Mount Sinai Health System

WTC Health Program Webinar: Mind/body ways to manage chronic pain

Members within the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai have had to manage multiple medical and mental health issues due to their work in the rescue, recovery, and cleanup effort. This presentation will explore the connection between our emotions, thoughts and pain experiences. Finding ways to manage physical pain through mindfulness and meditation can provide helpful coping techniques. During the presentation we will look at ways that stress relates to managing chronic pain and the impact on our emotional wellbeing

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Wednesday, May 25 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Health & Wellness




Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Environmental Medicine and Public Health


Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health


Institute for Exposomic Research


Dr. Aleksandra Rayska graduated with a degree in clinical psychology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the World Trade Center Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Rayska completed additional postgraduate training at The Women's Therapy Center Institute, which focused on contemporary relational theory and feminist thought. Drawing on her previous professional life as a dance movement therapist, Dr. Rayska writes about the relationship between the mind and the body, and works with patients to strengthen their awareness and experience of this connection. She has expertise working with patients impacted by trauma, emotion regulation as well as body image and eating issues. Dr. Rayska also works with patients to explore and address the psychological underpinnings of psychosomatic disorders and issues related to chronic pain. Dr. Rayska provides psychotherapy in English and Polish