Befriending Your Pain – Self-Guided Online Class

Transforming our Relationship to Depression, Anxiety, Physical and Emotional Pain, With Mindfulness and Compassion

Taught by Dr. Lee Lipp, founder of TDA

Ever feel overwhelmed and alone, debilitated by powerful waves of anxiety, fear, physical pain and depression? Experiencing painful states such that your mind and emotions feel out of control? Feeling caught in certain restrictive mind-body habits, there may be a belief that there is no escape from them. Even in the midst of life’s unavoidable ups-and-downs, freedom from suffering is possible. In this course, there’s the possibility to discover how to “re-sculpt” the brain to be free of reactive mind-body patterns and experience a deeper authentic connection, presence and vitality.
This online course is designed to assist participants to:

  • Build the capacity to be with emotional and physical pain and distress with strength and courage
  • Learn new skills that lead to untangling painful thoughts and self-criticism
  • Cultivate self-confidence and self-esteem as you practice using re-sculpting tools
  • Release limiting story lines that you and others have told you about yourself
  • Learn to offer compassion and acceptance to yourself and others
  • Cultivate a natural experience of peace, ease and well-being

This course is offered for everyone, whether you are having difficulty with emotional and/or physical pain or simply want to understand and befriend the nature of the mind and emotions. No meditation experience is required.

This course includes video recordings, audio recordings, and written materials. This course can be done at your own pace and will be available to you for three months thereaferDr.


This newsletter was started by Dr. Lee Lipp as Every Now & Then ENCOURAGING WORDS — a “now and again” gentle reminder of the "Befriending Your Pain” / Transforming Depression & Anxiety teachings and source of encouragement for meditation practice. Its current iteration, ILLUMINATIONS, is published by Lee’s dear friend and colleague Tracy Masington, who continues this written teaching tradition with a conversational tone and freely offered instruction on mindfulness, compassion & creativity.