Mindfulness for Pain Practice: Inner Support Group

A 10-minute meditation for working with physical pain by internally connecting with people who have a similar experience.

  Mindfulness for Pain Practice: Inner Support Group 10:30

Hello, my name is Dr. Christiane Wolf, and I will guide you through a 10-minute meditation working with physical pain by internally connecting with people who have a similar experience. 

Let’s start by finding a comfortable—or as comfortable as possible—position. You can lie down for this meditation or sit in a chair. You can close your eyes or just soften your gaze. Whatever feels best to you in this moment. If you’re sitting, placing your feet on the ground, feeling the solid ground under your feet. Maybe having a sense of the floor, or the carpet, through your shoes or bare feet. 

Letting the back be straight and upright, if that is possible. While leaning against the back of the chair and feeling the support of that. 

Allowing the body to relax, if that is possible. Maybe the jaw and shoulders. The belly. Taking a few deep, slow breaths and feeling the sensations of the breath in the body. Like the chest, or maybe the belly. Maybe even releasing a little more tension with each exhalation. 

Now noticing any amount of pain that you’re in right now, either physically or emotionally.…