Manage pain while participating in life.
Discover how mindfulness practice can reduce your pain experience with our mindfulness workshops.
Mindfulness Workshops are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00am.
What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally”, according to John Kabat-Zinn, a leader in mindfulness practice. Mindfulness principles and practices have been proven to help people manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. Research also has shown that some participants have been able to reduce and, sometimes, eliminate the use pain medications through ongoing daily mindfulness practice.
How can mindfulness exercises help with my chronic pain?
Mindfulness exercises help people to focus their mind and body in the moment without judgment. Daily mindfulness practice can be help people living with chronic pain manage negative or worrisome thoughts which can lead to increased pain. Being able to focus on relaxing the body by recognizing breath and body sensations can help manage pain as well as reduce depression and anxiety symptoms.
- Reduce depression
- Reduce anxiety symptoms
- Reduce pain experience
Mindfulness workshops available over video.
Meet Glenn Banks
As a mental health and substance abuse therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with people who are living with chronic pain. In my work, I encourage people to approach mindfulness with an open and inquisitive mind. Mindfulness has been an important tool I’ve used to help people manage the impacts of chronic pain. It has been a privilege to accompany people on their journey toward actively participating in a life with chronic pain. If you’re living with chronic pain, mindfulness could be a helpful tool for you.