D.A.R.E. to Heal

The next 8-week program starts September, 2022

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3 ABSOLUTE TRUTHS ABOUT PAIN

Your pain is 100% REAL.

Pain is CHANGEABLE no matter how long it's been with you.  

You do not need to wait for your pain to be gone to start ENJOYING life. 

Regardless of what diagnosis you do or don’t have, there is always something that can be done. 

The body has an amazing capacity to heal and it is NEVER too late

to teach your system it has options other than pain and protection.  


You do not have to  ‘just learn to live with it'.

What you CAN do is learn to work with your pain and gain the tools needed to start changing it today.

The D.A.R.E. to Heal program

  • Empowers you to take control of your own pain, your own health

  • Is a safe space where you will be heard

  • Offers a community that validates your experiences 

  • Can be accessed from the comfort of your own home at your convenience

  • Can be done in your pj's from bed when that is all you can manage

  • Educates you about current pain neuroscience concepts in an easy-to-digest, practical way

  • Helps to demystify conflicting information and advice 

  • Clarifies what is going on in your body:

    • How pain works

    • How & why your system reacts the way it does

    • How you can influence and change the way your protective systems react & respond

    • How you can change your pain by working WITH it rather than fighting or ignoring it

  • Demystifies how pain can be so unpleasant and challenging even though you can’t ‘see’ it

  • Clarifies how it is that your pain level and what shows up on an MRI, X-ray or other tests, don’t seem to line up 

  • Offers a community that listens to, supports and encourages each other

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I've done the research and all the legwork for you and put it together in an easy-to-use format. 

I've listened to your stories, felt your pain and, 

as someone who has been in chronic pain for over 12 yrs, I am living it with you.

I've considered everything that makes living with pain difficult and designed this program with YOU in mind.

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D.A.R.E. TO HEAL

8- WEEK PROGRAM

(with access for 10 weeks)

$454 

CAD - tax included

In this program, new content in the following categories is unlocked each week:

  • Pain care nuggets

  • Movement snacks

  • Breath practice

  • Mindfulness / awareness practice

  • Vagal tone practice

  • Journal prompt

  • Creativity exploration

 

Also included:

  • 4 live coaching calls (NB: A recording of the live calls will be available in your library for the duration of the program.)

  • Private community for past and current D.A.R.E members only (on Facebook).

 

BONUS CONTENT:

  • D.A.R.E. checklist PDF

  • Sleep hygiene PDF

  • Morning 'motion is lotion' video

  • Toilet Spine Spirals video

  • Dry brushing PDF

  • "Shake it Off" video

  • Suggested props PDF

  • Play vs work mindset video

  • To plan or not to plan video

If this is your first experience with D.A.R.E. start with the 8-week online program. 

 

To continue your journey at the end of 8 weeks join the D.A.R.E. to Live membership. 

DTR MEMBERSHIP

$89 / month

or a one time payment of $890

Get 2 months FREE 

when you subscribe for the annual plan

CAD - tax included

In the membership, the following content is added monthly:

  • Pain care nuggets

  • Movement snacks

  • Breath practice

  • Mindfulness/awareness practice

  • Journal prompt

  • Creativity exploration

  • Self-release / Acuyoga/ Vagal tone

  • Functional nutrition tip

  • Yoga therapy or psycho-emotional connections 

  • Full-length class(30-60 mins) in a mix of styles (yoga, somatics, Pilates, Feldenkrais)

 

Also included:

  • Private community for D.A.R.E. members only (on Facebook)

  • Some of my favourite things!  (Books, podcasts, props, etc...)

  • Live coaching calls each month (NB: A recording of the live calls will be available in your library for 3 months.)

 

BONUS:

  • Content from the  8 week D.A.R.E to Heal course will be dripped into the membership. 

 

NB:   Membership can be cancelled at any time.

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This program combines years of research,

over 20 years of clinical practice & teaching movement,

and honours current pain neuroscience research.

 

There is nothing in this program  I have not embodied to manage my own pain.

My own D.A.R.E. to Heal journey gave me my life back

and I can't wait to guide you

on your personal D.A.R.E journey!!

Are you ready to explore this empowering, multi-faceted approach to pain care?

 

I will guide you through every step of the way

with the goal of teaching you the tools and the skills needed to ultimately

rely on your own instincts about what would be most helpful to you and when.

See what others have to say
about D.A.R.E'S (previously titled 'DTR')
unique approach to pain care:
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(19b) allowed to explore feelings-belief
(15) no guru-only sharing knowledge-feel
(21) validating gift-not limited to pain
(26) exceeded expectation-best gift for
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Q:  I’ve never done an online program, do I need special equipment?

Nothing special!  Just a computer (or phone or ipad) and internet access.

 

Q:  How much time will this program take?

You can work your way through this program in ANY way that feels good for you.  My suggestion is to dedicate 2-5 minutes per day   Start where feels good and build up to a 30-60 minute session once / week.

 

Q:  Do I need to have any previous experience with breath or mindfulness to benefit from this program?

NO!  I will guide you though every step of the way regardless how much experience you do or do not already have.  What IS required is an open mind and a willingness to learn, experiment and explore.

Q:  If I enjoy a particular lesson, can I access it more than once?

ABSOLUTELY!  As new content is unlocked  you can continue to revisit the content for the duration of the program (and an extra 2 weeks once it's done). 

By adding a heart icon to the practices you enjoy they will automatically get filed in your 'favourites' folder for easy access when you want to revisit them. 

 

Q:  Are you available for questions?

a)  Before the program starts:  You can DM me on  Facebook and Instagram  or you can email me.

b)  Once the program starts:

There will be a LIVE coaching calls once every 2 weeks in the 8 week program and once a month in the membership.  These sessions start and end with a guided practice and are then opened up to questions and discussion. 

 

D.A.R.E. also has a private Facebook community you'll have access to once you join.  It's always nice to reach out there and see if anyone in the community can guide you.  It's  a kind and supportive group.

 

If you would like to book a one-on-one online session with me my rates are:

  • 90 minutes - $175 CAD tax included

  • 60 minutes - $126 CAD tax included

  • 30 minutes - $75 CAD tax included

  • 15 minutes - $25 tax included

In person sessions are also available at the same rate if you are in Montreal.

Q:  What is the investment, again?

For less than the cost of  4 Osteopathy sessions  you will have an Osteopath in your home (virtually!) guiding you every step of the way. 

 

The 8 week program (with access for an additional 2 weeks) is only $454 CAD (tax included).

The membership program is only $89 CAD (tax included) / month or $890 annually.  NB:  Two months FREE when you choose the annual option.

Q:  Will there be recordings of the live sessions?

YES! Participation in the live sessions are optional.  They are there for YOU. 

If the timing doesn't work for you, you can access the recorded sessions in your D.A.R.E library  any time while a member.  So if you miss a live session, no problem! 

You are welcome to join the lives with your camera off if you aren't feeling up to being seen or interacting.

Q:  Will I have access to the recordings for life?

In the D.A.R.E. to Heal program you will have access to view the recordings for 10 weeks.  For D.A.R.E to Live membership you will have access to the recordings for as long as you are a member of the program. NB: Recordings are switched out every 3 months to keep things fresh and interesting!  Don't worry, your favourites will come back.