Managing Pain: The Mindful Way Chris Penlington and Sally Roach
Pain is a universal human experience. Nobody wants to be in pain and it can be easy to be pulled into a pattern of resisting how we feel that can ultimately add to our problems. Join Sally and Chris, experienced mindfulness practitioners and teachers for an afternoon of experiential exercises and discussion about how we can mindfully work with pain and related physical symptoms.
Chris is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in Pain Management and Long-Term conditions. She has delivered Mindfulness courses within a Pain Clinic and as part of the Mindfulness Association 1-year training. She is qualified to teach the 8-week Mindfulness Based Living course and has an MSc. in Mindfulness Studies from the University of Aberdeen. Chris has found her personal mindfulness practice to be very beneficial and is passionate about sharing these benefits with members of the community. She runs a regular low cost drop in session which is suitable for all levels of mindfulness experience.
Sally has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for 17 years including 4 years of training with the Mindfulness Association. She is on the UK listing of Mindfulness Teachers and regularly teaches the 8 week Mindfulness and Compassion Courses. Sally suffered from chronic fatigue in her early 20s. This drew her to body awareness based practices including Trauma-Sensitive Yoga. She brings a depth of experience to facilitating groups and individuals with chronic illness, pain and fatigue She uses Mindfulness and movement to work in organisations specialising in recovery from addictions and mental health. She runs regular classes in Mindful Yoga, Mindful Menopause and Chair Yoga and enjoys leading workshops and retreats weaving Mindfulness and movement with themes from the natural world.