We collaborated with the Breathworks research team for our first two pilots courses. Here's what they had to say about the results for our first pilot course:
"The Breathworks research team are delighted to present some extremely encouraging results from the Take Back Your Life pilot mindfulness course for those with chronic pain and low-literacy levels.
"Despite a small sample size, we found that following the course, participants stated significantly reduced pain intensity, pain interference with daily life and catastrophic thinking. In addition, participants stated significantly higher levels of pain self-efficacy (i.e. ability to continue with life despite the pain) and significantly higher mindfulness skills.
"We also interviewed participants three months after the course had finished, and found that several participants reported using healthcare services and pain medication less than they did before the course began. This was fantastic to hear given that chronic pain places one of the largest burdens on the NHS.
"We look forward to repeating this analysis with a larger sample size and more conservative statistical test to provide more robust results in the future."
The results from our first course are available to download here.