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

"Empowered Relief" certification workshop: August 26-27 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: $395

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 30 registrants. If you are unable to join the summer workshop email us if you would like to join the interest list for the next workshop. You will be notified via email once registration opens.

Terms of use

Terms of Use for Empowered ReliefTM:

  • The Empowered Relief materials may not be redistributed to others or made available to colleagues or for general public access (e.g., no forwarding of the slides or the manual to colleagues; no web postings of proprietary content allowed). 
  • Only certified instructors may deliver the Empowered Relief program.
  • Certified instructors are not authorized to train other clinicians in the Empowered Relief  program.
  • Training and certification must be received by the Empowered Relief training team. 
  • The Empowered Relief  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 Relief program content may not be altered in any way, including partial delivery of materials. 
  • It is assumed that clinicians will practice within the scope of their license and Stanford University and Empowered Relief assumes no liability. 
  • The Empowered Relief slide deck branding must be retained and visible in all class presentations. A very brief promotional slide deck is available upon request; credit must be attributed to the Empowered Relief program. These few slides allow you to promote yourself and your organization as offering the Empowered Relief program.
  • All research publications that report on the use or results from Empowered Relief must include full attribution as follows: Empowered Relief by Beth Darnall ©2013-2019 Stanford University

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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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