Blog: Mindful Teenagers Cope Better with Pain!

February 3rd, 2014

Mindful Teenagers Cope Better with Pain!

A recent study published by Mark Petter (Dalhousie University PhD student, supervised by Dr. Christine Chambers) reveals that pain seems to have less of an impact in the day-to-day lives of teenagers who are more mindful.

Furthermore, more mindful teens show better abilities to cope with pain when we bring them into the lab. It appears that a big reason for better coping among more mindful teens is that they are less likely to have extremely negative thoughts about painful experiences, which may make pain worse.

Take a look his recently published article in the Journal of Pain for more information.