Living Well with Chronic Pain

Living Well with Chronic Pain

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Living Well with Chronic Pain is a participant education program for adults experiencing chronic pain. We are looking for people to be trained as workshop leaders for the Arrowhead Region.

Subjects covered include:

• Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, depression, and poor sleep

• Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance

• Education about the appropriate use of medications

• Learn how to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professionals

• Strategies for healthy eating and nutrition

• Pacing activity and rest; and

• How to evaluate new treatments

The overall goal is to enable participants to build self-confidence to assume an active role in managing their chronic pain. The workshop is conducted over six sessions, meeting weekly for 2½ hours per session. Sessions are led by two trained leader.

Cost of 2-day training is $100.

Limited scholarships are available upon request.

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