MBCPM Program

Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management

What is the MBCPM Program?

The MBCPM is a 12-week evidence based trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed program designed specifically for those with chronic pain. It can help reduce pain, decrease stress and improve quality of life.

Participants can expect to:

  • Participate in a weekly 2.5h group class where you will connect with others who are living with chronic pain 
  • Practice mindfulness meditation (for as little as 5 min/day) 
  • Gain an understanding of the connection between stress, pain and body symptoms
  • Enhance self-care practices, including eating, exercising, and sleeping 
  • Gain tools to enhance behaviors and self-awareness in relationship with others and with self 
  • Benefit from Empowering Mind & Body’s knowledge and experience supporting individuals with brain injuries

Program Details



Facilitated by Nicole Aylwin, Yoga Therapist with Empowering Mind & Body and owner of Yoga Therapy & Wellness.


Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm,
February 28 – May 15, 2024


The course is offered via Zoom Healthcare


$1300 + HST, plus $100 for materials (meditation recordings & book)

Meet your facilitator:

As a Yoga Therapist for Empowering Mind & Body, Nicole Aylwin works with clients who are living with and managing symptoms from traumatic brain injuries and complex trauma resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

As the owner of Yoga Therapy and Wellness, a private yoga therapy practice she offers yoga therapy and mindfulness practices for individuals with specialized healthcare needs such as chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, insomnia, PTSD and trauma, acquired and traumatic brain injury, mobility issues, and mental health and addiction.

Nicole holds a certificate in the Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management from University of Toronto and NeuroNova Centre and she is an accredited Facilitator of the MBCPM.

    What MBCPM Participants are Saying:


    Since participating in the MBCPM I have noticed a reduction in my pain and my concern about pain. I also learned that I could contribute in a group setting.

    Credit to Nicole for guiding us to participate, her non judgment allowed us to be more forthcoming, yet her ability to know when to pull back or ask permission for questions or not have us overstep, shows her experience and a command of facilitating and leading.

    This course has taught me that mindfulness can be effective at helping with my moods, outlook, pain, sleeping, and dealing with others.

    This course has taught me that mindfulness can be effective at helping with my moods, outlook, pain, sleeping, and dealing with others.

    Even though it was virtual I didn’t want to miss a session!

    Participating in this group helped me realize that our symptoms are similar, and emotions around those symptoms are relatable, and we are not alone in our journey.

    Our Approach

    Our approach is to meet you where you are at in your healing journey and empower you. We’d love to help you return to the activities that bring you joy.