MSUE course on chronic pain management starts Thursday

MARQUETTE — Registration is open for a free Michigan State University Extension online course on Chronic Pain Personal Action Towards Health that starts Thursday, organizers announced.

Developed by Stanford University, Chronic Pain PATH provides information and techniques to cope with the challenges associated with chronic pain management. This free, six-session workshop is for adults living with chronic pain and their family caregivers.

A variety of self-management tools, such as communicating with health care professionals, managing medications and stress reduction are explored.

Key components include; understanding the mind body connection, sleep, nutrition, physical activity, how to improve decision making, meeting with your health care provider, communication skills, positive thinking and making weekly personal action plans.

The program is taught by two trained and certified leaders who understand chronic illness and have a personal connection to chronic pain, organizers said.

To achieve the full benefit of the workshop, organizers ask that participants plan to attend all six sessions.

All sessions will be provided online via zoom.

An optional introductory Session Zero video is offered prior to the course series start date at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ0IwkuONWg.

The video provides an overview of the program .

The course will be held via Zoom meetings, with download instructions sent upon registration.

It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays on Jan. 21 and 28, as well as Feb. 4, 11, 18 ,25

To register, visit: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=E5D47C7EAF25EC4F548AB2C9D419FE933456EEB00FF6A01E25F89917DD02F554

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Jim Harrington at 989-619 4204 or harr1626@msu.edu.


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