Group Therapy

Overview

Chronic pain and long-term medical conditions can take a toll on more than your body. They can affect your whole life. Group therapy programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt can help you learn how to function better and improve your quality of life.

These programs typically are covered by insurance, although you may be charged a deductible or copay. Contact your insurance company for details.

Osher Online Schedule

Vanderbilt's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers a range of services, classes and training focused on your total health mind, body and spirit.

Conditions We Address

  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Coping skills
  • Improving recovery
  • Preventing illness
  • Stress reduction
  • Understanding the effects of illness
  • Weight management

Care Team

Michelle Foote-Pearce

Michelle Foote-PearceDMin, MSN, MA, LPC-MHSP, RN

    Director of Mindfulness Programs and Outreach

Why Choose Group Therapy at Vanderbilt

  • Knowledge and experience

    Each program is led by a qualified, licensed practitioner. Your leader’s knowledge and experience translate into expert care for you.

  • Comprehensive care

    Group therapy works alongside your traditional medical care. It strives to improve your total well-being — mind, body and spirit. Together, traditional and complementary programs like group therapy can help you better manage your overall health and enjoy a better quality of life.

Group Therapy Programs

To register for any of these group therapy programs, click the Movement/Series tab on our online schedule.

  • Hypnosis for Pain

    Hypnosis can help reduce pain and anxiety. This class teaches you self hypnosis to safely tap into the natural healing ability of your mind. Participants receive recordings to use on their own.

  • Living Well with Chronic Pain

    This four-week program is for people living with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, long-term injury or another pain condition. Learn and practice techniques that help you feel more comfortable.

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

    Scientific research shows that this therapy can help you cope with depression, mood disorders and emotional distress. Learn meditation and breathing exercises to break the cycle of negative thoughts.

  • Mindfulness Skills

    Learn proven practices to calm your mind and body, helping you harness your natural ability to relax and heal. Gain better clarity and more compassion for yourself and others.

  • Mindfulness for Pain

    This more advanced class focuses on creating a new and kinder relationship to your body and your pain. It is created especially for those who have a basic knowledge of mindfulness and want to become more skillful at coping with pain.

Location

Related Information

For details on cost and registration, see the Movement/Series tab on our online schedule.

We accept payment by cash, check or credit card.

Patient Resources

For Referring Clinicians

To refer a patient to the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt:

  1. Download the referral form.
  2. Fax the completed form to (615) 936-6144.

Vanderbilt clinicians also may refer patients through the electronic medical record system.

If you have questions, call (615) 343-1554.