Faced with major surgery to replace a heart valve, William Matthews shares how the skills he learned in the mPEAK program with Pete Kirchmer played a central role in his recovery.
In the Mindful Practice program, clinicians explore themes of burnout, uncertainty, errors, grief, attraction, and other dynamics of the clinical life, all held within a container of mindfulness.
Mindfulness-based Contemplative Training Reduces Avoidance and Facilitates Disengagement from Threat in Women Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Eight-week courses in mindfulness-based contemplative training focusing on specific meditation and yoga practices have been shown to have explicit benefits for many clinical disorders, especially with relation to treating stress, targeting emotion dysregulation, and attentional processes, yet little research has […]
I can remember that day. I was home from college for Thanksgiving break. I had picked up my best friend for lunch; we were going shopping, and then later, out for the evening. We had quite the day planned… I just needed to stop by my pediatrician’s office for a quick checkup. I had a […]
The journal Pain has scheduled an article for publication in a future issue: “A non-elaborative mental stance and decoupling of executive and pain-related cortices predicts low pain sensitivity in Zen meditators.” The authors are Joshua A. Grant, Jerome Courtemanche, and Pierre Rainville. Abstract: Concepts originating from ancient Eastern texts are now being explored scientifically, leading to new insights […]
This study provides some insight into how pain is experienced in the brain and the potential power of mindfulness practice in impacting that experience. We often talk about distinguishing between sensation and distress when it comes to pain, and this study provides some insight into how that works and how mindfulness might play a role […]