Self-Help for Jaw Pain course.

Your journey to a pain-free jaw starts here.

You’re on the verge of making a big shift, no matter how long you’ve experienced jaw issues.

You are about to learn to apply advanced therapeutic techniques to yourself without needing years of training.

And in just a few weeks, you will experience changes: a more relaxed jaw, easier chewing, a big reduction in pain.

Let’s make that happen together.

Let’s talk! Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with MaryAnn if you have any questions about whether this course is right for you.

Proven steps to eliminate jaw pain.

It’s rarely simple. Nearly always, several factors contribute to your misery. Each of the weekly classes has a different focus as we progress through these five weeks.

Replace the clenching habit.

Clenching is a habit you can change within the five weeks of this course, starting with the first class. Grinding during sleep is a little more involved, but it can be done. No more tooth damage!

Free your body.

Poor posture can contribute to jaw pain. So can dysfunctional movement patterns and a body that needs better alignment. We’ll do some fun moves in class two to loosen up and start using our hands to release shoulder and neck tension.

Reduce stress.

It starts with awareness — how do you know when you’re stressed? Could you notice it sooner? We’ll practice some simple stress reduction techniques in the third class, and you’ll probably find a favorite. You’ll sleep better. You’ll feel more centered, grounded, and relaxed. So will your head.

Work on your jaw muscles.

In class 4, you’ll learn from a skilled massage therapist how to release tension in the muscles that contribute most to your jaw pain, including your small, rarely-touched internal jaw muscles. We do this by feel and movement to find the right places.

Maintain your progress.

What can you do to keep your jaws feeling more aligned and spacious? In our last class, we’ll create a plan that works for you after this course ends.

Additional features:

  • A small class size, ensuring that no one gets lost in the crowd.
  • An invitation to join a new, private Facebook group to connect and communicate in between the weekly classes. (This is not the Word of Mouth group. This group is only for those taking the course.)
  • A private 30-minute Zoom session with MaryAnn.

If creating lasting relief for your own jaw pain motivates you to improve your quality of life, this course is for you.

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You Have Questions? I Have Answers!

Can I talk to MaryAnn before signing up?

Yes! The best way is for you to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. MaryAnn will call you at the appointed time.

When does this course meet?

This 5-class course meets on Zoom every Thursday, starting September 24 and ending October 22. Each of the five classes lasts an hour, starting at 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 pm Central, 6:30 Mountain, and 5:30 Pacific time.

How many people will be taking this course? 

It’s limited to eight participants and the teacher.

I can’t make these dates and times. Will you offer it again?

It depends on demand. To be notified if that happens, join MaryAnn’s email list.

Are there any prerequisites or requirements for taking this course?

You need enough space to stand up and swing your arms around in.

During Class 1, you’ll need 5 or 6 wooden coffee stir sticks. Disposable wooden chopsticks will also suffice.

Before Class 3, you’ll need short fingernails, latex fingercots or latex or nitrile gloves (commonly available online for delivery and at pharmacies), and some tissues.

You may wish to keep a journal throughout the course to note changes.

How can you teach advanced manual therapy techniques online?

You’ll have expert guidance. Using Zoom, MaryAnn will demonstrate where to touch on a model of a skull first, and then on herself, so you can see. She can verbally guide you to just the right place inside your mouth by feel.

If there’s a problem, she can zoom in and ask you questions about what you’re feeling to determine how to guide you more effectively.

I’m already in your Word of Mouth Facebook group. Will this course include new material? 

Yes. This is a hands-on, experiential self-treatment course. You will learn how to treat your own jaw and related issues — using your own hands. If you’ve read the units, you will be familiar with some of the material, especially in Class 1.

How can I come out of this course with an amazing success story?

It’s simple. Show up for each class ready to learn and do the work. Ask questions if you don’t understand.

In addition, accept the challenge to practice your new skills outside of class. Plan to practice at least 15 minutes per day in several small chunks.

Participate in the Facebook group. Share your progress, and ask for support if you need it.

In just five weeks, you could be telling someone else with jaw issues to take this class or writing a testimonial that will make all the difference in someone else’s quality of life.

Can this course help with severe jaw issues?

Because stress and muscle tension are nearly universal companions for jaw pain, practically everyone can experience a reduction in tension and pain from receiving intra-oral manual treatment or learning to treat themselves.

However, some advanced TMJ issues, such as damage in the joint capsule, require intervention beyond the scope of this course. Schedule a phone consultation with MaryAnn if you’re unsure.

I’ve experienced trauma in the past. Should I take this course?

Because the body stores unresolved trauma, bodywork can sometimes initiate a trauma release. For more on this, read The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk.

How will you know if this happens to you? You may experience unpleasant emotions and memories arising that seem unconnected to your current life.

This is part of the process of your body-mind system restoring itself to a more resilient state.

If this happens, breathe through the unpleasantness, which will dissipate within a couple of minutes.

Write in your journal and have a supportive friend or counselor you can turn to if needed.

And please tell MaryAnn. She is trained in SomatoEmotional Release and has experience with trauma recovery. She can also help you find a good trauma recovery specialist if you need more support.

How much time will I need to implement these new skills each week? 

Frequent short repetitions are more effective in creating long-term changes than trying to do it all in big chunks. 

Class 2 will cover adopting a practice for releasing restrictions in the body, which will benefit you for the rest of your life. Although MaryAnn can recommend several techniques, and is open to learning about others, teaching them is outside the scope of this course.

What if I can’t make a class in the series?

There are no make-up classes, but each class will be recorded on Zoom, and the video will be posted in the private Facebook group.

What is the cost? 

The total fee for the fall 2020 course is $297 (US).

If there’s anything else you need to know, shoot an email to or schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with MaryAnn.

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