I am not this body: Mindfulness for Pain Management

Pain is unavoidable. We inhabit a system that is engineered to become wonky, cranky, and otherwise uncooperative over time. We know this conceptually but not when and how it matters. Why me? What now? tend to be our responses when the body fails us - as it inevitably does. In case you think this is only a [...]

Self-Compassion Practices for Emotional Distress: It’s not just about being kind

Self-Compassion practices and programs are gaining momentum in psychological treatments and look like they might well become the next wave of transforming our painful feelings. Mindful Self-Compassion (1), developed by Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristen Neff, is an approach that can be both an adjunct to conventional therapies as well as a stand-alone treatment model. The interesting [...]

10 books that are good for your health: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion & Happiness

As we enter the New Year, let's make 2015 a year of exploring the many gifts from skilled researchers and clinicians which can support our resolution to live better. The participants of the Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management, Burnout Resilience and Pain Management programs at the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic have one wish in common: a desire to find a [...]

Pain Management online course

Please take part in this online series at How to Cope with Pain.  Every Monday a set of exercises are offered for pain management.  This week begins with breathing exercises! Click here and get started!

Painful Yarns: a new book

Painful Yarns by Lorimer Moseley has received a great review which you can read here. The book can be ordered using the ISBN below or from here. Painful Yarns: Metaphors and Stories to Help Understand the Biology of Pain. Lorimer Moseley Paperback. 2007. OPTP. p. 113 ISBN: 978-0-9799880-0-4.