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    Programs For Those With Chronic Pain and Stress

    The MBCPM™ program offers a mindful tour through many vital aspects of pain management that participants can incorporate into their personalized pain management “basket” or “tool belt”. Especially where multidisciplinary pain clinics are hard to reach, this offers an alternative that can be accessed from home via video platforms with skilled facilitators guiding the process.

    Learning about, and looking through, the mindfulness lens is at the core of this group program, allowing exploration and deeper understanding of what can be most impactful for each participant in managing their pain. Mindfulness opens up greater awareness of what is underlying chronic pain. The brain changes in response to these interventions, and so do immune systems.

    With Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™), you’ll learn the principles of mindfulness and meditation and how they support those suffering chronic pain and illness.


    Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix (GP – focused practice psychotherapy) and Natanya Mandel

    **Cost of digital program materials approximately $75 CAD

    • Wednesdays 4 – 6:30 pm ET
    • January 24th – March 13th, 2024
    • OHIP covered* or $700 private pay outside of Ontario (materials extra**)
    • Contact Dr. Gardner-Nix at [email protected]
    • Downloadable referral form
    • *Initial patient consultation may be required


    **Cost of digital program materials approximately $75 CAD

    Dr. Michael Zitney (GP – focused practice pain medicine)
    • Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 pm ET
    • February 15th – May 9th, 2024
    • OHIP covered with MD referral (materials extra**)
    • Contact Dr. Zitney at [email protected] for consultation and enrolment details
    • Self-Referral or MD referral
    Dr. Paulette Licorish (Neurologist)
    • Mondays 1 – 3:45 pm ET
    • 2024 dates to be announced
    • OHIP covered (materials extra**)
    • Contact Bita at [email protected]
    • Phone: 647-385-3363 and Fax: 647-427-2900
    • Referral forms required emailed or faxed by the participant’s health care professional
    Annie Hebert (RN)
    • Mondays from 1 – 3:00 pm ET
    • 2024 dates to be announced
    • Referrals can be faxed to Univi Health Centre at 705-898-3106
    • materials extra**
    Dr. Allen Steverman (GP – focused practice pain medicine) Montréal, Quebec
    • Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
    • Programs in French for patients of CHUM
    • Winter 2023 dates to be announced
    • Phone: 514-890-8455 and Fax: 514-412-7132
    • Cost covered by Quebec Provincial Health Plan


    **Cost of digital program materials approximately $75 CAD

    Barb Fraser (MSW) Halliburton, Ontario
    • December 5th, 2023 – March 5th, 2024 (no class December 26th)
    • Thursdays from 10 am – 12:30 pm ET
    • Phone: 705-455-0220 ext. 312
    • Contact Barb at [email protected]
    • materials extra**