Seneca Center

Seneca Center

1 South Prospect Street
St. Joseph, Level 6
Burlington,  Vermont  05401


Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

If you are affected by chronic pain you know how hard it can be to tie your shoes, make a bed, work in the garden or simply walk. Although chronic pain may place limitations on daily activities, it does not mean the end of a fulfilling life.

There is strong evidence supporting the benefits of relaxation techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Therefore, the Department of Psychiatry at the UVM Medical Center offers a 13-week program specifically designed for individuals with chronic pain age 18 and older.

Our goal is to help patients cope with chronic pain in a way that enhances their quality of life.

Mind Body Medicine at UVM Medical Center - Program Structure

The Management of Chronic Pain Program is an intensive 13-week group program that uses mind/body approaches for the treatment of medical illness. Important features of this program include:

  • Individual initial evaluation
  • Stress management/Relaxation techniques
  • Cognitive therapy/communication skills
  • Nutrition/sleep hygiene
  • Body awareness and stretching exercises
  • Patient and family education
  • Medication adjustment for treatment of pain, anxiety and depression if needed
  • Referrals to alternative therapists as appropriate
  • Individual evaluations at the anesthesiology center for pain medicine are available

Conditions We Treat

The Mind Body Medicine Clinic helps patients with a variety of chronic conditions such as:


In last few decades, many studies show that people who are chronically distressed have increased risk of getting a major illness. By contrast, a mind at peace protects the body's health. That is why the Mind Body Medicine Clinic's programs are specifically designed using approaches such as:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Communication Skills

Research & Clinical Trials

The MindBody Medicine Research Lab is currently working on a variety of research projects including:

Find out if you’re eligible to participate in a research study by contacting us at 802-847-8214 or email

For Medical Professionals

The Mind Body Medicine Clinic offers educational  opportunities for residents in psychiatry, medical students and graduate students in neuroscience and counseling.