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Empowered Relief® is an evidence-based, skills-based class that requires only ONE VISIT

Empowered Relief® is a two-hour pain class that was developed by a pain psychologist and researcher at Stanford University. It is delivered by certified clinicians world-wide. Researchers who developed Empowered Relief found that participation in the class reduced pain-related distress, pain intensity, pain interference with daily life, sleep problems, and many other symptoms. These results were found to last 6 months after taking the class! Empowered Relief® is currently delivered as part of standard care at major medical systems like Cleveland Clinic, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and many others.


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  • What is Empowered Relief®?
    Empowered Relief® is an evidence-based, two-hour pain class. It was developed by pain researchers at Stanford University, and delivered exclusively by certified clinicians world-wide. According to 5 randomized-controlled trials, participation in the class reduced pain intensity, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and many other symptoms. Symptom relief was found to be enduring. Empowered Relief® is currently delivered as part of standard pain, and pre-surgical care at Cleveland Clinic, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and other major health systems.
  • Is Empowered Relief® for me?
    Empowered Relief has been shown to be effective in people who have chronic and acute pain, as well as people who are about to undergo surgery. It doesn't matter how long you have been in pain, or whether you are treating your pain in other ways, for the intervention to be effective.
  • How will the class be delivered?
    The class will be delivered live online via telehealth (Simple Practice). To join the waitlist, please fill out the registration form on this page to be notified when the class will be offered in 2024. We know that having the support of family and friends is important. You are more than welcome to invite a friend or family member to join you for the class, as long as they are physically in the same place as yourself.
  • When will the class take place?
    Provided that enough people sign up, the first class will be on Saturday, May 11th at 9am PT. If you are unable to attend that day, don't worry! I hope to offer this class on a recurring bases so there will be other opportunities to attend.
  • How long is the class?
    Empowered Relief is a 2-hour online class, however please budget for 2 hours and 20 minutes to make sure your internet connection and equipment work as expected.
  • How much does the class cost?
    The 2 hour class costs $129 and can be paid by credit card, ACH, FSA or HSA. If cost is a barrier, please contact Dr. Yam.
  • Oh no, I can't make the class!
    If you are unable to make the class, please notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance and your fee will be refunded (less a $10 service charge). You are very welcome to re-enroll and take the class next time it is offered.



Empowered Relief® should not replace a medical evaluation

Empowered Relief® is an educational class and attendance does not establish a therapist-client (or treating) relationship with the instructor

Empowered Relief® is interactive and includes participant Q&A. (if you wish to protect your privacy, you will be able to leave your camera off and refrain from interacting with the group)

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