Welcome, Continuing our Evolution…Introducing Consulting Services, ...Multiple Delivery Methods, Spring Facilitator Course, Weekend MBCPM Level 1 Course


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Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPMTM) is a program developed by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, a physician and chronic pain consultant at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.  It is based on the famous Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the USA several decades ago, and has been developed into a programme more customized to the needs of those dealing with chronic pain, and is just as effective for stress. Classes are conducted in meeting rooms at various hospitals/health facilities, in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Attendees learn the principles of mindfulness, the importance of living in the moment, and the power of “now”, and how these relate to suffering less pain and improving healing. Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer and more pain-controlled despite the challenges of everyday life, such as when interacting with family, friends, colleagues, employers and insurers. This can change the intensity of pain and disability suffering, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way. Life skills are also enhanced in this course.

From mid 2015, NNC no longer directly offers the patient courses, basic and alumni level. NNC now acts as a training, mentoring and accrediting company for other facilitators wishing to take the courses back to their own communities, delivering them from their own health facilities and practices. This increases the accessibility of the courses as they spread throughout Ontario and beyond. Our website helps you to find courses you can attend, as we continue to train facilitators who then start to enrol their own participants. NNC also produces the course curriculum and course materials, and acts as an information and consulting hub for those seeking Mindfulness-Based chronic pain management services across the Globe. We also offers trainings for staff of corporations.

If you are interested in taking a course, please read About the Class. As referring agencies learn where to direct their referrals, NeuroNova Centre will list locations of courses on our website and send referrals we may continue to receive on to a trained facilitator if their course is available in the patient’s area. For more information please click here.


Continuing our Evolution

…Introducing Consulting Services

Since 2002, over 10,000 people with chronic pain conditions have participated in the MBCPMTM courses to learn how to manage their chronic pain and illness through Mindfulness and meditation practice, and better lifestyle skills. Courses extended across the Ontario province via the use of telemedicine. Alumni courses were also developed: Revision course (Level 2), Emotional Skills course (Level 3) and Lumina Spark course (Level 4), as well as health care professional training. In 2012, NNC started training and mentoring facilitators to allow them to teach Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPMTM). Our programs can be found not only in Ontario, but are also spreading into  other provinces and countries.

 To help facilitators start up their own Mindfulness practices NNC can share knowledge on how to deliver these courses. We now offer a range of Consulting Services to aid in the introduction of mindfulness-based interventions as well as MBCPMTM in communities and corporations throughout the world.

…Multiple Delivery Methods

We expanded the ways we offered the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management Level 1 Course. In addition to the traditional Daytime Series, often offered through telemedicine, we added the Practicum Series in August 2013, the Evening Series in January 2014 and the Weekend Series in June of 2014. As well, some non MD facilitators are preparing to offer the course into patients’ homes via Zoom technology (not covered by provincial health plan) one on one, or in small groups. To read more on the different delivery methods, click here.


May 2016 MBCPMTM Facilitator Training Course

Scheduled for May 27th, 28th and 29th.  For details click here