Mindful relief for chronic pain
Mindful relief for chronic pain
Do you struggle with pain that has lasted for more than six months?
Do you experience that the effect of treatments does not last?
A major reason for the scientific and public awareness around mindfulness is its well-documented effect on chronic pain. Mindfulness has been shown to help through many neurological mechanisms.
Unfortunately, many people experience that the meditation techniques do not work for them, or even that the pain gets worse.
For meditation to be effective as pain relief or support in healing pain, you must take into account the following:
- Understand clearly why you are meditating
- Be aware of any possible post-traumatic stress disorder
- Find techniques that work for you
- Know how to deal with challenges in your meditation
- Take the time to master the techniques
- Give the techniques long enough for the brain to change
This web site will help you understand the important parts of recent pain science and mindfulness, and apply what you learn in your life.
For an introduction to this approach, attend this free workshop from The Embodiment Conference. It will help you have a foundational understanding for working with meditation and pain.
For more resources, check out the blog. A good starting point is the article on why meditation helps for chronic pain.
If you want more personal help, you may consider to be a part of Mindful Relief group coaching program or schedule an individual session.
To help you decide if either is right for you, please schedule a 15 minute call by pressing this link, or send me an email.
The Mindful Relief group coaching program
Twelve weeks of empowering insights and techniques
Pilot program starting November 2, 2020
What you will learn in the program:
- Understand your pain. Know pain, know gain.
- Working with and around trauma. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it (Helen Keller)
- Why practicing mindfulness helps for chronic pain. If you can’t stop the waves, learn how to surf.
- Common misconceptions about meditation. No, you don’t need to stop thinking.
- Find your own mindfulness power tool. Choose from the 30+ techniques of the Mindful Relief toolbox
- Deepen, widen, sharpen and accelerate your practice. Make the practice your own.
- How to integrate mindfulness into your life. Embody mindfulness principles through self care.
This program may be for you if:
- You understand the value of practice to have a better life. Mindfulness is strength training for the brain, and actually makes it grow and change in many, many ways. This training takes a certain amount of time and effort.
The good news is that most people experience results from their mindfulness practice with only ten minutes every day. With the proper guidance, the investment in time pays off exponentially the more you practice. If you can’t be disciplined, be smart, as Shinzen Young says.
- You don’t expect a magical pill to to fully and permanently take away all your pain. Although there is a lot of science to support the medical treatment of chronic pain with mindfulness, chronic pain is always complex. Just as complex as you and me. And pain is, and will always be, a part of human life.
However, in this program you will learn many techniques, approaches and perspectives that will help to improve your pain and the quality of your life. That I can guarantee (see below).
- You haven’t had recent mental illness. Mindfulness is a good adjunct, but not an alternative, to psychotherapy. Although mindfulness is surprisingly powerful, this power can make underlying conditions worse.
If you do have a history of mental illness, there is still a possibility that you may participate in the program. Please discuss it with your physician and/or therapist and let me know by email. Teamwork is always a good thing when dealing with complex health issues.
The Mindful Relief group coaching includes:
- 90 minute class every week, hosted by Tord Helsingeng. Together we embark on a journey where you learn to apply the powers of mindfulness and the discoveries of recent pain science. There will be guided meditations and Q&A providing insight and encouragement into all questions and challenges related to mindfulness and pain.
Classes are every Tuesday at: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London.
It is always recorded and available in the group, so if you can’t attend, you can always catch up on any call. There will also be audio-only recordings if you want to listen to them on the fly.