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“Taking Action on Pain” Free Workshop Series Begins October 16 in Bucksport

Bucksport. Healthy Acadia is excited to offer “Taking Action on Pain” workshop, which will begin on October 16, 2017. “Taking Action on Pain” is Healthy Acadia’s name for the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University. This evidenced-based, chronic pain self-management program is comprised of six, two and a half hour workshops that will be held in the Bucksport Regional Health Center (110 Broadway, Bucksport) on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, beginning October 16 and continuing through November 20, 2017.

“Taking Action on Pain” is a free, interactive program that is open to anyone who suffers from chronic pain.  The workshops will be facilitated by two Stanford University trained leaders, Healthy Acadia’s Nina Zeldin and Sandie Dubay. 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 Nina at 667-7171 or nina@healthyacadia.org to register, or for more information about “Taking Action on Pain.”

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