Overview Materials:Prescribing Meditation - Handout on general suggestions for starting a meditation practice
Stress Management Techniques PDF - Handout with a variety of suggestions for relaxation practice
Specific TechniquesBreathing Technique Patient Handouts - These are core skills for many of the other techniques which follow
Mantra meditation Handouts - suggests multiple options for mantras as well as general instructions for meditating using a mantra
Guided Imagery Handouts - A useful technique for relaxation but also for
Mindfulness-based Patient Handouts materials include an overview as well as specific mindfulness exercises for chronic pain, introducing mindfulness in daily activities.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Handouts - Therapy Materials include information on cognitive distortions from David Burns (I recommend his books Feeling Good and When Panic Attacks for patients dealing with depression and anxiety, respectively.)
Communication- Handouts are best used in a group setting or with a couple.
Gratitude - The Gratitude Journal has been one of my most powerful 2-minute interventions with patients struggling with depression, grief, and chronic pain.
Online and CD resources:
Relaxation CD Full Circle - link to recordings used for our chronic pain groups. These are homemade - feel free to use them to burn CD's for your patients, or to make your own.
http://www.mindfulnesstapes.com/ Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn