Patricia Bloom

Teaching Schedule


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co-instructor: Joan Griffiths Vega
Mindfulness Based Pain Relief
Wednesday Evenings 
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
September 30th- November 18th 
All Day Retreat Saturday, November 7th - 10 am – 2 pm
Martha Stewart Center for Living
at Mount Sinai Medical Center
1440 Madison Avenue at 99th St.
(enter via Klingenstein Center lobby at 1450 Madison Avenue)
Tuition: $400
For registration please contact

Mindfulness-Based Pain Relief is an adaptation of the traditional MBSR curriculum, designed specifically for people suffering with chronic pain, which is pain lasting more than 3 months. Scientific studies have confirmed the efficacy of mindfulness practice for reducing pain, and also for relieving numerous pain-related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and loss of function in daily life. We will also be incorporating the Open Focus technique for pain, which we have found experientially to be very effective in relieving pain, and which we are now involved in studying at Mount Sinai Medical Center, for patients with pain related to surgery.


Mindfulness drop-in sessions at the Asia Society

Wednesdays 12:30 - 1 pm
725 Park Avenue, NYC 10021
Free, open to the general public
No sessions currently for summer vacation. 
Please check back later for Fall 2015 start date.


On request. Please email

Patricia Bloom is a physician who has been involved in academic internal medicine and geriatric medicine in New York City for the past 35 years. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she served as both the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and the Director of Integrative Health Programs for the Martha Stewart Center for Living.

She is a Certified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Center for Mindfulness Practicum 2005, Teacher Development Intensive 2007, Certification 2013), and has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and mindfulness workshops to people with a wide range of medical, psychological, and social stress since 2006. She also teaches Mindfulness for Caregivers, an adaptation of MBSR specifically oriented to those caring for a loved one with dementia or serious chronic illness, and Mindfulness-Based Pain Relief for people suffering with chronic pain, with Joan Griffiths Vega. She is trained at the 500-hour level as a yoga teacher in the Kripalu tradition.