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“Taking Action on Pain” Free Workshop Series Begins November 5 in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor – Mount Desert Island Hospital, in partnership with Healthy Acadia, is excited to offer a free six-week “Taking Action on Pain” workshop. The workshop will take place on Mondays 1:00pm to 3:30pm, November 5, 2018 through December 10, 2018 in the 2nd floor conference room of the Cadillac Mountain Medical Building, 322 Main Street, Bar Harbor. “Taking Action on Pain” is Healthy Acadia’s name for the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University. This evidence-based program is comprised of six, two and a half hour workshops.

“Taking Action on Pain” is a free, interactive program that is open to anyone who suffers from chronic pain. During the workshops, people with chronic pain problems will explore:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Pacing activities and rest
  • Decision-making
  • Evaluating new treatments

Workshop participants will receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain and an audio relaxation CD, Relaxation for Mind and Body. A light snack will be provided.

Evidence demonstrates that it is the highly participative process in which the program is conducted that makes it so effective. Participants provide each other with mutual support and share their successes. This helps increase participants’ self-assurance in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, satisfying lives.

Contact Sarah O’Neil at 460-4628 or [email protected] to register, or for more information about “Taking Action on Pain.” To learn more about Healthy Acadia, visit or find Healthy Acadia on Facebook or Instagram.


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