Helping you live a healthy life with a chronic condition

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain is a six week workshop for anyone suffering from pain, including but is not limited to low back pain, pain for motor vehicle accidents, arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. Anyone can register themselves for a workshop, no referral from a health care professional is needed.

Workshops are highly interactive and offer the Moving Easy Program which is a gentle movement program in addition to the topics listed below.

Session 1

  • What is Pain?
  • 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
  • Better Breathing and Relaxation Body Scan
  • Fatigue Management
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 3

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Moving Easy Program (10 minute exercise program done sitting down or standing up with a chair)
  • Pacing and Planning
  • Evaluating Treatments
  • Making Decisions
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 4

  • Practice Moving Easy Program
  • Healthy Eating
  • Communication Skills (Using “I” Messages)
  • Problem-Solving
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 5

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Practice Moving Easy Program
  • Medications for Chronic Pain
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Positive Thinking
  • Stress and Guided Imagery Relaxation
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 6

  • Feedback
  • Working with Your Health Care Professional and Health Care Organization
  • Communicating about Pain
  • Weight Management
  • Looking Back and Planning for the Future

Workshop Registration

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