LiveWell with Chronic Pain

This program is for individuals and caregivers who have chronic pain as a primary or secondary symptom of a health condition such as, but not limited to:

  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain (such as chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain)
  • Severe muscular pain due to conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic headache
  • Post-surgical pain that lasts more than 6 months
  • Neuropathic pain (often caused by trauma)
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Whiplash injuries

The LiveWell with Chronic Pain program helps individuals build confidence to manage and cope with chronic pain and to give/receive support from others who are experiencing similar health problems. The emphasis is on developing new skills and abilities for self-managing your condition.

Some of the self-management tools in the program include:
  • Symptom management
  • Communication skills
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Action planning
  • Moving Easy Program

The LiveWell with Chronic Pain program was developed at Stanford University. Canadian research confirms that it is making a real difference in the lives of participants.

Two trained peer leaders meet with groups of up to 12 participants for 2 to 2.5 hours once a week for six consecutive weeks. Classes are fun as well as practical. There is no cost for the program.

Each participant receives a free copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, and the Moving Easy Program CD.

Upcoming sessions:
  • Swift Current – Cypress Regional Hospital, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, October 4 to November 8, 2017.
  • Maple Creek – Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility, Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, October 3 to November 7, 2017.
  • Ponteix – Centre Culturel Royer, Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, October 23 to November 27, 2017.

To register for an upcoming workshop or for more information on LiveWell with Chronic Pain, please call 306-778-5445, toll-free at 1-877-401-8071, or email livewell@cypressrha.ca.