Just to confirm that I can give a short presentation on a Mindfulness based appraoch to
'Primary and Secondary suffering'
as this relates to chronic pain, fatigue, stress, etc.
Primary and Secondary suffering illuminates the distinction between mental and emotional states, and primary physical experience (body awareness), and perhaps can be a good, simple way to help bring more 'mindfulness' to ourselves, and others.
The Mindfulness Interest Group for Health and Helping Professionals (MIGHP) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7pm at The Psychology Centre, Level 2, Geography Building, Arts Road Entrance, University of Canterbury (please see attached map). The next meeting will be on Tuesday the 18th of Tuesday 2013. The topic of the discussion this month will be on Primary and Secondary suffering.
The electric doors on the ground floor lock at 5.30 so please arrive beforehand – someone will be there for a short time to let any late arrivals in. (If you arrive later and no one is there to let you in, please text me on 021 567-077 and someone will come down to open the door.)
The format for this meeting will be as follows:
5:30pm Brief group member introductions
5:40 Guided mindfulness meditation
6:00 Prepare tea and nibbles
6:10 Presentation and discussion
6:50 Prepare for next meeting
7:00pm Close meeting
(Please forward this email to other people who you think may be interested in participating)