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

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom - Online,

Day: Every Tuesdays
Duration: 2 hours (15 min break and 15 min Q+A)

  • 1st Session (October 26th) – Introduction, Relaxation, and Medication
  • 2nd Session (November 2nd) – Body
  • 3rd Session (November 9th) – Mind
  • 4th Session (November 16th) – Social
  • 5th Session (November 23rd) – Discussion and Practice

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

This online workshop (5-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.

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 email Tom.nguyen@sunnybrook.ca or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Registration for this program is open to patients of the SAFHT only.

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