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  1. I told my kids we’d play after I found what I nedede. Damnit.

  2. Mindfulness and meditation are excellent pain management tools. At Las Vegas Recovery Center we encourage clients to explore many holistic practices to help in managing their pain, including Chi Kung, Yoga, Reiki, Acupuncture, and Body Scan (a mindfulness practice). The ability to recognize pain, separate the pain from emotions, and accept the pain is a major step toward reducing pain and increasing function.

  3. Mindfulness and meditation are excellent pain management tools. At Las Vegas Recovery Center we encourage clients to explore many holistic practices to help in managing their pain, including Chi Kung, Yoga, Reiki, Acupuncture, and Body Scan (a mindfulness practice). The ability to recognize pain, separate the pain from emotions, and accept the pain is a major step toward reducing pain and increasing function.

  4. Thank you for this thorough presentation of mindfulness and it’s applications. It is a great service.
    Could I get the reference to Dr. Natalia Morone’s research re: pain management with mindfulness? thank you.
    K. Avila

  5. What I find within meditation is the ability to pay attenntion to both feeling and ideas without becoming attached to them. What I mean by that is I may be feeling psychological or physical pain. One type of “illness” is tinnitus -ringing in my ears. There are really two sounds; on reflecting my heartbeat the other a solid steady ring. For some people this is very disturbing. For me it is a reminder to begin meditation which in this case means paying attention to and controlling my breathing. Psychological pain can be self examined by taking a step back an looking at it. Of course physical pain is different and meditation is not like taking an advil
    Regards
    Larry Anderson

  6. …been working with older folks teaching them both top down (meditation) and bottom up (Tai Chi and qigong; several of them, in the past, have had strokes. They noticed the benefits as did their physicians.
    To put it simply; they loved the meditation both moving and stationary. Benefits from the practices were immediate and obvious.
    The issue, if there is one, is practice, practice, practice. Or to paraphrase the Daoist Book of the Days “Persistence in the face of adversity brings its own reward.”
    Since I’m just about 75, I know, first hand, the territory they’re in.