What is Mindful Medicine?

taught by Dr Nick Penney
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  • 1.0 hr

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Introducing Mindful Medicine
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Course description

This is the narrated version of the introductory slide show that is also on Linkedin's slide share. The purpose is to introduce Mindful Medicine, our series of educational courses on the evidence-based application of mindfulness training and practice for the recovery from, and prevention of, a wide range of physical and mental health issues. These conditions include our first course on the recovery from chronic pain, which is now available. An online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program which is exactly the same as the one Dr Nick Penney teaches 'live' in Auckland will be available later in 2016.

A course on the use of mindfulness for managing Bodily Distress Syndrome (including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity and other medically undifferentiated symptoms) is also under construction, and others will follow. Case studies will also be added to the web site to illustrate how our education and understanding of the biopsychosocial model combined with mindfulness training has impacted so positively on the patients we see with these conditions.

For more information or advice on the courses please email rachel@drnickpenney.com

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Dr Nick Penney
Dr Nick Penney
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  • Dr Nick Penney holds a PhD in Musculoskeletal Medicine from The Australian Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Queensland.
  • His research focussed on the Biopsychosocial model of pain and the obstacles to recovery from low back pain.
  • This understanding that the 'whats going on' in our lives is highly predictive of our ability to recover from pain led to training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Professor Mark Williams to compliment his own mindfulness practice.
  • Dr Nick is also vocationally registered in Pain Management in New Zealand and a member of The International Society for the study of Pain (IASP).