An evidence-based, community-supported program providing mind-body classes, services, and group support for those managing chronic pain and healing from fibromyalgia.
After decades of research evaluating the clinical benefits of meditation, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and other health organizations have named mindfulness practices as part of the standard of medical care for patients experiencing chronic pain and fibromyalgia. These practices, which include meditation, stress management, and yoga, can be combined with physical interventions as well as proper nutrition and supplementation protocols that effectively ease pain and promote total and sustainable mental and physical wellness.
While we may be able to identify an ache in our shoulder, a twinge in our knee, or a soreness in our back, the mind, emotions, and awareness also play a crucial role in the experience of pain, as stress, fear, and other emotions can amplify our perception of the physical experience.
Mind-Body for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia is a powerful and healing program that empowers you to improve your well-being through the use of evidence-based mind-body practices. We welcome you at all points along your journey to wellness and at any level of experience in Mind-Body practices. We look forward to engaging with you and helping you move towards health.
Dr. Deborah Norris and The Mindfulness Center
Mind-Body for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia is designed to help those looking to reverse fibromyalgia and other conditions of chronic pain. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with a condition of chronic pain or have been living with pain for years, our advisers design this program around you. The evidence-based practices used throughout this program meet your body at its current state and slowly progress throughout the healing process. Because of this, our program is perfect for anyone ready to be empowered to take control of their health and reverse chronic pain through the power of mind-body practices.
Dr. Norris has over 40 years of experience in education, research, and programming and integrates the lifestyle elements of meditation, physical exercise, relaxation therapy, nutrition, and more into her practice.
Jacqueline is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Mindfulness Center as well as a 200-Hour certified Yoga Teacher. She actively and effectively integrates the center’s mission of mindfulness into its functioning and outreach.
Aurora received her M.A. in Psychopharmacology and has directed her passion towards advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies and promoting and practicing evidence-based practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers, and corporate settings.
Roxanne is the Development Director at The Mindfulness Center as well as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Roxanne’s strong belief and personal experience with the healing power of mind-body practices drives her to spread awareness of the importance of these self-care therapies.
Stress affects your perception of pain and weakens your body, making it more susceptible to chronic pain, fatigue, and depression. You will learn how to integrate stress-reducing practices like meditation in your daily life to lessen the symptoms of chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
Research has found that brain activity in regions related to pain is altered in those who regularly meditate. This has been shown to lead to both a higher pain tolerance and a reduction in the perception of pain. Mindfulness meditation provides individuals with a sense of peace and control over their pain, depression, anxiety, and overall quality of life.
Individuals with fibromyalgia have been found to be less physically active than their healthy counterparts, which only worsens pain, depression, and sleep quality. You will slowly introduce light yoga and effective breath-focused activity into your daily life to improve oxygen uptake and quality of sleep.