Self-Management of Pain and Chronic Diseases

Evidence Based Program offered by Asian Center

The goal of the workshop is to help participants become better self-managers of their disease.

The workshop content is not disease specific; rather, it focuses on symptoms that are common to people with a variety of health conditions. Over the 6 weeks (2½ hours per week), emphasis is placed on creating personal action plans and setting practical, achievable goals.Participants learn strategies to help them deal with problems such as pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions. Other topics include managing symptoms, managing medications, working with health care providers, relaxing, healthy eating, doing physical activity, and communicating with family and friends.