Exploring the use of Mindfulness in patients with chest pain - a research study

Sponsored by the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
 London, UK

Purpose of the study

Many people suffer from chest pain where a physical cause cannot be identified, and no medical treatment is needed. The pain can result in individual suffering, difficulty in performing daily activities and work, and frequent visit to doctors. The purpose of this study is to explore alternative ways to manage chest pain. One of these ways is ‘mindfulness’, of which you might have heard. Mindfulness is a skill to train the mind to be in the present moment with openness, curiosity, and acceptance. It enhances the awareness of one’s external surroundings and inner sensations, allowing the individual to step back, and manage difficult experiences differently, understanding what might be most helpful for well-being.   

 

Many people suffer from chest pain where a physical cause cannot be identified, and no medical treatment is needed. The pain can result in individual suffering, difficulty in performing daily activities and work, and frequent visit to doctors. The purpose of this study is to explore alternative ways to manage chest pain. One of these ways is ‘mindfulness’, of which you might have heard. Mindfulness is a skill to train the mind to be in the present moment with openness, curiosity, and acceptance. It enhances the awareness of one’s external surroundings and inner sensations, allowing the individual to step back, and manage difficult experiences differently, understanding what might be most helpful for well-being.   

 

MIPIC clinical trial 2020