Free pain management workshop offered

PORT McNEILL-Six week series aims to provide tools to those living with chronic pain

PORT McNEILL—A free, six-session workshop for chronic pain sufferers begins this month for North Island residents.

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program begins Jan. 13 and runs for six consecutive Tuesdays through Feb. 17. The workshops will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. at the VIHA administration trailer boardroom (next to Port McNeill Hospital).

The workshop series is open to adults with any kind of ongoing pain, and family members and friends are welcome. It is jointly sponsored by Island Health, the University of Victoria Centre on Aging and the Province of British Columbia.

It includes sessions on understanding and managing symptoms; dealing with stress and difficult emotions; learning to safely maintain physical activity and improve flexibility; and communicating effectively with your health care team.

The deadline to register is Jan. 5, and space is limited. To register, call toll-free to 1-866-902-3767. For more info, visit www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

 

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