I know that I am not the only one here who has developed depression and an anxiety disorder in addition to and largely as a result of being in pain for years on end. I see a psychologist weekly. I don't find it all that useful to be honest, but I go because my prescribing doctor wants me to and, well, I do what he says.
At my last appointment, my psych gave me a flyer for a 4-week Mindfulness Training course offered through her practice for folks dealing with depression, anxiety and chronic medical conditions. It is based on work by Jon Kabatt-Zinn.
Has anyone had experience with this type of thing? If so, did the experience help you manage your pain or co-existing pysch issues any better?
The cost of the program would be out-of-pocket for me. It isn't terribly expensive, but I don't have money to burn.