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Learn proven-evidence based skills with this masterclass, Mindfulness for Pain, led by trusted expert Vidyamala Burch OBE

If you’ve been living with pain or illness, you know it’s not just about the physical discomfort.

There’s the disruption to daily life. The grief over the plans you had and what you can no longer do. The isolation of not being able to participate in the community the way you used to or the feeling that many people struggle to understand what you are experiencing. The fear that life won’t ever feel as full or joyful as it once did.

But what if there was a way to reclaim your life, even in the midst of the pain?

World-renowned mindfulness teacher Vidyamala Burch OBE has spent decades developing a proven evidence-based approach that uses the mind and the breath to help people deal with pain and illness, reduce their suffering, and live meaningful lives.

In this 3-hour masterclass, Mindfulness for Pain, Vidyamala introduces 3 key lessons to help you manage pain and illness by focusing on the mind and the breath. These simple tools have been proven to be transformative and highly effective for thousands of people globally from beginners to seasoned experts.

You will learn:

  • From Resistance to Resilience - Vidyamala takes you through ways in which mindfulness can be used to help you distinguish between primary pain (which is given) and secondary suffering (which you have a choice over). With mindfulness, you’ll learn how to change your relationship with pain, which will lead to a transformation in your quality of life.
  • Breathe for Ease - on this topic, Vidyamala teaches you core practices in how to use breath awareness to release the tension that is held with pain and goes on to create more discomfort. You’ll know that when in doubt, breathe out.
  • Live with Choice - for the final topic, Vidyamala shares with you ways in which you can learn how to "respond rather than react" to reclaim your life.
  • Q&A with Vidyamala - hear from the community, and learn how to apply what they’ve learned in daily life.

During the Masterclass, you will learn:

  • Simple yet life-changing techniques that you can apply immediately
  • Access to a private community group to connect with others who understand pain and illness
  • How to distinguish between pain (the unpleasant sensation) and suffering (the added layers of distress) and how to feel more at ease in each moment
  • Ways you can harness the power of your mind so it becomes a tool to enhance your life, rather than being a source of struggle and distress
  • Learn about the anatomy of breathing and how to use breathing for releasing tension
  • Understand the freedom of learning to live with choice, rather than being swept away by the pain
  • Learn how to live one moment at a time and savor each present moment
  • Learn the importance of gentle humor and how to 'take life seriously and yet hold it lightly'
  • Access to PDF slides of the event

If you’ve been struggling with chronic pain or illness, this masterclass offers the techniques that have helped thousands around the world find relief, comfort, and new life.

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I admire Vidyamala tremendously. Her work could save your life — and give it back to you.

—Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, founder of the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)

How you'll benefit from this Masterclass

Skills you can immediately use in your daily life.

These are practical techniques that fit into your real life and have real long-term changes. These are effective because of the simplicity in which Vidyamala teaches and have been proven to make a difference in the quality of life for thousands of people globally.

Proven evidence-based pain mindfulness tools.

Vidyamala’s Mindfulness-based Pain & Illness Management (MBPM) approach has reached over 100,000 people from around the world and has been recognized by health boards globally. Vidyamala’s tools and techniques are best described as simple yet very effective to make significant quality of life changes on a day-to-day basis for people suffering from pain, chronic pain, illness, and trauma and have proven to do this.

Access to a Mindfulness for Pain and Illness community group.

A community of like-minded people who understand your journey and are there to support you. You can get exclusive membership to a private group facilitated by Vidyamala’s award-winning mindfulness organization, Breathworks.

Q&A With Vidyamala.

Hear from the community and learn how to apply what they’ve learned in daily life.

Purchase the online Masterclass

Get the complete 3-hour recording of this exclusive Masterclass + bonus resources

Cancel anytime. If you don't love us you'll get your money back.

Your Teacher Vidyamala Burch OBE

Vidyamala is a mindfulness & compassion teacher, coach, award-winning author, and co-founder of Breathworks.

She started meditating in 1985, after a series of spinal injuries in her late teens left her with chronic pain and partial paraplegia.

She found such transformative healing in mindfulness that she devoted herself to study and practice. Eventually, she developed a Mindfulness-based Pain & Illness Management programme which has been recognized by The British Pain Society.

To date, her evidence-based Mindfulness-based Pain & Illness Management (MBPM) approach has reached over 100k people around the world and is recognized by health boards globally.

Vidyamala hopes to pass on the tools that have helped her to reclaim a full and meaningful life.

What people are saying

5 stars

4.9 stars with over 1M+ users

Vidyamala has an empathetic and direct approach that gets straight to the crux of what is going on, and helps to unwind and loosen the grip of pain. I highly recommend this to anyone coping with any type of pain, physical or mental.

- E. Tallyn

5 stars

My online sessions with Vidyamala allow me to deepen my mindfulness practice and helps keep me accountable when I find it difficult to motivate myself.

- Male Client, 30 years old

5 stars

Taking time out for meditation has been a game changer in my life. I’ve been able to handle and deal with an illness I have much better. Overall handling life’s stresses better and becoming a happier more positive person. I’m so glad I found mindfulness in my life which helped me find this app.

- Meg

5 stars

She is gentle, kind, and extremely perceptive, offering practical tools that feel truly tailored to me and my particular challenges. Through our sessions, I am better able to befriend and work with my mind and find greater peace and equanimity.

- Coaching Client

5 stars

Vidyamala’s tips on catching anger as it’s happening or about to happen are great - clear, practical and do-able.

- Vicoir

5 stars

What a concept, to feel primary pain and not automatically pile on secondary pain unnecessarily! This is an excellent meditation.

- G’lynne

5 stars

Thank you sincerely, helped me soothe my pain and clean my mind

- Valery

5 stars

Thanks to this app for allowing me to heal from my pain and anxiety and upliftinge outta depression and as a result of that I'm sleeping better now and more calm.

- Barbie

5 stars

Helped me think differently about pain and discomfort.

- Helena

5 stars

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