Here are some of the comments that participants have made about their experiences in the group.
I have been attending Mindbody Pain Clinic group sessions since February 2007, and I really enjoy it. I have been attending at least once a week, and I seldom miss the sessions, as they have really helped me.
These sessions have taught me how to manage my pain with less medication. As well, I have learned exercise and meditation techniques that allow me to control muscle relaxation and reduce stress levels. I am glad that I joined this group. I have had improvement in waking, standing, sitting, even getting up from sitting. I strongly recommend this program for anyone who is experiencing chronic pain.
Absolutely amazing in helping me reduce tension that exacerbated my chronic pain.
No More Cane!
Jacqueline Neves blog applies to me and I am sure to each one of us as long as we apply ourselves and practice on our one. When I started I WAS USING A CANE. I DO NOT USE A CANE ANYMORE. I COULD NOT SLEEP OR SIT. I DO NOT HAVE THAT PROBLEM ANYMORE. Thanks to Dr. Jan and Eric. I am not completly pain free but I am 85% there.
Michael Mahoney (I have been missing classes lately, but I will be back).
This Stuff Works!
I have been coming to the group for almost two years now, on and off. I have experienced some relief from my pain, and I always enjoy the sessions. However, my practice have been at best sporadic. Only recently, 2 to 3 months, I began to consistently practice meditation and exercise daily.
During one of the sessions several weeks ago, Jan asked the group to focus on a particular area of pain during meditation and to repeat this mental exercise during individual practice. I did not experience any immediate results, in fact I have not experienced anything for weeks. But gradually, after repeated practice, I began to feel a slight sensation in the area I have been focusing on. The sensation increased, I began to experience relief during practice. I thought, wow this stuff really works! I often get severe spasms in this particular area, and during group Tuesday past I felt it coming on during a performance of a particular movement. In the past when I get these spasms I usually tense up right away, or jerk my body, and it only makes it worse. This time however, I was able to relax out of the movement and focus my mind on the area of spasm. I continued to relax and I experience relief within a few minutes. Thank you Jan and Eric for teaching these techniques, and yes practice is everything and it’s worth it because this stuff really works!