Helping you live a healthy life with a chronic condition

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is a six week workshop for anyone with a chronic condition. This could include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.  No referral from a health care professional is needed, anyone can register themselves for a workshop. Workshops are highly interactive and focus on the following topics:

Session 1

  • Overview of self-management and chronic health conditions
  • The Mind-Body Connection/Distraction
  • Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
  • Introduction to Action Plans

Session 2

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Dealing with Difficult Emotions
  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Preventing Falls and Improving Balance
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 3

  • Feedback
  • Making Decisions
  • Pain and Fatigue Management
  • Endurance Exercise
  • Relaxation: Body Scan
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 4

  • Feedback
  • Better Breathing
  • Healthy Eating
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 5

  • Feedback
  • Making Healthy Food Choices
  • Medication Usage
  • Making Informed Treatment Decisions
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Positive Thinking
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 6

  • Feedback
  • Working with Your Health Care Professional and Health Care System
  • Weight Management
  • Looking Back and Planning for the Future

Workshop Registration

If you would like to attend a chronic conditions workshop, visit our upcoming workshops page or contact Sally Kirby at 289-231-0926 for more information.