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Four Week Program: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Living with Chronic Pain

Provision Health and Performance
1400 Dowell Springs Blvd. Ste 100, Knoxville, TN 37909
June 08, 2017 - 06:00 PM - June 29, 2017 07:30 PM

Want to learn a drug-free approach to living with chronic pain? Do you feel overwhelmed by your pain? Does your pain cause you stress?
Starts: Thur, June 8th – June 29th. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Provision Health & Fitness. Cost $150

Want to learn a drug-free approach to living with chronic pain? Do you feel overwhelmed by your pain? Does your pain cause you stress?

 

According to the American Pain Society, nearly 50 million Americans live with chronic pain.

If you are one these 50 million Americans, you’ve probably tried the latest drugs, therapies, and treatments, and still may find yourself at a loss…stuck in a cycle of fear and uncertainty about life, work, family, and so much more.

Wouldn’t it be great to learn a life skill that is simple, practical, and evidence-based? A life skill that is highly portable and accessible in any place and time?

At The Mindful Center Knoxville, we call this life skill, mindfulness meditation, and it can help you gain a healthier, wiser, and more wholesome relationship to living a life with chronic pain.

In this four week program, we’ll explore different teachings on how to build a more healthy understanding to living with chronic pain, one rooted in mindfulness, self-compassion, and wisdom.  You will be assigned with daily homework designed to help you transform your life and your relationship to pain.

Get control of your health, healing, and life with mindfulness meditation!  Register today!

Register today! If you have any questions, please contact: Instructor, Claudio Barrientos / P: (865) 219-3210 / E: claudio@themindfulcenter.com

Five Important Questions

What will I learn in this program?

* A simple, practical, and non-religious understanding of mindfulness meditation
* A life skill you can practice  for greater health, healing, concentration, awareness, resilience, and self-care
* A mindful understanding of pain
* Formal and informal mindfulness practices
* A path to understanding how our emotions impact our experience of pain
* Mindfulness and the mind- body connection
* How to relax the mind and body amidst pain
* Cultivating body awareness throughout the day
* Over 15 different forms of formal and informal mindfulness practices
* Cultivation of self-care and self-compassion
* Increased awareness of external and internal triggers that increase the experience of pain
* Mindful movement
* And much more!

Can mindfulness help with my condition?

No matter what condition you are living with, this program can help. The beauty of a mindfulness approach is that it is eminently adaptable to a wide array of circumstances. Some of the scientific publications have shown that mindfulness can help with:

* Chronic Pain
* Cancer
* Low back pain
* Fibromyalgia
* High blood pressure
* Rheumatoid arthritis
* Cardiovascular disease
* Diabetes
* HIV/Aids
* IBS
* Organ transplant

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2012/651583/tab2/

What is mindfulness meditation?

Mindfulness meditation is a life skill. A practice.  A way of life.

Just like there are many forms of yoga, there is also many forms of meditation. Mindfulness is one form of meditation…one that is rooted on the practice of cultivating moment to moment awareness of the present.  In the practice of mindfulness, we seek to develop two very important qualities inherent in all of us: concentration and wisdom.  In this four week program, you will learn how to meditate by bringing awareness to different objects, such as your: breath, body, feelings, thoughts, physical sensations, and more.

What are the most important qualities to practice mindfulness meditation?

You will need an open, curious, mind – coupled with a desire to learn how your thoughts, emotions, and sensations are interconnected to your health and healing.  You will also need the desire and time to schedule 20-40 minutes a day of daily, at-home, practice.

Will mindfulness meditation make my pain go away?

Mindfulness meditation will not necessarily make your pain go away. Instead, it will provide you with a life skill that will help you gain a new understanding and relationship to your chronic pain.  Previous students have discovered how mindfulness can help calm and let-go of their anxious, reactive, and proliferating mind. This in of itself has shown to reduce their pain and improve their quality of life.

Register today! If you have any questions, please contact: Instructor, Claudio Barrientos / P: (865) 219-3210 / E: claudio@themindfulcenter.com

Clinical research and publications on mindfulness and the treatment of chronic pain:

Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn

Dr. Sudha Banth

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