Living Well SE OntarioSelf-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario

Chronic Pain

Workshops
May 5, 2017 - June 9, 2017
9:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Every Friday
Location
500-797 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Hosted By
Kingston Orthopaedic and Pain Institute (KOPI)
Accepting Registrants
YES
Topic
Chronic Pain
Contact Information
613-507-7246

The Living Well with Chronic Pain Workshop helps people who are 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, and others.

This free workshop provides information and practical tools to help individuals develop self-management skills, giving them the confidence and motivation they need to better manage their symptoms, challenges and the day-to-day tasks of living with chronic pain, and generally live healthier.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes encourage active participation, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop will not conflict with existing programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment.

The workshop is for adults of all ages living with chronic pain as well as family members and caregivers. Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks. 

In addition to receiving the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, participants will also receive the Chronic Pain Workbook and Moving Easy exercise CD.

Session 1

  • Overview of self-management
  • Debunking myths
  • What is chronic pain?
  • Making action plans (all sessions)

Session 2

  • Feedback/problem solving
  • Fitness/exercise
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms

Session 3

  • Feedback/problem solving
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Difficult emotions
  • Fatigue/sleep

Session 4

  • Communication
  • Healthy Eating

Session 5

  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Medications
  • Depression

Session 6

  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Communication
  • Making treatment decisions
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Future plans

To download a printable handout with information about the workshop, please click here.

Contact Us

Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario

Kingston Community Health Centres
263 Weller Avenue
Kingston, ON  K7K 2V4

selfmanagement@kchc.ca
Tel: 613-542-2949 ext.1179
Fax: 613-542-7657