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Calm Lake
Empowered Relief ™ Pain Class

Presented by Empowered Wellness Occupational Therapy

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Empowered Relief™ is a cutting-edge, evidence-based pain treatment developed at Stanford University that rapidly equips people with effective pain relief skills in just ONE 2-hour class.

ER is effective at reducing: 

  • ​Pain-related Distress

  • Pain Intensity

  • Pain Interference

  • Pain Bothersomeness

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Sleep Disturbance

 A 2021 NIH-funded randomized controlled trial revealed that: "single-session Empowered Relief is clinically equivalent to 16 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy (gold-standard behavioral treatment for chronic pain) at 3 months and 6 months post-treatment for reducing pain-related distress, pain intensity, pain interference, pain bothersomeness, depression, anxiety, fatigue and sleep disturbance."


"The Empowered Relief line of science includes four randomized controlled trials conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine involving patients with chronic pain and patients undergoing different types of surgery. All four trials have yielded clinically meaningful results and durable efficacy at 3 months and 6 months post-treatment. Multidimensional benefits across a range of symptoms suggest that Empowered Relief is an all-purpose intervention for people with acute and chronic pain."                Source:

Empowered Relief is clinically equivalent to 16 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy (the gold-standard behavioral treatment for chronic pain).  

Is Empowered Relief™ reliable?

  • Empowered Relief™ (ER) was developed by pain psychologists at Stanford University.

  • Empowered Relief™ may only be delivered by certified instructors.

  • Multiple studies have shown ER consistently produces clinically meaningful results. 

What are the benefits of this program?

  • It requires only one live 2-hour class, done in person or online.

  • Participants will gain pain relief skills they can use right away.

  • It empowers individuals to steer themselves toward pain relief.

  • It helps medical treatments work better and works alongside all other medical treatments.

  • Participants will leave the class with a personal plan for pain relief and a free binaural relaxation audio file.

How do I take this class with you?

  • Sign up at the form located at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch to schedule your class.

  • Group and individual sessions are available, depending on your preference. 

  • Location: At this time, classes are only offered online via Zoom

  • Cost: Sliding scale available to increase affordability and access for patients. 


Sign up for a class here.

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