In-Person Seminar

Stress, Movement & Pain

Dates and Locations

How safe do you feel, right now, in your body?

Whether you practice in outpatient, inpatient, acute care, orthopedics or neurology, nearly all your patients are experiencing stress and it is fundamentally affecting how they move and perceive the world and themselves. This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neuromusculoskeletal issues centered around the neuroscience of stress, trauma, and movement through the application of current clinical evidence.

We will identify the relationship between threat perception, the autonomic nervous system, the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, and movement to create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with stress and movement.

Designed for the clinician not interested in the status quo; you will learn how to improve your patient outcomes regardless of specialty or condition because the science of stress, perception, and movement is foundational to all human experience.

What is this Course?

You will learn about how stress and trauma influences movement, induces inflammation, produces and perpetuates pain. You will learn manual techniques, movement interventions, and ways to interview and interact with clients in new ways that you’ve likely not seen before and will get to experience firsthand how it actually feels to let go of stress and pain yourself as over half of the 2-day course is hands-on experiential learning.

Who is this Course for?

This course is for anyone who works with other people: physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists, physicians, psychotherapists, coaches, personal trainers. If you treat or coach people, they’re likely stressed and would benefit from this work.

We also offer a discounted rate for students in graduate-level coursework.


Course Outline

Day 1

8:00 – Registration
8:30 – Stress and Self-Regulation
9:30 – BREAK
9:45 – Autonomic Foundations of Stress
11:00 – LAB: Autonomic Assessment
12:00 – LUNCH (on your own)
1:00 – Brain, Stress, and Behavior
1:45 – Supporting Safety and Regulation:
Touch and Interoception
3:00 – BREAK
3:15 – LAB: Manual Thoracoabdominal Techniques –
Clinical Application
4:00 – LAB: Manual Cranial Techniques –
Clinical Application
4:45 – LAB: Manual Grounding Techniques –
Clinical Application
5:30 – Adjourn

Day 2

8:00 – Pain and Prediction
9:30 – BREAK
10:15 – Effects of Threat and Stress on Movement
12:00 – LUNCH (on your own)
1:00 – Creating an Environment of Safety
1:45 – LAB: Vagal Stimulation
2:30 – LAB: Intro to Teaching Embodied Movement
3:00 – BREAK
3:15 – LAB: Teaching Embodied Movement – Clinical Application
4:00 – How to Use Techniques and Protocols in Your Clinical Setting
4:30 – Q/A, Course Evaluation
5:00 – Adjourn


Dates and Locations

April 13-14, 2019

​Flagstaff, Arizona
Northern Arizona University
Health Professions Building #66
208 E Pine Knoll Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86011


May 4-5, 2019

​Denver, Colorado
Ethos Colorado Training Facility
11465 W I-70 Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


June 22-23, 2019

Greenville, South Carolina
St. Francis Therapy Center at Millenium
2 Innovation Drive
Greenville, SC 29607


September 21-22, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts
Central Mass Physical Therapy & Wellness
354 West Boylston St., Suite 111
West Boylston, MA 01583


2020 Course Locations Coming Soon

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What People Are Saying

” Seth’s seminar has given me the understanding and tools to help individuals in a way that no other has done, even better that what is taught does not conflict with other methods but instead compliments. It is one of the best continuing education opportunities I have taken in the 11 years I have been in this industry. I think that anyone in the human performance or rehab realm will benefit greatly from this course as long as they take the time to sharpen the skills learned from this course.”

Henry Lau, LMT

​”This course was awesome, and the instructor’s ability to keep us all engaged was greatly appreciated. I will highly recommend this course to others.”

John B., ATC

“Seth understands the science. He can break it down with confidence. His confidence and skill gives you more confidence and readiness for implementing this work into your own practice.

Nicole H., DPT

“This is truly a fantastic course and I feel these techniques can help people around the world in so many different situations at any stage in life. Thank you so much for your passion and dedication to the field.”

– Jean B., PT

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