Train Your Brain Away From Pain (TM)

A two-day certification workshop on a single session pain relief class

"Empowered Relief" certification workshop: March 15-16, 2019

Where: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Who may attend: All healthcare professionals may register

Why: Become certified to deliver an evidence-based single-session pain relief class that reduces pain catastrophizing and has broader benefits.

Fees: $210 total ($175 training; $35 admin fee)

Developed by Beth Darnall, PhD, "Empowered Relief" (TM) has been embedded into clinical care pathways at Stanford University since 2013. Early positive scientific results (Darnall et al, J Pain Res 2014) led to major NIH funding to study further the benefits and mechanisms of the single-session pain relief class. The class is manualized, research-grade, and ready for immediate implementation into your clinic or research study. 

To Register:  Each interested party must complete an individual registration form and submit payment. Payment is non-refundable but is transferrable to a future workshop. 

To preserve an intimate learning environment, workshops are limited to 25 registrants. There will be another workshop scheduled for Summer 2019 (dates TBD). Email us if you would like to join the interest list for the Summer workshop. You will be notified via email once registration opens.

Terms of use

Terms of Use:  

Prior to attendance, workshop participants must sign an agreement to the following. 

  • Only certified instructors may deliver the Empowered ReliefTM program.
  • Certified instructors are not authorized to train other clinicians in the Empowered ReliefTM program.
  • Training and certification must be received by the Empowered ReliefTM training team. 
  • The Empowered ReliefTM program must be delivered in its full form: it is a single-session class, all powerpoint slides and the accompanying manualized text must be delivered verbally by the certified instructor over the course of the approximately 2-hour class timeframe. 
  • The Empowered ReliefTM program content may not be altered in any way, including partial delivery of materials. 
  • The Empowered ReliefTM materials may not be redistributed to others or made available for general public access (e.g., no forwarding of the slides or the manual to colleagues; no web postings of proprietary content allowed). 
  • It is assumed that clinicians will practice within the scope of their license and Stanford University and Empowered ReliefTM assumes no liability. 
  • The Empowered ReliefTM slide deck branding must be retained and visible in all presentations. A limited “conference slide deck” will be made available and credit must be attributed to the Empowered ReliefTM program.
  • All research publications that report on the use or results from Empowered ReliefTM must include full attribution as follows:

 Empowered ReliefTM by Beth Darnall ©Stanford University

About Us

In-Person Training

A certification workshop for the single-session pain psychology class designed to address pain catastrophizing and improve personal control over pain (“Empowered Relief”).

Expert Faculty

Beth Darnall, PhD

Clinical Professor

Stanford University School of Medicine

Developer, “Empowered Relief”

Maisa Ziadni, PhD


Stanford University School of Medicine

Master Trainer, “Empowered Relief”

Dr. Darnall Author

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