• July 27–29, 2018
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Pain Integrating Science and Practice

For everyone.

Mindfulness meditation is uniquely effective at reducing a whole spectrum of pain symptoms. It has recently been discovered that mindfulness-based pain relief works through novel mind-body pathways. These new insights are critically important for the millions of people with chronic pain who seek effective and fast-acting pain therapy.

In this program, Fadel Zeidan presents cutting-edge research in a digestible framework to better understand how pain manifests in the mind and body. Come learn simple, effective mindfulness-based mental practices that promote pain relief and well-being and explore new and growing evidence showing that brief mindfulness-based interventions can significantly diminish the experience of pain.

Utilizing a broad framework of therapeutic approaches to pain, Fadel reviews the neuroscience of chronic pain, mindfulness meditation, and sensory awareness. He also leads a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques that he has employed in his research to show how meditation affects pain and general health. This program introduces breath awareness, sound meditation, Vipassana, walking meditation, the bodyscan, eating meditation, and guided imagery, integrating science and practice in a user-friendly way.

Return home with a greater understanding of the psychology and neurophysiology of pain, the neuroscience of meditation, and the science behind how mindfulness reduces pain and improves health.

Program at a Glance

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All Self-Discovery and Psychology

A Different Approach To Pain Management: Mindfulness Meditation


Fadel Zeidan, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology and associate director of neuroscience research at Wake Forest School of Medicine, works with mindfulness meditation–based pain relief.

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