Monday, October 30, 2006

Pain tutorials

Thanks to Judith Wilson for this:
Just another reminder of the West of Scotland Pain Management Lecture. It is held at the Southern General Walton Conference Centre and the lectures commence at 17.30hrs. As always everyone is welcome.

The speakers are as follows:
Tuesday 7th November 2006-
Psychology in Chronic Pain: Dr David Craig
Pharmacological Management of Pain: Dr Lisa Manchanda

Monday, October 23, 2006

Mindfulness - Resources

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2001) Full Catastrophe Living.
Gives a comprehensive account of the approach in a self-help format. Particularly focussed on chronic medical conditions but also has a useful section on stress.

Brantley, Jeffrey (2003) Calming Your Anxious Mind.
A digestible self-help introduction to mindfulness, focussing particularly on anxiety.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2004) Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (also called Wherever You Go, There You Are).
A series of short chapters describing the use of mindfulness in everyday situations.

Segal Z.W., Williams J.M.G., & Teasdale J.D. (2002) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression.
Describes how the mindfulness approach was developed out of CBT and gives detailed guidance on running a mindfulness course for depression.

Grossman P., Niemann L., Schmidt S. & Walach H. (2004)
Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits: A meta-analysis.
Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57, 35-43.

Kabat-Zinn J., Lipworth L. & Burney R. (1984)
The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain.
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 8, 163-190.

Kabat-Zinn J., Lipworth L., Burney R. & Sellers W. (1987)
Four-year follow-up of a meditation-based program for the self-regulation of chronic pain: treatment outcomes and compliance.
Clinical Journal of Pain, 2, 159-173.

The University of Bangor's mindfulness website. Provides courses (including distance learning), and e-group and other resources.

Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness for Beginners
A 2 CD set with talk on mindfulness on CD1 and guided meditations on CD2.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


In the 5th Century BC, the Buddha said "I teach one thing and one thing only: suffering and the end of suffering".

Molecular biologist Jon Kabat-Zinn began teaching mindfulness meditation in Boston in the 1970s.

In this lecture to the West of Scotland Pain Group, we hear Consultant Clinical Psychologist and practising Buddhist Neil Rothwell discuss how mindfulness can help people cope with anxiety, depression and pain.

Listen again:
Download mp3 of lecture and discussion 25.1Mb
Listen to lo-fi stream