Free chronic pain workshop begins Nov. 6

TAYLOR — Openings are available for people living with chronic pain and their loved ones in a no-cost six-week Chronic Pain PATH program.

The workshop runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. six consecutive Tuesdays from Nov. 6 to Dec. 11. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Road. The evidence-based Chronic Pain Personal Action Toward Health program is hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

Participants can learn how to better manage pain and their loved loves can learn how to support them. Those interested should join before or at the second session on Nov. 13.

This program was designed by the developers of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at Stanford University. The interactive workshop features certified leaders to help each participant engage in a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Chronic Pain PATH focuses on:
• Challenging myths about dealing with pain.
• Mastering techniques to deal with fatigue, isolation and poor sleep.
• Learning to pace yourself with activity and rest.
• Exercising appropriately to maintain or improve strength and endurance.
• Using medication wisely.
• Working effectively with family and health care providers.

To register, contact the NKFM at 734-222-9800 or email PATHprograms@nkfm.org. To find other PATH classes in Michigan, go to nkfm.org/path or mihealthyprograms.org.

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