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If you don’t already have a mindfulness practice, you might consider going back to this page and working through the ”Starter Kit for Establishing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice.” OR find some you like better on YouTube – there are thousands of them!

• If you already have a mindfulness practice, you may want to get a “refresher” by practicing mindfulness for 20 to 45 minutes every day for at least 6 days this week using these or other recordings. Feel free to mix it up a bit, using the Body Scan some days, one or two of the other guided meditations on other days, some lovingkindness meditations on other days...

• Set realistic goals (e.g. length of meditation sessions, frequency) that you are likely to be able to maintain in the long run. Too little practice – no significant improvement. Too much practice – burnout and frustration. Find a challenging “middle way.”

• Watch this video about the workings of mindfulness

• Watch and Reflect upon these Videos:


- How Mindfulness Can Help with Chronic Pain with Jon Kabat-Zinn

- A Different Approach to Pain Management: Mindfulness Meditation with Fadel Zeidan (TED talk)

- How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction with Kasim Al-Mashat (TED talk)



Explore these articles:


- Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%

- Easing Chronic Pain with Mindfulness

- Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain, Bypasses Opioid Receptors


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• Practice with these Guided Meditations for Reducing Pain


- Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief with Jon Kabat-Zinn

- Guided Meditation: Chronic Pain by The Mindful Movement


• Explore How your Diet can Impact Pain


Nutrition Facts.org


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine


Foods that Fight Pain by Neal Barnard (book)


• Check out this material for Psychotherapists and other Medical Personnel


- Mindfulness Based Pain Treatment

- Mindfulness for Chronic Pain: Neuroscience Research and Emerging Healthcare Technologies

• How’s Your Sleep? If it’s not so great, here’s some help:

The Sleep Solution by Chris Winter, MD

60-min audio Interview with Chris Winter, MD