Chronic Pain Self Management Program (CPSMP)

The CPSMP is a licensed program developed and researched at Stanford University.  It follows a standardized format that is proven to help people learn to better manage the symptoms of their chronic pain. 

The CPSMP is a 6-week workshop with a focus on self management tools for people that have chronic pain.  Some causes of chronic pain: Arthritis and accidents.  All people with chronic pain, as well as their family members or caregivers are welcome to participate.  The program is free to those who choose to participate.  

The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life with chronic pain including: 

  • Difference between acute and chronic pain
  •  Healthy eating
  • Introduction to pain and the symptom cycle
  • Communication
  • Making action plans
  • Problem solving
  • Better breathing
  • Medication management
  • Introduction to physical activity
  • Visualization
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Depression management
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Positive thinking
  • Moving Easy Program
  • Guided Imagery
  • Fatigue management
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Use of the mind
  • Communicating about pain
 
  • Looking back and planning for the future

 

For more information regarding the CPSMP please contact Christine Hull, RSW at ext 203.