Clyde Boiston – Using Mindfulness to Improve Outcomes with Chronic Pain Patients

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Clyde Boiston - Using Mindfulness to Improve Outcomes with Chronic Pain Patients

Clyde Boiston
1 Hour 56 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 30, 2020



Physical pain is a natural and inevitable part of life, but it is all the stories we often tend to lay on top of the pain which can bring on additional suffering. We cannot necessarily control the pain which enters our life, but how we relate to the pain is what we do have control over. And some basic mindfulness practices can help to shift this relationship. In this workshop, we will present some of the latest research on mindfulness showing how it can change the way our bodies experience pain….as well as provide some useful pain relief strategies that you can begin to implement right away with your patients and clients.




Power of the Mind-Body Connection

  • Distinguishing between “pain” and “suffering”
  • Ways in which humans historically tent to respond to physical pan
  • Body scan meditation (experiential)
  • Mechanisms of pain

Alter the Way the Body Perceives Pain

  • Pain and mindfulness meditation
  • MBSR: mindfulness based stress reduction
    • Principles and insights
  • How meditation changes the ways our bodies experience pain
  • Increased pain tolerance and improved quality of life

Improve Outcomes: Patients with Chronic Pain

  • Guided meditation
  • Cultivate the capacity to be with the pain
  • “Lean in” to touch the pain
  • Incorporate the open hearted quality of kindness into the practice
  • Taking it back to the clinic: key points


Clyde Boiston, PT, OCS, CMF's Profile

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CLYDE BOISTON, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI, is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience who has worked in multiple therapy settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. In addition to his continuing clinical work as a PT, he and his wife own and operate Bel Wellness, a mind-body wellness studio in Riverside, CA which offers classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation. Mr. Boiston is a mindfulness teacher and meditation instructor who presents retreats, workshops, and mindful living classes to both corporate and healthcare employers as well as the general community. His clients include Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UC Riverside, and the Riverside County Office on Aging. He received his certification as a Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) in 2017 after completing their yearlong teacher training program. MARC is part of the UCLA Medical School’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Mr. Boiston graduated with a BS in PT from California State University Long Beach in 1997 and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2004. He is also a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Clyde Boiston is the owner of Be Everything in Life. He has an employment relationship with Kaiser Permanente Home Health. Mr. Boiston receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Clyde Boiston has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.