The MBCPM programme has been developed in Canada and customized to the needs of those dealing with chronic pain.
Attendees will learn the principles of mindfulness and the importance of living in the moment, how these relate to suffering less pain and improve resilience and healing.
Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer and more pain controlled, despite the challenges of everyday life, and there is scientific evidence that the brain changes with the on-going practice of mindfulness.
This practice can change the intensity of pain suffering, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way. Life skills are also enhanced in this course.
The MBCPM group will meet online once a week for 2 hours and 45 minutes (including break times) for a total of 12 weeks. The first two sessions will meet on Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm, and the following weeks will be held on Fridays from 9:15 am – 12:00 pm.
Sessions will include guidance through meditation techniques as well as discussions about mindfulness practices and life skills. No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary. Participants will be encouraged to practice guided meditation at home and read sections of the course book between classes.
Recommended course materials include a book, The Mindfulness Solution to Pain by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, as well as accompanying audio recordings of all the meditations presented in the programme.
This course is free for holders of a valid RAMQ card. Participants will be required to provide a referral from a physician in order to confirm their registration.