Patient Testimonials

No patients were compensated in any way. All were eager to share their stories.

Essential Skills for Pain Management

This program begins with 4 weekly workshops. Next, you may participate in aftercare groups to strengthen the new mind-body skills you learn. Finally, you will have access to Mindfulness-based meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates classes that are specifically designed for patients with chronic pain. 


Jaqueline developed chronic pain after major life stress and learned skills for managing both physical and emotional pain. Watch video

Ketan found that his chronic pain got much worse after a life trauma. He tried everything to control his pain, but nothing seemed to help. Finally, he began to see improvement after 3-4 weeks of participating in Essential Skills for Pain Management. Watch video

Bonnie struggled with pain due to scoliosis and extensive back surgery for much of her life. She enrolled in our workshop when her Primary Care Physician begged her to give it a try. Bonnie was skeptical but forced herself to fully participate. She hates to admit it, but her pain has really improved. Watch video
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