Our Patient’s Experience: In Their Own Words

I was depressed most of the time. When I started with the group, I met these people who had the similar situation I had with pain. For me it helped me learn how I could relax. And since I was in the group, I’m calm, I’m relaxed. I’m not depressed anymore.

– Integrative Medicine Group Visit Patient

The group really helped me changed my mindset around the pain … like now when I’m feeling the pain, I can sit and meditate and be like, okay – let me focus on my breathing, calm down and kinda say like, this isn’t the first time I’ve been in pain, it’s not going to be the last time I’m in pain, it is what it is and it doesn’t overwhelm me.

– Integrative Medicine Group Visit Patient

During the time that I was working with the music therapist, I was so completely engaged in what the two of us were doing together…. Pain no longer was part of my focus.

– Music Therapy Participant

 The massage therapy sessions made me feel like I mattered in the hospital.

– Massage Therapy Participant

 This is what it means to work at BMC!  I’m being paid to have a massage on the job! 

– BMC Nurse

It’s going to have to be something that’s part of my life. I’m going to do this for a long time. So I’m looking at it as a medical treatment-it’s not just a yoga class.

– Yoga for Back Pain Patient

 I felt good because I was doing something, not sitting around waiting for a diagnosis, not taking another pill.  I was involved in my treatment, that’s how I felt.

– Yoga for Back Pain Patient

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