This series is only meant to be an introduction to MBSR for chronic pain. In order to learn the practice fully, we encourage interested participants to take an 8 week, in-person course in their area.
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This webinar series provides an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practice and it's influence on chronic pain.
The course provides an overview of the research related to chronic pain and mindfulness training. Then it introduces you to simple exercises that you can practice to positively impact your pain experience. You are also provided with audio recordings of mindfulness meditations you can practice.
The full MBSR training is an eight week course developed at the University of Massachusetts that teaches participants to become fully aware of the moment to moment events in their lives . Through the practice of awareness participants learn to identify thoughts and feelings that arise in response to chronic pain. This expanded awareness provides greater options for appraisal and response to the experience of chronic pain.
Recent research on MBSR and chronic pain has shown changes to the pain transmission pathway in only an 8-week period of practice for 30 minutes a day.
Linda Turner has 15 years of experience teaching MBSR, and her background as a nurse led her to see the profound difference that MBSR training can have for people with chronic pain.
Linda Turner, RN, PhD
Linda is the Program Manager of Health and Human Services at Langara College in the Continuing Studies department. She studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn to learn how to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She received her MBSR Teacher Certificate from the
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. She has taught the eight week MBSR program over the past 10 years to patients in pain and members of the general public. This course is offered through
Langara Continuing Studies at least twice per year.
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