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Mindfulness Techniques for Managing Pain

Oct 26 – Nov 30

Thursday, 3:00-4:00 ET

This is a five-week online class in which we will learn useful techniques for managing chronic pain including:

    (1) How to distinguish between “primary pain” (which is a given) and “secondary pain” (which is optional); (2) Using breath awareness to release tension; (3) how to get perspective on our thoughts with a kind and positive attitude; (4) how to pace ourselves and manage the fluctuations of good and bad days; and (5) choosing our reactions to what is.

Classes will consist of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques as well as discussion. It is led by Vidyamala Burch, who is a mindfulness and compassion teacher, coach, award-winning author, and Co-founder of the leading mindfulness organization Breathworks. She began teaching her mindfulness approach for managing pain and illness following a fall 30 years ago that left her with partial paraplegia and chronic pain. NO class on October 23 (Thanksgiving)

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