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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 to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • behavioral : Compassion Cultivation Training Course

Phase: N/A


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - N/A

Inclusion Criteria

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

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Heather Chapin, PhD
Not Recruiting

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