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If you are a healthcare executive considering adopting Empowered Relief at your organization, please request a meeting our team to discuss options.

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Empowered Relief
C/O: Stanford Division of Pain Medicine
1070 Arastradero Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Frequently asked questions

General questions

What is Empowered Relief?

Empowered Relief is an evidence-based, single-session pain class that rapidly equips patients with pain relief skills. Developed at Stanford University. Clinicians may attend a certification workshop that will allow them to embed Empowered Relief within their care setting.

Are Empowered Relief Clinician Certification Workshops approved for continuing education?

Yes. Please review our continuing education information for further details.

Can anyone deliver Empowered Relief?

No. Only certified instructors may deliver the Empowered Relief program. Please review our terms of use for additional information.

Which types of clinicians are eligible to become certified?

Any licensed clinician is eligible to register for our clinician certification workshops (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, mental health therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists).

Are scholarships available?

Yes. We are pleased to offer three need-based scholarships per workshop. Scholarships provide a 50% discount on the registration fee.

I have a suggestion for Empowered Relief.

That's fantastic! We always love to hear feedback from our instructors. You can send in your feedback here.

I have another question.

No problem. Just email us, and we'll help you out.

Which payment methods can I use?

We use Eventbrite to process registrations. We support payment via credit card. In terms of credit cards, our payment provider supports Visa, Discover, MasterCard and American Express. If your company or organization wants to purchase a large number of spots for your employees, please contact us.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, registration fees are non-refundable.

Can I transfer my registration to a future workshop?

Requests to transfer registration to a future workshop will be considered with at least 30 days' notice only.

Certified instructors

How do I purchase a copy of the instructor manual for acute/surgical pain, a language translation, a VA specific manual, or a replacement manual?

Empowered Relief® Certified Instructors can request any of the Empowered Relief® Instructor Manuals by completing the form linked here. Spiral-bound manuals are $20 with shipping and handling included. Once we verify your Empowered Relief® Instructor status, we will email you an invoice to complete the payment.

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