Self-Selection all the Way: Improving Patients’ Pain Experience and Outcomes on a Pilot Breathworks Mindfulness for Health Programme
This Research Poster was presented at British Pain Society national Conference, Birmingham, in 2017. The study investigated the changes in pain experience and quality of life resulting from an 8-week Breathworks accredited Mindfulness for Health programme, for patients experiencing chronic pain. Data was analysed between three direct selection (DS) and three self-selection (SS) groups. Outcomes for the overall sampled showed an improvement in standardised measures. Improvements in quality of life and mindfulness were also reported, as well as positive written and verbal feedback. Groups with a preliminary taster and engagement session, showed greater improvement, within a wider number of measures and better treatment retention.