Lifestyle Resources


why meditate?

Confessions of a Jewish Mother. How Mindfulness can change your life

Happify; “Why Mindfulness is a Superpower.”

Free Meditations

Mindfullness at BC Association for Living Mindfully

Yoga Nidra Meditation (download insight timer to listen in full)

Compassion Meditation

Decisions Meditation

Vision-Making Meditation

Self acceptance project, Practice of mindfulness & Meditation Music downloads


Headspace App for iPhone/ Android

Insight Meditation App for iPhone / Android

Breathing Techniques

Box Breathing

11 types of breathing


Podcast & Videos

Chronic back Pain: Journalist investigates what works and what doesn't, CBC The Current Podcast

Reconceptualizing Pain: Dr. Peter O'Sullivan, Healthy Wealthy & Smart Podcast  

Lifestyle, Spiritual, Mental & Physical Health: Nousha Bebahanian’s Podcast

Pain Mindfulness: by Ken Wilber


Mindful Movement 

Qi Gong

Short Standing Postures for Upper Back Pain

Daily 4-Minute Movements for Better Health

Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Beginners: Improve Health, Fitness & Relaxation

Top 10 Tai Chi Moves for Beginners


Core Awareness and Strength Level 1 video by Krista Friesen

Yoga for upper back pain

Yoga for low back pain




Back Mechanics by Dr. Stuart McGill

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery by Cathryn Ramin 

The Chronic Pain Care Workbook by Michael J Lewandowski

Pain Chronicles by Melanie Thernstrom 

Holistic Pain Relief by Dr. Heather Tick

Living Well with Pain and Illness by Vidyamala Burch

How to be Sick:  A Buddhist Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / Meditation

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J Bourne

Boundless Healing: Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body by Tulku Thondup

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Understand Pain, Live Well Again: Life is Now by Neil Pearson

Explain Pain by G. Lorimer Moseley & David S. Butler


The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington


The Personalized Diet by Eran Segal

The Elimination Diet - Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired by Tom Malterre & Alissa Segersten

Eat Fat, Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman

Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon

 Minimalist Baker by Dana Schultz

Self-Help / Personal Growth

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

The Presence Process: A Healing Journey Into Present Moment Awareness by Michael Brown

Websites & Tools


Recovery Strategies by Greg Lehman

Health Skills by Bronnie Lennox Thompson

Anti-inflammatory Diet by Dr. Heather Tick

Nousha Bebahanian's Free “7-Step Checklist to a Vibrant, Fulfilling Life” Handout

BC Women's Hospital Living With Complex Chronic Disease

Pain BC 

Pain BC Pain Toolbox

Self management BC: Successfully Manage Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic Pain Management: Step by Step Pain Management

Resources for Health Care Professionals

General Practice Services Committee: Practice-Support Programs and Clinical Tools

Divisions of Family Practice: Provincial Resources and Tools for Chronic Pain Management

Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE): Addiction Specialist Advice on Opioid Prescribing. Consults via Phone or App

Doctors of BC: Improving Chronic Pain Management


Websites about Specific Conditions

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia website

BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Disease Program Clinical Protocol for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Related Disorders

UBC This Changed My Practice “Hope for patients with fatigue, pain, and unexplained symptoms” article by Dr. Ric Arseneau

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Fibromyalgia Society of BC website

Central Sensitivity Syndrome

“What Are Central Sensitivity Syndromes?” handout

Opioid Withdrawl

UBC This Changed My Practice "Managing Opioid Withdrawal" article by Dr. Pam Squire

Managing Opioid Withdrawl Handout for patients by Dr. Pam Squire & Dr. Roman Jovey


Pain Clinics s

Greenleaf Medical Clinic

BCW CCDP Clinic (multidisciplinary team; patient must have a diagnosis of FM, CFS or lyme) 

Change Pain Clinic (trigger point injection & interventional pain treatments)

Muscle MD Clinic (trigger point injection)

Chronic Pain Clinic JPOCS Surrey (multidisciplinary, interventional options) 

St. Paul’s Pain Center (multidisciplinary, interventional options,  IV ketamine/lidocaine infusions)

Mood Disorders Association (CBT Groups & psychiatry consultation)