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Program IMPACT PA!N 2024

IMPACT PA!N 2024 Program:

The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands (PA!N) will organize free activities for the people of Amsterdam: for those with pain, their loved ones, and anyone else interested. Dance workshops in Vondelpark, weekly art tours in the Rijksmuseum, comedy shows at Boom Chicago, and, of course, science; at NEMO during the museum night... It's all on the program to get the public to think about pain in an accessible way and how they might be able to influence their own pain.
 

Sanctum Dansworkshop ‘Dans, bewegen, muziek en de invloed op pijn’ in het Vondelpark
In collaboration with Sanctum, we are creating a special program based on dance, movement and music to strengthen the body and enhance mental well-being. Pre-registration is required.

Costs:             the workshop is free, pre-registration is required (link will soon be available)
Data:               Tuesday August 6th at 18:00 hours
                         Thursday August 8th at 18:00 hours
Duration:         50 minuts

Can we do something ourselves about 'our pain'? Dancing and moving help build muscle strength and flexibility and reduce pain sensitivity. Listening to music, especially music that you enjoy, also decreases pain sensitivity. In this open-air workshop, we will combine dance, movement, and music to personally experience what it does to our bodies.
 

Comedy show: Boom Chicago ‘Comedy & Pain’
In collaboration with BOOM Chicago, we are creating a special program that introduces you to the world of comedy and the influence of laughter on your pain. Pre-registration is required.

Costs:              We are giving away 100 free ticket, maximum tickets per emailadress is 2 (link will soon be available)
Data:                Wednesday August 7th at 20:30 hours
                         Thursday August 8th at 20:30 hours
Duration:         1-2 hours

Can we do something ourselves about 'our pain'? Humor can help to better endure pain and to better handle the burden that often accompanies pain. Comedy and laughter can reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and decrease sensitivity to pain. In this stand-up comedy show, you will personally experience what laughter does to your pain.

Rijksmuseum: Rondleiding ‘Pijn in de Kunst’
In collaboration with the guide from the Rijksmuseum, we create a special program that takes you into the world of art and pain. The guided tour is free, but you have to reserve a time slot and buy your entrance ticket for the Rijksmuseum.

Costs:              the guided tour is free, but you have to reserve a time slot and buy your entrance ticket for the Rijksmuseum.
Data:                every Friday afternoon at 14:30 hours from August 16th till December 27th. 
Duration:         1,5 hours

Looking at art can help to better understand, recognize, and acknowledge pain in the broadest sense of the word. In this tour, you will look at art objects from the Rijksmuseum's collection. Art has the potential to promote health and well-being. In this interactive tour, the guide will take you through the pain depicted in the art.

NEMO Science Museum: Interactief experiment ‘Het effect van lachen op je pijnervaring’
In collaboration with the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam, we will conduct an experiment to see if laughter affects your pain sensitivity. This event takes place during the Museum night.

Costs
:              Free with a ticket for the Museumn8 
Data:                November 2nd (Museum night)
Duration:         19:00 hours – 02:00 hours

Can we do something ourselves about 'our pain' by laughing? Humor can help better tolerate pain and bear the burden that often comes with pain. Laughter can reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and decrease sensitivity to pain. In this event, we will measure your pain thresholds to see if humor makes you less sensitive to pain.