This workshop has 5 remaining seat(s).
This is a 6-week class, once a week on Thursdays, September 14 to October 19, 2023 from 1:30 to 4:00pm EST.
Priority will be given to those living in Southeastern Ontario. This workshop will be offered via Zoom Meeting.
The Living Well with Chronic Pain Workshop provides information and skills to those living with chronic pain, helping them better manage their condition and achieve their best health and wellness.
This FREE workshop is for adults of all ages experiencing a wide range of chronic pain conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injury, chronic regional pain syndrome, post stroke or central pain, neuropathic pain, among others. These workshops are also open to family members and caregivers.
Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, and will also receive a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain and the audio file "Relaxation for Mind and Body". The workshops are led by two trained leaders who are trained volunteers with chronic pain themselves.
Participants report improvement in their lifestyle and general health, as well as improved symptom management and better communication with their doctors. They also spend less time in the hospital compared to those who have not taken the workshop.
This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University and currently supported by the Self-Management Resource Center.