What We Do

Our sessions are casual. We meet in a roughly 500-600 square foot open space and arrange ourselves in a circle on chairs, stools or floor cushions. We often start with questions regarding the material we teach or a discussion of a pain related topic relevant to what we do. Everyone is free to participate or […]

What Else We Do

A clinical update published by the International Association of Pain in January 2011 observed that “specialty training in pain medicine has become increasingly technical.” but also noted, “ despite a steady increase in the number of surgeries and interventional therapies for chronic pain, many individuals with this condition report little noticeable improvement in overall health […]

Continuing Care

No one questions that patients with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other chronic conditions require lifelong care. These conditions can often be well controlled to the point that those affected can live relatively normal lives. Controlled does not mean cured and those who do well still require some form of regular or continuous medical treatment […]

How You Do It

In order to learn to play the piano you have to sit down at the piano and practice. The more you practice the better you get. When you become really good you still have to keep practicing in order to stay good. Even the best players practice basic skills such as playing scales over and […]

Audio – listen to a session

Here is a special chance to hear what is said in the pain management groups. These sessions are not generally made available to the public as the content is best experienced in person. However, we thought it might be worthwhile to let you hear some of what is taught and the way the discussions unfold. […]

Video – Relax While Standing

Here is a very brief sample (less than a minute) of the methods used at our clinics.  

Three Breath Relaxation Technique

Here is a quick and easy relaxation method. I posted this last year and thought it was worth revisiting. The Three Breath Technique is amazingly simple and effective so here it is. This can help you cope with stressful situations if practiced regularly. To correctly practice, take a moment several times a day (whenever you […]

Stop Trying and Get Better

Jan Carstoniu on our program’s attitude toward ‘trying harder’:   To begin, remember that we are different from other groups in that we emphasize staying relaxed over performing. We do exercises as well as meditation and I think it’s very easy, especially in a group setting, to slip into the idea that you have to […]

Audio – 3 Breath Relaxation

I posted this on my Learning Serenity site and thought it might be a good idea to post it here as well.  This will take you through this simple and easy relaxation technique. Remember that you can do this almost anytime, almost anywhere. Always be sure you can safely stop what you are doing for […]

Treating Pain – My Bias

Those of you who come to our group sessions know that Eric and I can talk – a lot. As if that wasn’t enough, we talk a lot with each other about the same things we discuss in the group not to mention the things that participants say and do during sessions. Sometimes our personal […]