Cheryl has offered engaging learning experiences promoting heath and well-being throughout her 35 year career. Her passion as an educator, therapist and writer is bridging teachings and practices from the wisdom traditions for self care into health care to facilitate healing for all.
YRMC Healthy Conversations – Welcome Self-Compassion into Your Life
“Into each life some rain must fall.”
These words are more than song lyrics or a familiar expression to Cheryl Van Demark, PT, C-IAYT, Physical Therapist and Yoga Therapist at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). They’re part of a self-compassion practice Van Demark teaches in the YRMC Self-Care Program for Chronic Pain called RAIN—Recognize, Allow, Investigate and Nurture. RAIN is from the work of psychotherapist Tara Brach, PhD.
Sprinkle Some RAIN into Your World
During Practicing Self-Compassion, a YRMC Healthy Conversations presentation, Van Demark teaches you how to practice RAIN and introduces you to the benefits of self-compassion.
“RAIN is a template for a self-compassion practice that can either be brief or lengthy, according to your individual needs,” she explained.
Self-care Practices Inspired by Contemplative Neuroscience & Yoga
This course is offered through the medical continuing education vendor, Medbridge at this link
Contact Cheryl to engage your community today! Together we can craft a fruitful learning experience to serve your needs, or find a list of Cheryl’s most recent speaking engagement topics below:
Design & Implementation of Group Learning Experiences in Self-care for Chronic Pain
Integrative Treatment for the Experience of Chronic Pain: Empowering the Patient
Creating A System of Health Starts with YOU!
Integrative Treatment for Chronic Pain
Aging Gracefully: Informed Choices for Health, Wellness & Well Being
Yoga Therapy As an Adjunct to TNE and PNE (Therapeutic and Pain Neuroscience Education)
Understanding Chronic Pain: Perspectives from the Yoga Tradition
Creating Health: Strategic Implementation of Mind-Body Science
Surprising Ways to Influence Chronic Pain
Group Contemplative Movement Practices
Cheryl’s decade of yoga teaching experience allows her to craft a delightful, comforting and accessible yoga based mindful movement practice for your group. An embodied experience of principles in practice provides an opportunity to deeply embed learning.
Presentation Fee: $100 / hour plus travel expenses