Jefferson University Hospitals

How Mindfulness Helped Erik Relieve His Pain

"I was walking into work and noticed that I was not limping and my pain was gone"

The MBSR Course gave me my life back. When I signed up for the class, I was looking for relief of stress, depression and pain caused by my metastatic prostate cancer and hormone therapy. The pain in my legs and pelvis had been with me for over a year and was causing me to walk with a severe limp.

I was pleasantly surprised when two weeks into the MBSR course I was walking into work and noticed that I was not limping and my pain was gone. Almost two months later (meditating and practicing yoga daily), I am still pain and depression free. I feel like a new man! Thanks!

Erik Marrero, business man and recently certified yoga teacher