The purpose of this study is to determine whether compassion training will improve the physical and psychological well-being of patients with chronic pain. The investigators also want to determine whether any benefit of compassion training in the patients "spreads" to significant others with whom the patient has a close relationship.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- behavioral : Compassion Cultivation Training Course
Ages Eligible For Study:
1. Age 18+ and chronic pain for >6months 2. Pain over the last month 3. Ability to read, write, and converse in English 4. If being treated for pain condition, then stable treatment regimen. For significant others: 1)18 years of age or older 2)Ability to read, write, and converse in English