Mindfulness for Pain

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Meeting Pain With
Awareness
Elizabeth Maher
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* What is mindfulness
* How can it be used for chronic pain
* Practise mindfulness exercises
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Emotions
lifestyle
Pain
physical
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Thoughts
* Judgements
* Negative thoughts about the pain and ourselves
* Anxious thoughts
* Depressed thinking
* Brainstorming ways to soothe the pain
* Scouring for solutions
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* Anxiety
* Despair
* Anger
* frustration
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* Tense up
* Lie down
* Rest
* Move/keep still
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* Reduce activity
* Reduce going out
* Reduce spending time with others
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* Kabat-Zinn MBSR programme 1979
* Originally created to help those experiencing
chronic pain
* Now also those experiencing stress, anxiety,
chronic health conditions
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Pay
attention
With
openness
and nonjudgement
Mindfulness
to my
experience
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In this
moment
* moment-to-moment, non-judgemental
awareness. It is cultivated by refining our
capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the
present moment, and then sustaining that
attention over time as best we can. In the
process, we become more in touch with our
life as it is unfolding.’
Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn, Everyday Blessings; The
inner work of mindful parenting’, pg 24
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* Awareness & thinking are different capacities
* learning to relate to our pain differently
* curious about the intensity of our pain
* let go of goals and expectations
* engage with the pain just as it is
* Healing in awareness
* More accurate perception of pain
* Make room for distressing emotions
* Disentangle from unhelpful thoughts
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* Mindful breathing
* Body scan
* Leaves on a stream
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* Pain that comes out and presents itself
* chronic pain
* uninvited/unwanted bodily sensations
* Distressing emotions
* Life adjustments/changes/events
* Grief/loss
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* You used to live a life that you loved…now your
life is devoted to trying to keep the pain at bay
* Putting life on hold
* Disconnection from life
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Pain
mindscripts
avoidance
Values
disconnect
suffering
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• Present moment
awareness experience
Make
room
defusion
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• Make room for
feelings (emotions
and bodily
sensations)
• Notice
thoughts/mind
script without
getting entangled
*Feel it
*Let it Be
*Expand awareness (make room for it)
*Execute (choose workable response)
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