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

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom - Online,

This online workshop (5 week long, 2 hours 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 (Intro, Mind, Body, Social, and Practice). 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, 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

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

  • 1st Session (Tuesday October 25) – Intro
  • 2nd Session (Tuesday November 1) – Body
  • 3rd Session (Tuesday November 8) – Mind
  • 4th Session (Tuesday November 15) – Social
  • 5th Session (Tuesday November 22)– Final Session

Dates: Tuesdays, October 25, November 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (each session)

Location: Zoom – Online

Who Can Attend: Anyone experiencing chronic pain. Must have access to computer, tablet or smartphone as well as internet. SAFHT patients only.

To register: Call Tom Nguyen at 416 568-0798 or email tom.nguyen@sunnybrook.ca or ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral.