Inviting Chronic Pain & Illness to Tea
- 9:00 PM at Videoconference Online,) (Map It)
Inviting Chronic Pain and Illness to Tea
Nine Mondays, September 10 through November 5
Free Introductory sessions on August 20 and August 27
This program is a videoconference class designed to help participants cultivate skills and perspectives that enhance relating to chronic pain and illness in a way that is life affirming.
Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Judith Blackstone, Tara Brach and others, this course will provide tools that participants can use to reframe their experience and come to a new relationship with pain and illness. Through experiential exercises, meditations, group discussions, teacher-led material and home practice, participants will learn to deepen their awareness of themselves as much more than the pain or illness.
Research on mindfulness programs has shown that the cultivation of mindfulness practices can have a dramatic effect on the reduction of the experience of pain, and on quality of life for those with chronic pain and illness.
Emphasis in this course will be placed on mindfulness, embodiment, self-kindness and compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, and development of community.
This highly participatory, practical course consists of nine weekly classes and includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful movement
- Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing skillful means and connection in everyday life
- Daily home practice, including guided meditations
- Fifteen recorded guided meditations and a home practice manual
- Two 30-minute individual mentoring sessions
Learn more about our ongoing classes.
Series manager: Stan Eisenstein
IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.
Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the Saturday before the series begins. To request late registration, please email the class series manager to check if there are still openings.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the series manager before registering. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.
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