8 Week Mindfulness for Chronic Pain Course

This 8 Week Mindfulness Course for Chronic Pain is specifically designed to help those who suffer from long-term, persistent and chronic pain, or symptoms. Although the course content will be based on the standard Mindfulness elements, this course has been specifically developed to help those who suffer with chronic pain manage their symptoms better.

As an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist, I have the necessary knowledge and understanding of your medical condition and of the effects that living with long-term, persistent pain or symptoms can have on your well-being and overall quality of life. If you feel that attending this 8 Week Mindfulness Course for Chronic Pain is of interest, please get in touch by using clicking on the ‘Get in Touch’ button in the blue box below, or by using the contact form on the ‘Contact’ page. Alternatively, if you know someone, a friend or relative, who might be interested in attending this course and who could benefit from an 8 Week Mindfulness Course for Chronic Pain, please pass on the contact details.

Please see blue box below for dates / time and venue for this course.

If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances with me, please do contact me, either by email on: rachel@timetobemindful.com or you can phone me on: 07795 106478

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

Mindfulness can help people who experience chronic pain or discomfort by offering some self-help strategies and techniques which can make the pain easier to manage. Mindfulness does not claim to cure the pain or discomfort, but research studies show that Mindfulness can make people feel better able to cope with their pain or discomfort by increasing their sense of well-being and contentment and thereby improving their overall quality of life.

Rachel’s sessions of Mindfulness can help those with chronic pain in the following ways:

  • Helps with understanding the nature and causes of pain;
  • Reduces worry about the future (catastrophising);
  • Reduces preoccupation with the past (rumination);
  • Teaches simple self-help Mindfulness techniques to help manage pain or discomfort;
  • Introduces strategies such as ‘Pacing’ of activities to avoid fatigue;
  • Improves sense of well-being;
  • Feel more content – better quality of life.

References: Morone, N. E., Greco, C.M., Weiner, D.K., (2008) Mindfulness meditation for the treatment of chronic low back pain in older adults: A randomised controlled study. Pain. 134 (3): 310-319; Schutze, R., et al., (2010) Low Mindfulness predicts pain catastrophising in a fear-avoidance model of chronic pain. Pain, 148, 120-127; McCracken, L.M., & Vowles, K.E., (2014) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Chronic Pain. American Psycholgist. Vol 69, No2, 178-187.


The venue, The St Johns Centre, Merrow is suitable for anyone who has difficulty with stairs, as there is a lift to the first floor where we meet and the lift is suitable for wheelchairs.

There is ample parking right outside the Centre and there are some reserved Disabled Parking spaces.

The course fee includes audio recordings; other course materials; email/phone support between the sessions.
Each session lasts 90 minutes.
The content of the sessions is structured and the exercises / practices are led by Rachel.
For some of the sessions you may need a mat and pillow, but Rachel will let you know what you need to bring to each session.
No, no special clothes, just wear something comfortable.
In order to benefit fully from the 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course, it is strongly recommended that all 8 sessions are attended and you need to attend 6 of the 8 sessions to be awarded the end of course MBSR certificate.