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Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

Through its partnership with the NeuroNova Centre and the regional Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) team, Living Well is able to offer the 12 to 13-week Level 1 version of the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM ™) in southeastern Ontario.

Who Should Take It?

Those living with chronic pain living in the South East LHIN. Those with chronic stress or other mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety may also take the class if they can get around the vocabulary being about pain and are comfortable with attending a group.

Cost

FREE – The cost (approx. $200) is covered by the Living Well Program if participants attend at least 6 weeks of the course. If participants are not able to attend half of the sessions, they must return the materials supplied in perfect condition for re-use or purchase them ($97 for book and 4 CDs).

When

The Level 1 course is offered twice a year; in the spring and in the fall. Participants attend once a week for about 2.5hrs for 12 or 13 weeks.

Where

The Kingston Community Health Centres [www.kchc.ca] is the main site for the program, where the in-person group with the facilitators takes place. Additional participants from three or four other locations then join the group via OTN.

Partner Sites via OTN:

  • Belleville and Quinte West community Health Centre (Belleville & Trenton)
  • Napanee Area Community Health Centre (Napanee)
  • North Lanark Community Health Centres (Lanark)*
  • Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (Perth & Smiths Falls)
  • Prince Edward Family Health Team (Picton & Wellington)
  • Rideau Community Health Services (Smiths Falls & Brockville)
  • Sharbot Lake Family Health Team (Sharbot Lake)
  • Street Health Centre (Kingston)

*This site is included even though situated in Champlain LHIN due to many of their clients actually living in our region

How

To be added to the waiting list for the Level 1 Mindfulness workshops in one or more locations, please fill out the Registration/Referral Form (Fillable PDF) [link to document on Google Share called Mindfulness Level 1 Referral_Registration Form] and return it to us via the email, fax or mail coordinates listed on the form.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 613-542-2949 ext.1179
E-Mail: selfmanagement@kchc.ca

Mindfulness Matters Drop-In Maintenance Classes

Living Well also coordinates and funds Mindfulness Matters Drop-In Classes for those who would like to continue practicing and discussing with others the skills they have learned. These maintenance classes are open to those who have taken at least two Mindfulness courses (e.g. Level 1 twice, Level 1 and 2, Emotional Skills etc.) and live in the South East LHIN. Those having taken similar Mindfulness courses elsewhere may also attend with pre-approval. Registration is not required and it is free to attend.

Where and When

Kingston Community Health Centres (Kingston), Wednesdays at 3:30pm to 4:45-5:00pm

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 613-542-2949 ext.1179
E-Mail: selfmanagement@kchc.ca