Keywords mindfulness based cognitive therapy mindfulness meditation interoceptive awareness body awareness pain catastrophizing chronic pain depression mediation introduction chronic pain is a highly prevalent and disabling condition with major impact on individuals their significant others and society turk et al 2011 . A new analysis compares the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy with those of mindfulness based stress reduction for relieving chronic pain for full functionality it is necessary to enable . Cognitive behavioral therapy cbt is believed to improve chronic pain problems by decreasing patient catastrophizing and increasing patient self efficacy for managing pain mindfulness based stress reduction mbsr is believed to benefit patients with chronic pain by increasing mindfulness and pain acceptance. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy mbct is an innovative treatment approach that has been successfully applied to a number of conditions including chronic pain a step by step overview for delivering the 8 session mbct program will be provided. A proven approach to integrating mindfulness with cbt to manage chronic pain in this unique guide dr melissa day seamlessly integrates recent advances in the biopsychosocial understanding of chronic pain with state of the art cognitive therapy and mindfulness techniques to offer a fresh and highly effective mindfulness based cognitive therapy mbct approach to helping patients manage
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