot of discomfort in our life. Sometimes it is just too much for us and we may perceive it as a bad thing in our life. On the other hand, all the stress and pain also represents a great opportunity to better understand ourselves, others and life as well. We just need to know how to embrace it in a constructive way. My presentation will focus on methods that we may use in order to flourish in the interpersonal discomfort.”

Facing burnout with holistic medicine approach

Modern life is full of demands, deadlines and frustrations. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.
Through my own experience when burn out disrupted nearly every system in my body I discovered long lasting effective way to stress management in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is experiential, which means that the choices we make about our experiences change our bodies—including our choices about food, personal relationships, sensory experiences, sleep, work, social interactions, and daily routine. As we shift our experiences, our biology shifts because our biology is the metabolism of experience.
We would like to share and inspire you by sharing with you the experience with burn-out and best practices of Ayurvedic expert with stress management.

Essential oils and pain prevention/management

Essential oils truly are a gift from God! They are concentrated extracts of the active compounds that plants produce in order to heal themselves, communicate, defend against other organisms etc. These bio-available compounds will have similar effects on our bodies.

Essential oils act on more planes at once: physical, emotional, spiritual. They can help us identify the root of what’s causing pain and transform it – be it a past experience/trauma or a physical injury. This session is an intro into the magnificent world of essential oils and how we can use them to avoid or manage pain – be it physical or emotional.

Healing emotional pain through self-compassion

Befriending ourselves is an important step to getting to know YOU. Life is full of unexpected situations and we’re not always well prepared for handling them. As a result, most of us carry heavy backpacks full of emotional wounds, self-blame, and a constant feeling of “not enoughness”. We may be carrying this backpack for so long that we don’t even feel its heaviness. BUT, when we put it down, even just for a moment, the sense of lightness and freedom can be life changing. Let’s explore together what would it be like to befriend ALL the parts of you, ALL the parts that want to hide, ALL the parts that don’t want to be seen. Let’s welcome ALL the parts that make you YOU, the beautiful person that you ALREADY are.

“How to live with chronic pain - From a nightmare to acceptance, healing and a quality life”

In 1999 I had the first flare-up of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was and still is a debilitating and very painful experience. A combination of movement, fasting, dietary adjustments, Chinese medicine and meditation has allowed me over the last 20 years to overcome disabilities and live my life with joy.

Naturopathic Approach to Determining the Cause of Pain

Effectively managing or treating pain is based on accurately determining the causal factors contributing to the pain. This seminar will explore the naturopathic approach to determining the causes of pain.

Meet the Speakers

Jana Kyriakou

Jana Kyriakou

The painful cost of “No pain, no gain” in exercise and nutrition The body-image nightmare

Jana studies, practices and teaches movement and body work for over 20 years. Her life journey led her from classical ballet, through modern dance to fitness and then further to therapeutical movement, breath and mindfulness. She’s a certified teacher of yoga, Pilates, mindfulness, dance and the program Embody Love Movement® that addresses problems with body-image and self-acceptance. She works with children, teens and adults and on projects bringing stress-management and psycho-social education to schools and helping professions. She founded the BeWell Institute.

Katerina Boesenberg, BHSc., Adv ND, NT

Katerina Boesenberg, BHSc., Adv ND, NT

Natural medicine in pain management

Katerina is a fully qualified naturopath and clinical nutritionist practicing since 2005. Currently living in Prague, she presides the Czech Naturopathic Society and European Support Group of World Naturopathic Federation. She is the founder of the School of Naturopathy offering full naturopathic education as well as short courses in different areas of natural medicine.
Practicing the Functional Medicine approach Katerina is mainly focused on treatment of immunological deficiencies and gastrointestinal, hormonal and autoimmune disease states.

www.klinickanaturopatie.cz
www.naturopati.cz
www.skolanaturopatie.cz

Jana Spurna

Jana Spurna

Prevention of pain through balanced lifestyle - How small changes in your daily routines can help you to live pain-free

Jana S. studied clinical pharmacy and have been interested in natural medicine, nutrition, movement and self-healing for more than 20 years. Jana is certified homeopath, nutritionist, yoga and Pilates teacher and currently a student of health coaching program. She founded and ran Studio Namaste in Prague for 10 years, from this September she has been working on her new project Balanced.

Marek Vich

Marek Vich

How to cope with pain and fear in interpersonal relationships

Marek’s main topic of interest is the application of mindfulness in relationships. He have co-created the evidence-based program Relational Mindfulness Training (RMT) that combines mindfulness with psychotherapy. He also works as an assistant professor at the University of Economics in Prague. His other interests are body-work, Djing, self-organizing management, Buddhism and nature.

