From humble beginnings to international recognition, Breathworks' mission is to bring mindfulness as a tool for reducing suffering to people worldwide; regardless of their situation.
"The Breathworks approach to Mindfulness-Based Pain Management (MBPM) is the most comprehensive, in-depth, scientifically up-to-date and user-friendly approach to learning the how of living with chronic pain and reclaiming one’s life that I know of.....I admire Vidyamala tremendously... her approach could save your life and give it back to you."
Breathworks is based on the experience of Vidyamala Burch who sustained a severe spinal injury in 1976 when she was sixteen leading to multiple surgeries and partial paraplegia. Over 27 years ago she began exploring mindfulness and meditation to manage her persistent pain and in 2001 wondered if she could share these life-changing skills with others who were suffering from pain, stress or illness. She was soon joined by Gary Hennessey and Sona Fricker, both mindfulness practitioners for over three decades and together they developed Breathworks as it is today.
What is Mindfulness?
There are many ways to describe mindfulness including:
Mindfulness works! Try it and you’ll discover its benefits and its magic. Once learnt, it is freely available to everyone, any time, no matter your age, gender, religion or cultural background. (read more)
In order to share this wonderful tool called 'mindfulness', the founders of Breathworks have developed courses and resources that can be accessed in a number of ways. So wherever you are, whatever your health and mobility, you can find a way to learn mindfulness for relieving the suffering that comes from living with pain, illness or stressful circumstances.
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