"For someone like myself, it was comforting that there was actually some place that was actually recognizing chronic pain for what it is and trying to address it and trying to get feedback from those who are walking that path."
"I am able to deal with pain much better. I am aware of my limits and understand what medication I can use and when to use them".
"I am thinking about new ways to do things and I have hope again."
People whose lives are impacted by persistent pain.
8 weeks: 2-hour group sessions
Training includes pacing your daily activities to improve your stamina and energy while preventing flare ups. Explore the mind-body connection through engaging activities. Challenge yourself to change lifestyle factors that impact your pain.
Topics include exercise, nutrition, sleep, managing grief and stress, relaxation skills, medication, and coping strategies.
20$ material fee
You can self-refer by calling 403.343.9100 and speak with a Triage Nurse OR obtain a referral from your RDPCN family doctor.
When you self-refer consider having a friend registered with you as this can provide support for positive change.
If you are already seeing a RDPCN nurse, psychologist, mental health counsellor, recreation therapist or pharmacist you can ask them about a referral.
Attend the two-hour group weekly and practice skills daily to reach your goals.
Be open minded and willing to consider trying new activities or techniques.
Red Deer PCN Central office Phone: 403.343.9100 5120 47 Street, Red Deer, AB