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 Health 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.
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
- 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.
For Referring Clinicians
To refer a patient to the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Vanderbilt:
- Download the referral form.
- 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.