Course Description

The Psychology of Rehabilitation workshop is all about productive communication with clients and with ourselves, when overcoming illness, injury, or suffering of any kind.  The nature of pain is that if it is sustained over months and years rather than days and weeks, it can literally rewire how we process muscular contraction, and ultimately delay and even inhibit recovery. We can exist in fight or flight breath, posture, and mentality with anguish always close by, for decades. Unfortunately it is quite sustainable, if incredibly damaging, and uncomfortable.  The way out can last years, or it can be fast.  The difference is how one views the challenge. Consideration for the fascia, the spine, breath, lymphatic health, nutrition, and exercise are all central components to the most meaningful facets of healing, but mental health is equally important to consider. In this workshop you will learn powerful sequences and approaches that help to reprogram belief systems and clean the slate of the mind, to reset our understanding about pain and healing, and ultimately help us speed up recovery.  Tools used by national athletes begin in the mind, the self-discipline of a meditation practice governed by the intent to recover and get back in the game, begins with meditation sequences and mind exercises. This workshop will deliver powerful approaches that will help you help your clients heal with less suffering, and ultimately enjoy their “Return to Life” (Joseph Pilates).

Owner and Founder

Risa Mathews

Risa Mathews has owned and operated Boditree Pilates & Healing in Vancouver since 1999. Prior to this time Risa was residing in Sydney, Australia, where she was attending grad school, and also operating her first Boditree Pilates studio, in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Risa sold her Sydney studio in late 1999, and opened Boditree in Vancouver soon after returning home. Risa has successfully integrated a number of healing modalities into the Pilates environment, which has shown to assist participants in managing pain and better prepare them for physical exercise. Risa has created, published, and trademarked a number of protocols that will now be shared via online course offerings. Risa has researched and created these protocols to help manage the following, but not limited to : chronic pain, injury, rehabilitation from surgery, plus a multitude of conditions such scoliosis, Parkinsons, MS, learning disabilities, joint replacement, emotional trauma, post-surgical rehabilitation, and pre and post-natal conditioning. These online courses are meant to give fellow instructors and movement therapists an opportunity to study with Risa, without having to travel to Vancouver. Risa holds a BA from Simon Fraser University (1990) and an MA from Macquarie University (1995), and has a background in dance, aquatics, teaching, publishing, and public speaking.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Boditree Psychology of Rehabilitation

    • The Psychology of Rehabilitation

  • 2

    Boditree Psychology of Rehabilitation Video

    • Boditree Psychology of Rehabilitation Video

Related coursework from Boditree Pilates with Risa Mathews

  • $179.99

    $179.99Psychology of Rehabilitation

    Buy Now