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Chronic Pain Self Management Program

As part of the LHIN Self Management Strategy, we are pleased to now be offering the Chronic Pain Self Management Program in the community.

This self management program was developed through Stanford University Patient Education Centre.  The program is delivered for 2 hours/week over a 6 week period.  This program was designed specifically for individuals with chronic pain.  The program is co-facilitated by 2 leaders in a community setting within our LHIN.  We are pleased to be offering the program here at the Chedoke site.

Learning how to manage pain so that you can get on with living a satisfying fulfilling life can represent a daily challenge for those faced with chronic pain.  The Chronic Pain Self Management Program will teach you a variety of tools that can help you meet that challenge.  The research studies found that, on average, people who have taken the program have more vitality, less pain, less dependence on others, improved mental health, and more involved in everyday activities compared to people who have not taken the program. 

Four Main Concepts Underpin the Program:

  1. Each person with chronic pain is different.  There is no one treatment or approach that is right for everybody.

  2. There are a number of things people with chronic pain can do to feel better.  These things will not eliminate the pain, and help you to become more active and more involved in life.

  3. With knowledge and by experimenting, each individual is the best judge of which self management tools and techniques work best for him or her.

  4. The responsibility for managing your chronic pain day to day rests with you.  Many people can help you, but in the end self management is your responsibility.

If you are interested in registering for the program and to find out the dates times and locations of the upcoming programs, please contact Stella Muia at 1-855-333-2376 or 905-521-2100, ext. 77153.

New dates for Chronic Pain Self Management Workshops for Hamilton Niagara, Haldimand, and Brant LHIN.  There is no cost to the participant and no referral required. They can call to register or register online.  The classes are filled on a first come basis to a maximum of 20 participants.  Click here for dates and details!

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