Shrey Vazir

Shrey Vazir

Shrey Vazir

Physiotherapist

About Shrey Vazir

Shrey is a Registered Physiotherapist and a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher specialising in chronic pain and stress.

Having gone through a personal journey with persistent back pain, Shrey has embraced mindfulness into his daily practice – both personally and clinically. With his advanced training in the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) program, he has integrated the principles of mindfulness meditation to teach patients and healthcare professionals on how they can better cope with chronic stress, pain, and burnout.

As a passionate educator, Shrey has delivered multiple lectures, webinars and talks that have garnered much praise and attention from an international audience of rehabilitation professionals. As a full-time clinician who is well-versed with pain neuroscience and evidence-based rehabilitation practice, Shrey’s mission is to inspire current and future rehabilitation professionals to incorporate mind-body approaches in their own practice.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness in Stress and Pain Management

My mind is like my internet browser - 19 tabs open, three of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from. How often does this describe our daily lives, with our minds too full, engaged in too many different things to focus on what is happening right here, right now? The distractions of life are limitless, but our attention is very limited. Through mindfulness practice, we can train our brains to focus on the present moment, without judgement but rather with acceptance. This ultimately can lead to calmness and resilience, and increase our ability to cope with life.
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Benefits and Evidence of Mindfulness Meditation in Chronic Pain Management

Interest in mindfulness meditation has increased exponentially over the past three decades resulting in a rapid growth of research exploring how it works and its associated benefits. Many studies have identified consistent neural changes in the brain following mindfulness practice and noted a number of benefits, including pain reduction. Chronic pain has become a global health problem, causing disability and reduced quality of life while also posing a significant therapeutic challenge. Mindfulness, as a multifaceted, non-pharmacological option for pain relief, has therefore sparked great interest globally. Through the wonder of neuroplasticity, mindfulness has been shown to have a direct impact on our physiology and our psychology, resulting in a calmer and more accepting disposition towards pain and life itself.
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Mindfulness for Clinicians

Looking after the health of others brings great reward, but it also brings significant challenges. Healthcare professionals are repeatedly exposed to complex situations in their daily tasks, which are often closely related to the pain and suffering of the patients they attend. Continual high levels of stress will ultimately lead to anxiety, depression, compassion-fatigue, burnout and an inability to provide proper care to patients. Clinicians should, therefore, not only be committed to the wellbeing of others, but also to their own wellbeing. Mindfulness has been shown to effectively reduce stress and is regarded as a key element in the wellbeing of clinicians. It not only enhances stress management, but also cultivates psychological flexibility. Both of these factors can act as buffers against burnout.
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Mindfulness for Our Patients – Practical Applications

Persistent pain poses a significant therapeutic challenge and has refocused our attention on the dynamic interactions between the bio, psycho and social factors of the pain experience. Focusing our attention on the person rather than on the tissues has caused a shift in treatment from a single-minded focus on eliminating pain to the much bigger goal of improving quality of life and enabling patients to re-engage in life roles that are meaningful to them. This shift in focus mirrors the essence of mindfulness where the goal is not to eliminate pain or stress, but to teach patients to be self-aware and respond to pain and stress in more constructive and healthy ways. Despite its benefits, convincing patients to engage in mindfulness practice might pose its own challenges. There are also safety considerations, especially when working with patients with a history of trauma. The practical guidelines provided in this course will help you to introduce and implement mindfulness into therapeutic practice, empowering your patients to explore and experiment with mindfulness practice and ultimately be in control of their own pain experience.
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Mindfulness in Pain and Stress Management Programme

With advances in neuroscience research, mindfulness has been found to be a safe, non-pharmacological management option for patients with chronic conditions, such as persistent pain. Mindfulness interventions not only reduce pain but also reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Mindfulness training has also emerged as a practical self-care tool for health care professionals to build resilience, compassion and empathy while preventing professional burnout. In this programme, Shrey Vazir (Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator) will discuss the background, research, evidence, and practical applications of mindfulness in the rehabilitation setting for patients and clinicians.
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