People in Pain Network
 

Pain Self-Management Groups

Upcoming Pain Self-Management Group

    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 30 Dec 2019
    • 24 sessions
    • Community Futures Dev Corporation 2750 Burrard Ave, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
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    Agenda

    1. Welcome & sign in
    2. Relaxation
    3. Quick review of Group Guidelines & agenda
    4. Check in
    5. Education Session & discussion:  Dr. Alden is a Naturopath who will be discussing natural methods off pain relief and different treatments.
    6. Break: 
    7. Check-out – What did you find helpful today?
    8. Requests for future topics of interest
    9. Relaxation
    10. Good night and have a great month.
    Questions check out our FAQ's
    • 17 Jul 2018
    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 17 sessions
    • 615 -10 Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 1R2
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    Agenda

    1. Welcome New Members
    2. Review Group Guidelines
    3. Check in 
    4. Education Segment Presenter:   Video by Alison Ledgerwood; Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck https://youtu.be/7XFLTDQ4JMkNegative Thoughts and How we can get unstuck in negative thoughts. How does this relate to our everyday life, especially our pain? Talks about finding more positive thoughts and how this can improve our pain intensity (Changing DIM's to SIM's).
    5. Break

    6. Check-out. What did you like about today's topic?

    7. 5 min meditation

    Let us know if you are attending RSVP


    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A3
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    Please note we are back at the Sechelt Senior Activity Centre


    Agenda

    1. Welcome New Members
    2. Review Group Guidelines
    3. Check in 
    4. Education Session:  Information Exchange;  THC and CBD - How Do They Affect Chronic Pain

    5. Check-out, what did you hear that was helpful for you
    • 02 Jan 2019
    • 02 Dec 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Roman Catholic Parish of Resurrection Church 10555-50A Street, Edmonton, Alberta, ​T6A 2C5
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    Agenda

    1. Welcome & sign in
    2. Quick review of Group Guidelines & agenda 
    3. Check in 
    4. Education Session & discussion:  Topics are  related to health and wellness and pain self-management. There is no magic cure for persistent pain, it is about building a new normal.
    5. Check-out – What did you find helpful today? 
    6. Requests for future topics of interest
    • 08 Jan 2019
    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • The Shambhala Meditation Centre​ 812 Stanley St ​Nelson BC
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    Please see meeting date change and updated agenda

    Agenda

    1. Welcome New Members
    2. Review Group Guidelines
    3. Check in 
    4. Education Session: Restorative Yoga. This workshop will teach multiple options for you to find your ultimate support in several poses. Please wear yoga-friendly clothes and bring anything you have for support such as yoga mat, blanket, pillow, etc. 
    5. Wrap Up – Final comments or questions
    6. 5 min mediation
    Questions check out our FAQ's
      • 08 Jan 2019
      • 01 Dec 2020
      • 24 sessions
      • Powell River General Hospital 5000 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC, ​V8A 5R3
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      Meeting are held in the basement of the hospital adjacent to the elevators

      Agenda

      1. 5 minute guided Meditation
      2. Welcome New Members
      3. Review of group guidelines
      4. Education Topic:  Pain is a major stress in our Body, We can change the outcomes to our health in a big way. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal tells how we can make stress helpful for us. Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.  How er gat caught up in negative thoughts and how we can get "unstuck". Dr. Alison Ledgerwood explains how people think and how they can think better. Link to video.
      5. Break
      6. Check out – Final comments or questions
      7. 5 min mediation


      How we get caught up in negative thoughts and how we can get “unstuck”
      Dr Alison Ledgerwood explains how people think and how they can think better




      • 09 Jan 2019
      • 04 Dec 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences 4755 Cherry Creek Road Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0A7 Canada
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       10 AM TO NOON

      Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

      4755 Cherry Creek Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 0A7

      Please park and enter the building from the north side once inside the building please turn left the meeting space is at the end of the corridor

      Agenda

      1. 5 minute guided Meditation
      2. Welcome New Members
      3. Review of group guidelines
      4. Education Topic:   Education Topic:  Pain is a major stress in our Body, We can change the outcomes to our health in a big way. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal tells how we can make stress helpful for us. Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.  How er gat caught up in negative thoughts and how we can get "unstuck". Dr. Alison Ledgerwood explains how people think and how they can think better. Link to video.
      1. Break
      2. Check out – Final comments or questions
      3. 5 min mediation

      Questions check out our FAQ's

      • 09 Jan 2019
      • 11 Dec 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Firehall Library 1455 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, ​B.C. V6H 1J8
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      Agenda

