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Compassion Training and Pain

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 currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Compassion Cultivation Training Course




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

Exclusion Criteria:

For patients and significant others:

1)Current or history of a psychological disorder that would interfere with study
procedures, at the discretion of the researcher.

For patients only:

   1. prior compassion meditation experience

   2. on going legal action or disability claim

   3. currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

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