About us

At MBCT Pain Management we offer an evidenced based psychological approach called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  MBCT is founded on the principles of mindfulness and it utilises a central structure and processes from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and embeds these within a cognitive behavioural framework.  This is based on the works of Jon kabatt Zinn and Michelle A day (Crane 2008).

The programme has the practice of mindfulness meditation at its core; it draws on the structure and processes of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)programme and integrates within these some aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression.

In addition to the changes we experience in our body as a result of chronic pain, we also experience psychological changes reflecting how we think and feel. At  MBCT Pain Management we aim to help you guide  your brain towards new ways of dealing with the thoughts and feelings associated with pain. There is a strong evidence base for this approach and the research shows that MBCT for Pain management can alter the way in which the brain processes pain (Day 2017).

The aim of MBCT in the management of  chronic pain is for people  to achieve  freedom from the additional suffering that encompasses the pain experience in the form of  negative judgments, emotions and unhelpful behaviours. When a person can release these experiences the weight of pain decreases. People are then open to a whole range of additional choices on how they will connect with their pain in the moment. Which gives rise to a new way of thinking and is reflected in a neurological  mechanisms of pain processing, which therefor enhances the capacity for pain management (Day, 2017).