      1. Welcome New Members
      2. Review Group Guidelines
      3. Check in 
      4. Education Session: In November we are going to take another look at, and discuss the films and Audio for Neil Pearson's " 5 Steps for Pain Care ", The focus will be on considering how to integrate the practices we have discussed, using our BAP and SMART goal structures as appropriate. Emphasis placed on working with body awareness and breath. Reminder to use the online forms on the PIPN site to create and follow up on goals and outcomes using the BAP tools. There are still spots available to join the working group for BAP skill development.
      5. Check-out, what did you hear that was helpful for you
      6. 5 to 10 minute guided meditation
      • 23 Jan 2019
      • 18 Dec 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Quality Foods Harewood, 867 Bruce Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4A1
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      Upon your arrival at Quality Foods Harewood, proceed to the Community Room on the second floor. There is an elevator if needed.  

      Please join Heather Divine and Richard Thompson at the January meeting.

      Agenda

      1. Welcome New Members
      2. Review Group Guidelines
      3. Short Meditation
      4. Check in 
      5. Education Topic : 
        1. January: Review of 2018, and what would you like 2019 to look like. Time for general discussion today
      6. Check-out– What did you hear today that you can take away. What else would you like to know more about
      7. Short  mediation
      Questions check out our FAQ's
        • 19 Mar 2019
        • 21 Dec 2021
        • 34 sessions
        • Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton Street Richmond, B.C., ​ V7E 3A8
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        Agenda

        1. Welcome New Members
        2. Review Group Guidelines
        3. Check in 
        4. Educational Topics are  related to health and wellness and pain self-management. There is no magic cure for persistent pain, it is about building a new normal.
        5. Break
        6. Wrap Up – Final comments or questions
        7. 5 min mediation
        • 16 Apr 2019
        • 15 Dec 2020
        • 21 sessions
        • Church of the Valley 23589 Old Yale Road, Langley, BC, V2Z 2K4
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        At The Church of the Valley, 23589 Old Yale Road, Langley.

        (Huge Glass Building with entrances on Fraser Hwy & Old Yale Road)

        Church Phone: 604-514-8335 Wifi - Network: SDA    Password - seventhday​

        Educational Topic: 

        February: 

        "Freeing People From Pain - Based on the concept that you can take control of your own healing, learn how to calm your nervous system, and eliminate your pain without surgery. Based on Dr. Wayne Phimister's his own book Pain Solutions for the 21st Century, along with Prominent Spine Surgeon, Dr. David Hanscom MD's best-selling book - Back In Control: A Surgeon's Roadmap out of Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition. 

        Click here for the Handout.

        Dr. Wayne Phimister - Chronic Pain Management, Family Physician, Assistant Clinical Professor, Hosts iTunes Podcast Show, and Author of the book Pain Solutions for the 21st Century. His qualifications are MBChB, BSc,DFFP, MRCGP DipMedAcupCCFP CAFCI CertGunnIMSFCFP. https://www.drwaynephimister.com/

        March: 

        This continues on with the topic from February's Guest Speaker - Dr. Wayne Phimister  "Freeing People From Pain" Fraser Valley P.S.M.E.S. Group Facilitator Lorinda will present Educational Materials consisting of a Youtube Video by Dr. Howard Schubinar explaining the Roll that STRESS plays in the creation of learned nerve pathways. (9:00 Min) Plus, handouts presented from Howard Schubinar MD's Book "Unlearn Your Pain, 2nd Edition 2012." This continues on with the topic from February's Guest Speaker - Dr. Wayne Phimister MBChB, BSc, DFFP, MRCGP, DipMedAcup, CCFP, CAFCI, CertGunnIMS, FCFP "Freeing People From Pain" http://www.wayne@phimister.com

        The role that STRESS plays - and the creation of learned nerve pathways – (9:00 minutes) Youtube Video by Dr. Howard Schubiner Explaining chronic pain:

        Based on Dr. Howard Schubiner MD's book - 'Unlearn your pain'

        Summary: Dr. Howard Schubiner MD discusses how chronic pain can be devastating, but that it is often not what it seems. Pain can be caused by tissue damage, however many people with chronic pain have no tissue damage. Their pain is caused by learned nerve pathways which are explained in this video. Stress and emotional reactions to stressful life events can produce nerve pathways of pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Learned nerve pathways can be reversed as described in this video.


        On-going Resources and Directions are available at: www.pipain.com

        RSVP to Lorinda - FraserValley@pipain.com

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