Live Well! Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops

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The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), developed by Stanford University, is a six week, 2.5 hour workshop that offers tools and information to help people manage their chronic illnesses and participate more fully in life. There is strong evidence across many studies that CDSMP participants experience several beneficial health outcomes, including greater energy, increased participation in physical activity, improved health status, reduced pain symptoms, and improved psychological well-being. Participants also report enhanced communication and partnerships with physicians and greater confidence that they can take actions to affect their own health.

Through this supportive interactive workshop, often led by others with chronic conditions, participants learn about a variety of topics, such as:

  • Healthy eating and exercise choices
  • Evaluating new treatment choices
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Effective ways to talk with healthcare professionals and loved ones

Most importantly, participants help each other through brainstorming and problem-solving as they develop weekly achievable action plans. Classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Registration is required. Please contact 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272(1-800-736-8272) if you need to cancel.