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Mind, Body, and Pain: Introduction to Chronic Pain Self-Management

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Virtually on Zoom - Online,

This online workshop (4-week long, 2hr per week) is focused on supporting those experiencing chronic pain by providing education, developing skills, increasing community support and improving confidence for self-management of chronic pain.

Each session is divided into different themes (Mind, Body, and Social). These sessions will include an educational component, learning practical skills/ strategies/ techniques, community resources, and other supplementary material based on each theme. Interprofessional healthcare providers will be involved in the group (Pharmacists, Social Workers, Yoga Therapist, Dietitians, etc.). Additionally, this group has a strong emphasis on goals, preparation, planning, and connection to other resources.

Time: 2–4 p.m. 15-min break and 15-min Q+A

  • 1st Session (Oct 20th) – Intro
  • 2nd Session (Oct 27th) – Body
  • 3rd Session (Nov 3rd) – Mind
  • 4th Session (Nov 10th) – Social

Who can attend: Anyone experiencing chronic pain. Must have access to computer and internet.

Materials: Information with worksheets, tip sheet, other programs, and resources.

Evidenced-based techniques to help manage chronic pain will be introduced such as:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualization
  • Guided imagery
  • Pleasant activity scheduling
  • Activity-rest cycling
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Cognitive behavioural
  • Therapy techniques
  • Goal setting
  • and more

How to Register: Patients can register by calling Tom Nguyen at 416-568-0798 or emailing Tom.nguyen@sunnybrook.ca or ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral.

Please Note: *Patients must be a patient for the SAFHT and have access to a computer, internet, and/ or smartphone.*

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