Brain Mastery (8-part series)

Dr. Lau is a board-certified anesthesiologist, MindValley Mckenna certified hypnotherapist, and interventional pain specialist who shares 40+ years of changing pain-to-life lived experience to create this interactive and didactic 8-part series. She uses brain chemistry and neuroscience to achieve better pain control, applies group hypnotherapy to enhance brain function, and identifies where you are stuck in your healthcare journey and discusses possible solutions to move past your barriers. This series is open to ALL, irrespective of your prior knowledge of brain health. No preparation is required.

Brain Health for Life (8-part series)

This unique and didactic 8-part series is facilitated by pain specialist Dr. Lau. Each session delves into brain physiology, provides practical tips to improve brain function, body health and emotional resilience. In this series, we are excited to join you in sharing effective ways of keeping our brains healthy for life. Also with each session, we share you a couple of tips on how changepain services have changed and how these impact your care and communications.  

Headache, Neck and Facial Pain (5-part series)

This didactic 5-part series is facilitated by pain specialist Dr. Burns. Sessions will cover the most prevalent types of primary and secondary headaches and facial pain, pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain, drug treatment, interventional procedures, medication overuse, multidisciplinary approaches, self-management and comorbidities associated.  

Relaxation (9-part series)

This didactic 9-part series dives deep into the stress management and relaxation training concepts taught in the second session of Empowering You to changepain. Explore a variety of tools, including breathing, meditation, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, self-compassion, chair yoga, and emotion regulation. We want to support you in actively using these tools in your daily life; strategies for successful habit change will be explored. 

Self-Compassion (6-part series)

This didactic 6-part series dives deep into higher levels of self-compassion taught in our Empowering program. We want to support you in breaking the habits of judging, shaming, and beating ourselves up and learning to be kinder to ourselves. You will be guided through a practical and experiential exploration of self-compassion applied to navigating pain, our health care system, relationships, productivity, emotions, and body image. 

Healing After Trauma (4-part series)

This is a didactic 4-part series. Stress impacts us all – trauma occurs when stressful events or situations overwhelm our system, impeding healing and recovery. Trauma essentially results from circumstances that are too fast, too much, or too soon. In this GMV we will look at the physiology of trauma and introduce tools for self-regulation such as simple Qigong-based movements, breathwork, visualizations, strategies, etc.  


August 2024 GMV Updates

Upcoming Series Thurs. Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm | Relaxation (9-part series) | Dr. Bright & Sarah Jamieson Fri. Aug…

July 2024 GMV Updates

Upcoming Series Thurs. July 4 @ 4:30 pm | Relaxation (9-part series) | Dr. Bright & Sarah Jamieson Fri. July…

June 2024 GMV Updates

Upcoming Series Wed. June 5 @ 9:30 am | Safe Movement: Pacing & Stepping Into Your Recovery (6-part series) |…

May 2024 GMV Updates

Upcoming Series Thurs. May 2 @ 1:30 pm | Empowering (8-part series) | Dr. Issy & Sarah Jamieson Thurs. May…


Cost of Initial Assessments - Non-MSP Medical

Private Medical Consultation (PMC) Multidisciplinary Private Assessment (MDPA)
Description Expedited, focused assessment to determine fit for non-MSP covered services requested:
IV Lidocaine Infusion, Ketamine Therapies, Prolotherapy, BOTOX, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Comprehensive functional and medical assessment with a multidisciplinary report addressing the biopsychosocial issues identified.
Care Team Pain Specialist Pain Specialist
Functional Movement Specialist
Duration 30 minutes 2 hours
Cost $450.00 $3,500.00

This will close in 0 seconds

Cost of Initial Assessments - Allied Health

Assessment Duration Cost
Chiropractic Initial 60 minutes $165.00
Physiotherapy Initial 60 minutes $160.00
Kinesiology Initial 45 minutes $90.00 (+ tax)
Counselling Initial 90 minutes $250.00
Acupuncture Initial 45 minutes $140.00
Ketamine Counselling Initial for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy 60 minutes $250.00

This will close in 0 seconds