Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Chronic Pain


Mindfulness-based Interventions for chronic pain are specifically adapted from the original MBSR programme to introduce an individual challenged with chronic pain and chronic conditions to mindfulness and meditation. The interventions are taught by health professionals experienced in pain management to adults and children.

Participants learn the principles of mindfulness meditation, the importance of living in the moment, the power of now and how these relate to less suffering and less pain.

Mindfulness assists us to remain calmer and may help to change the intensity of pain suffering, both emotional and physical, in a positive way. These interventions help to develop an understanding of how stress and a sensitive nervous system can affect our pain and to learn strategies to manage pain better.

The interventions offered may vary in length and can be tailored to individual needs. They include:

  • Tools to increase wise-mind and resilience
  • Mindful movement
  • Dialogue and discussions to gain insight and so develop individual pain management strategies
  • Opportunities to enhance the mind-body connection, self-nurture and awareness
  • Developing interpersonal relationship skills in a broad context
  • Guided meditation recordings and home practice manuals enabling the development of daily practice

Programmes Available:

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