People in Pain Network

 

Click on the links below to register for the group you wish to attend. Once registered we will send you an email reminder 5 days and 2 days before the event.

Operating Groups


 


British Columbia

Pain Self-Management Education and Support 

(PSMES)

Vancouver

Coquitlam (start date TBD)

Port Coquitlam (start date TBD)

Lower Mainland

BC Interior

Penticton (to start soon)

Vancouver Island

Sunshine Coast

Northern BC



Yukon

Pain Self-Management Education and Support 

(PSMES)  Groups

Whitehorse




Alberta

Pain Self-Management Education and Support 

(PSMES)  Groups

Edmonton



Nova Scotia

Pain Self-Management Education and Support 

(PSMES)  Groups

Yarmouth

Yarmouth


Group Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 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
    • 24 May 2018
    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 18 sessions
    • Sarah Steele Building, 6118-6th Ave, Whitehorse, Y1A 1M9
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    We are pleased to announce the start date of May 24, 2018 for the Whitehorse Pain Self-Management Education and Support Meetings. 

    Meetings are every fourth Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 PM.

    All meeting are scent free environments. 

    Meeting are free, and we encourage (but not mandatory) you to bring along a support person, partner, or family member the meetings.

    We do not sell or share your information with anybody and you can unsubscribe at anytime. 

    Have questions please check out our Frequently Asked Questions 

    • 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:   
      1. January 15, 2019 DIM's and SIM's (DIM's = danger in me and SIM's = safety in me) messages presented in the video by David Butler "Treating Pain Using the Brain" https://youtu.be/4ABAS3tkkuE 
      2. February 19, 2019, To be determined.
      3. March 19, 2019, Dana Mahon a local yoga practitioner who also has good information about anti-inflammatory food, essential oils. Along with yoga, breathing and relaxation Dana has other expertise to share.
    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


    • 12 Sep 2018
    • (ADT)
    • 11 Dec 2019
    • (AST)
    • 16 sessions
    • Wilson Room WKM Heath Center 121 Orchard St. Berwick NS
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    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.

    If school is cancelled due to weather, group will be cancelled.

    Please note this is a Scent Free Environment

    Doors open at 10:15 AM 

    Agenda

    1. Welcome
    2. Brief review of the guidelines
    3. Check-in
    4. Educational Session and discussion:  
      1. February: How mental health affects chronic pain and how chronic pain affects mental health. Will also chat about the grieving process, not only with what we are dealing with now but how the past grief or experiences affect our pain. With "Colin G. Pottie, Ph.D. Registered Psychologist,"
         
      2. March: Kennedy will discuss the impact of nutrition on your health, highlighting anti-inflammatory foods. Please let us know you will be attending this meeting, we will prepare an easy healthy snack. With Kennedy Sanford, BSc (AHN), PDt ( Dietitian).
    5. Wrap-up final comments and questions
    6. 5 minute mediation or shared quote

     


    • 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:  How Negative Thinking effects Chronic -  Pain Video " Stuck in the Negative"

    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 updated agenda

    Agenda

    1. Welcome New Members
    2. Review Group Guidelines
    3. Check in 
    4. Education Session: 
      1. February: Functional Nutrition with Chandler McMurray-Ives
      2. March: Movement for Trauma with Anie
    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:   Chris Drummond will be speaking about the difficult emotions associated with living with pain. We know that the emotional side of living with pain is the hard part. We have talked at other meetings about the emotional part of the pain experience is the "suffering" (negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions) this is where we have the control to decrease the influence and impact of living with pain. Having a counselor present more information and answering questions about the connection of emotions to pain's intensity will be very helpful. http://www.chrisdrummondcounsellingservices.ca
        1. Break

        2. Check out – Final comments or questions
        3. 5 min mediation



        • 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:   
          1. January - Heather General discussion. We do not always have time for general discussions. I would also like to do a Yearly Review. what did 2018 bring you and what would you like to have in 2019. 
          2. February 6, 2019- Dr. Sergio Pasqua, from Hybrid Chiropractic is speaking at the February 6th, 2019 meeting From Sergio " I appreciate the opportunity to speak to the group. I hope I can provide some insight as well as some laughs!" "Today, he is a Board Certified Chiropractor that is dedicated to improving physical health through evidence-based, patient-centered care. Sergio's approach to physical health is unique in that it combines techniques from across the manual therapy world with corrective exercise and postural education to create an individualized physical health program." Dr. Pasqua provides Active Release Technique (ART), and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations as an adjunct to his diversified style of chiropractic care. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and can perform golf specific movement screening via the Titleist Performance Institute. Website: http://www.hybridchiropractic.com
          3. March 6, 2019, Livi from Twisted Willow will be speaking about yoga and other areas of her expertise. " From her first instructions of Reiki, to medicine making, Livi knew she wanted to give to her community, and help those who want to be living in peace with one's mind, body and spirit" Since her training, Livi has begun her BCRPA Personal and Group Fitness Training, as well as actively finishing her 500hr Yoga Instructor Training and Ayurvedic Yoga Training with Red Door Yoga. With a heavy list of what is to come next. Website: https://twistedwillowstudio.ca
        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
        • 15 Jan 2019
        • 17 Dec 2019
        • 11 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

        • 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
          • 01 Feb 2019
          • (AST)
          • 04 Dec 2020
          • (AST)
          • 23 sessions
          • Sobey's 76 Starrs Road Yarmouth B5A 2T5
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          We meet in the Sobeys Community Room 

          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.

          Agenda

          1. Welcome
          2. Brief review of the guidelines
          3. Check-in
          4. Educational Session and discussionWorking on it Mental health with Chronic Pain
          5.  Wrap-up final comments and questions
          6. 5 minute meditation or shared quote

           


          • 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









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