Check on the website to determine the groups location, day and time of the group you are interesting in attending. Register for the group you wish to attend and you will receive an email reminder five days and two days before the meeting.
At your first meeting you will be asked for your contact information this includes:
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Not a problem as this is a self-management program each person moves along at their pace.
No. Our meetings are free.
We recommend that you bring your support person with you to meetings.
Our leaders are all people with persistent pain so a real understanding of what you're facing. Trained in meeting facilitation, Brief Action Planning, SMART goal setting.
Our board is made up of 80% people with persistent pain. Ensuring our pain self-management group members are provided with a safe environment to:
Pain BC has met with the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC (CPSBC) to discuss the impact of the new Standards and Guidelines for people living with pain and their families, as well as the concerns of those physicians who have approached us since the changes on 1 June 2016. Our representatives felt that the College was receptive to the concerns raised, and we anticipate that the College will issue a public statement soon to clarify the intention of the Standards and Guidelines and, potentially, to announce some amendments.If these new standards have affected your health care or your health Pain BC have provided an information page and contact information. We encourage you to let the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC (CPSBC) know how the new guidelines are affecting you.Please click here to visit Pain BC Opioid Information Page.
No, a Pain Self-Managment Group Meeting is not a time-limited course. It is an on-going (monthly meetings) educational opportunity for people with persistent (chronic) pain to learn how to rebuild their life and successfully manage the pain. The group will help you to find ways:
The group will help you to find ways: greater understanding how to manage your pain benefits of practicing mindfulness techniques in pain management Brief Action Planning techniques reduce your isolation increase your activities levels help you to communicate with your medical team, family, and friends etc
The People in Pain Network of peer-led pain self-management educational groups are not a medical clinic. To attend one of our groups you do not need a medical referral or have to wait many months to attend, all you need is the desire to make changes in your life.