People in Pain Network

Assisted motivation for change 

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The People in Pain Network is very excited to be able to offer the tools to help our members make changes to live easier with their pain.

Living with pain is hard and often takes most of our daily energy just to get from morning to night and even thinking about making changes can feel overwhelming. 

It is very common to feel "stuck" and not have many ideas of what might interest you. Attending our group meetings lets you hear what other members are doing and you might hear an idea that sounds good for you.

I hear from the members of the groups that I lead, that they want to do more or add more meaningful activities into their days but do not always know how to get started or how to ensure that they do not overdo things at the beginning.

You might be wanting to move more, add a mindfulness practice, play with your grandchildren or putter in your garden. Only you know what is important to you as you are the expert of YOU.

Using the time tested brief action plans (BAP) have proven helpful for many people who are living with pain. These tools can increase  your confidence in your plan by breaking the steps of your plan into smaller pieces. 

The attached video speaks to motivating change, how to use the BAP tools and how to find support should you occasionally need a little help.

Your peer leaders will set aside time at an upcoming meeting to talk about Motivating Change using brief action planning (BAP) and will have printed copies at the meetings.




Step 1

Watch two video's on motivation for change

  1. Motivation for change introduction
  2. Working with the motivation for change forms

Step 2

Fill out the Satisfaction and Recovery Index questionnaire before you start the first BAP. We will calculate the number for you and send them to you as a reference. You will be filling this questionnaire every 3 months and the results will be emailed back to you. This will show you your progression over time. 

We will send you email you a reminder every 3 months.

Step 3

Fill out the "Any Thing I want to Try" sheet with things you are thinking about doing in the next year or so. 

It is helpful to have long range items that you have identified as important to you.

Check out an example of things I want to try

Step 4

Fill out the brief action plan with details for your plan. 

Check your confidence level. If it is a 7 or higher you are ready to go. If your confidence is less than 7 look at tweeting your plan to bring up your confidence.

Fill in the details for who you will check-in with.

This can be yourself, a family members or a friend, or you can bring it to your group.

Check out our sample goal setting worksheet 

Step 5

Check-in on your plan with the designated person


Step 6

What will you do next?

Keep the plan

Build a new plan (use what you will have learned something from the first plan)

Make a new plan click here to make a new plan



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