Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Thursdays, Jan 24 - Feb 28
January 24, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
For many people, coping with a chronic health condition can be extremely trying. Fatigue, pain, breathing difficulties, sleeping problems, loss of energy, depression and anxiety about the future are common.
The program is offered as a fun, practical workshop which can help people with chronic conditions overcome these daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life. Participants learn about healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about their lives. They are provided with information strategies and techniques, so they will have the tools they need to help themselves.
Adults of all ages, who are experiencing chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, fibromyalgia, hypertension, depression or any other ongoing or long-term health condition(s) can attend. Their family members, friends and caregivers are also welcome, as they will benefit from the information personally and develop a better understanding of living with a chronic condition.
Small groups of participants (usually 10 to 16) meet for 2 ½ hours, once a week for six weeks. The highly interactive sessions are led by pairs of trained program leaders – most have chronic conditions themselves and have successfully adopted the techniques taught in the program. This self-empowerment workshop is offered by Self-Management BC through the University of Victoria.
Call 604-940-1273 to register.