Mindful Self-Compassion for Pain Workshop Practical Tools for Alleviating Pain: About 50 million adult Americans suffer from some sort of chronic pain. When we feel pain, we instinctively tense up and worry about it. The opposite, mindfulness, is a simple mental practice that can bring significant relief to those suffering from pain. Recently, self-compassion has been identified as a key ingredient in mindfulness that makes it so successful. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is powerfully associated with mental and physical wellbeing, including reduced pain. Contrary to popular belief, research shows that self-compassionate people are emotionally stronger, kinder, happier, and they cope better.
Please join us for a day of self-compassion and see for yourself. You do not need any experience with mindfulness or self-compassion to attend. All you need is an open mind and a sincere wish to live your life more fully. Participants will have freedom to take care of themselves - sitting, standing or reclining at any time during the program - mats, cushions and chairs will be available.
Instructors: Chris Germer, PhD and Susan Pollak MTS, EdD
Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
at the Cambridge Health Alliance Central Street Care Clinic
26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $149 Registration Rate, Lunch included