Chronic Pain Personal Actions Toward Health
Date: May 13, 2014 - June 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bay County, 515 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708
Contact: Dawn Earnesty: 989-758-2514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops are led by two trained leaders who may, themselves, have a long-term health condition. Workshop participants are people with many different health conditions. The workshop content is not disease specific; rather, it focuses on symptoms that are common to people with a variety of health conditions. The goal of the workshop is to help participants become better self-managers. Over the six weeks, emphasis is placed on creating personal action plans and setting practical, achievable goals. Participants learn strategies to help them deal with problems such as pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions. Other topics include managing symptoms, managing medications, working with health care providers, relaxation, healthy eating, physical activity and communicating with family and friends.