Mindfulness and Meditation: Their Roles in the Chronic Pain Recovery Process

Mindfulness and Meditation: Their Roles in the Chronic Pain Recovery Process

Through mindfulness and its associated practice of meditation, people develop a greater capacity to face uncomfortable, painful thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, learning simply to accept the pain, anxiety, anger, or sadness and let it pass, without obsessing on it or needing to change it. Research has demonstrated that the practice of mindfulness meditation leads…