Relaxing to CHANGEpain (Group Self Management Program)
If you’re living with chronic pain, you know how stressful it can be. Pain research shows that stress makes pain worse. As a result, many people living with chronic pain end up in a horrible cycle where their pain causes stress, that stress makes the pain worse, which causes yet more stress, and then more pain. We will discuss the role of breath, thoughts, and meditation to relax the nervous system and change your pain.
Duration 8 weeks, 1.5 hours per week.
Restorative Yoga and Meditation (Group Self Management Program)
Length: 4 sessions Program Cost: $90 ($22/session)
Restorative Yoga & Meditation class that is intended to support you by helping you find the time to rest and restore in the midst of the challenges of chronic pain.
Relaxation and meditation are well-established pain management tools. Restorative Yoga is a relaxation practice where students rest in fully supported in holding poses for longer periods of time. This practice supports the function of the parasympathetic nervous system (also known as the relaxation response).
Meditation is most simply the practice of bringing your attention back to a particular focus. Often our struggle with pain is made worse by the way we respond to it. Learning to meditate empowers you to shift your focus away from thoughts that don’t support your health and well-being. Regular meditation practice has also been found to change the way the brain processes pain.