Bogdan Copil

Bogdan Copil

Essential oils and pain prevention/management

Bogdan graduated (valedictorian) from the University of Bucharest as a bio-chemist. He was always passionate about healthy lifestyle choices. His passion became even bigger after losing his father to cancer. About 8 years ago, he discovered the wonderful world of essential oils – and has been in love with them ever since. An eager essential oil enthusiast, he’s now regularly attending fairs, conferences or hosting on-line presentations, informing people about the way essential oils work.

Magdaléna Vargová

Magdaléna Vargová

Facing burnout with holistic medicine approach

Magdaléna Vargová, slovak nationality, has been living last 15 years in South of France where she has her own medical practice based on Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Magdalena runs workshops, seminars and does individual coaching in area of healthy life and together with her partner she organises holistic retreats based on TCM and Ayurveda. She teaches holistic dietetics based on Ayurveda, Tai-Chi and Chi Gong and since 2005 she has been a president of France association B&Chi (healthy movement).
Magdalena studded traditional chines medicine (V.Casanelli d’Istria, teachings of Leung Kok Yuen, France) and traditional medical system of Ayurveda with the focus on dietetics (Institut Europeen d´Etude Vediques, France).

Kami Dvořáková, Ph.D.

Kami Dvořáková, Ph.D.

Healing emotional pain through self-compassion

Kami is a developmental psychologist, dedicating her time to wellbeing and mental health promotion projects. After 10 years of study and work in the U.S., she decided to return back to the Czech Republic and focus on bringing quality prevention programs into education and other socially important services. She works at the Charles University and the Czech National Institute for Mental Health where she develops psychosocial programs for children and teachers using mindfulness and (self)compassion practices.

Andrea Schäfer

Andrea Schäfer

How to live with chronic pain - From a nightmare to acceptance, healing and a quality life

Born in Germany where she studied Slavistics, Literature and Linguistics, and Cultural Anthropology, Andrea moved to Prague in 1995 and became a language teacher. After the onset of her disease she learned how to fast in a specialised clinic in Budapest where she was also taught the impact of food on body and health. A year later, she began to learn tai chi, which today she also teaches. Through tai chi she became interested in meditation, qi gong and Chinese medicine. Some years ago, she followed her lifelong passion and began to dance.

Zuzana Železníková

Zuzana Železníková

Facing burnout with holistic medicine approach

Zuzana has Slovak nationality but for more than 10 years living and working abroad. She is experienced coach having 25 years of working experience while more than 15 years at senior positions in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She is certified coach using methods of Neuroleadership, based on neuroscience and result oriented coaching. She is focusing on leadership, change management, performance management and stress management. Next to her both academical and life business experiences she implements in her coaching knowledge of Ayurveda with focus on food as a healing support, methods of Max Strom Breath to Heal, mindfulness and other tools to support people in their journey to live balanced, healthy and enjoyable life from both physical and mental aspects. She also joined Embody Love Movement™ program and became its certified facilitator to participate in empowering girls and women’s to celebrate their inner beauty. Zuzana is completing her study of Perfect Health at the Chopra Center in California. She is passionate yogi, currently living with her husband and son in Prague.

Special Guest speaker

Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

Naturopathic Approach to Determining the Cause of Pain

Dr. Iva Lloyd is currently president of the World Naturopathic Federation (www.worldnaturopathicfederation.org) and she is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the website www.ndhealthfacts.org which is designed as a hub for naturopathic information. She is part-time professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and has maintained a full-time naturopathic practice at Naturopathic Foundations Health Clinic (www.naturopathicfoundations.ca) since 2002  in Markham, Ontario. Dr. Lloyd graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002.

She is the author of four books, ‘Building a Successful Naturopathic Practice’, ‘Messages From The Body – a guide to the energetics of health’ and “The Energetics of Health, a naturopathic assessment” and “The History of Naturopathic Medicine, a Canadian perspective” and numerous other publications.

Bonus video

Michal Frydrych

Michal Frydrych

Professional Czech football defender - Slavia Prague

Michal Frydrych is a professional Czech football defender who currently plays for Slavia Prague in the Czech First League. On 5 March 2017, he scored the winning goal in Slavia’s 1–0 victory over Viktoria Plzeň, a match between the two forerunners for the title that season, and eventually won the title with Slavia.

Michal is sharing with our viewers his relationship with pain in the world of professional sports. Check his video for tips and inspirations for staying in high physical form and at the same time living a healthy, content, balanced life.

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