LiveWell with Chronic Pain and LiveWell with Chronic Conditions Programs

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The LiveWell with Chronic Pain and LiveWell with Chronic Conditions programs are programs that provide workshops to help people take charge of their life and get the support they need to find practical ways to deal with pain and chronic conditions.

The LiveWell with Chronic Conditions program commenced in Saskatchewan in 2002 and is available in every health region. TheLiveWell with Chronic Pain program was introduced to the province in 2013 and is available in several health regions. The programs are delivered under licence from Stanford University through the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, by trained leaders. The program is free. Pairs of leaders facilitate workshops for groups of people once a week, for 2.5 hours, over the course of six consecutive weeks. The results of this program suggest an increase in participant wellbeing and an increase in self-confidence when managing one’s own health.

To register, please call 306-766-7370 or email healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain Brochure
LiveWell with Chronic Conditions

Program Includes:

  • Set of six – 2.5 hours workshops.
  • Each participant attending LiveWell with Chronic Conditions workshop receive a free textbook called, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.
  • Participants in the LiveWell with Chronic Pain workshop receive a free textbook called, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain and a Moving Easy Program CD.

The six-week program provides information, but is not limited to: problem solving and action plans, exercise, cognitive symptom management, nutrition, fatigue and symptom management, use of medications, dealing with difficult emotions, and communication.

The groups are practical and interactive with a focus on skill building in order to manage one’s own health while maintaining an active and fulfilling life.

Eligibility

The programs are designed for individuals and/or their caregivers who have chronic pain and/or a chronic health condition such as but not limited to: anxiety/panic disorder, arthritis, asthma/COPD/lung disease, cancer, chronic heartburn/acid reflux, chronic pain, CHF, Depression, Diabetes, Hepatitis/HIV, High Blood pressure, Inflammatory bowel disease, Kidney Stones, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Renal Failure, and Stroke. This program is designed for adults of any age.

NOTE: Participants must be willing and able to participate in a group environment and set goals.

Contact
To register, please call 306-766-7370 or healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca.

Testimonials

Male with Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety / Panic Disorder

“I not only recommend this program, I am promoting it 4-5 times daily.”

Female with Chronic Pain

“I use it now in my every day life.  It has greatly helped me to succeed in my goals and kept me on track.”

Male with Chronic Pain and Depression

“The course definitely gave me the proper tools to use to manage my every day life with less pain, depression, anxiety, etc.”

Male with Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Pain

“This program has given me tools to use to be able to continue and maintain a healthy lifestyle for many years in the future.”

Male with Coronary Artery Disease

“I grew in confidence with each session knowing that I was in good hands and had a very optimistic view for the future. The program is excellent.”

Karen W.

Over the past few years, I've watched my dear mother-in-law struggle with the pain of fibromyalgia and a number of other chronic conditions.  When I came across a poster in the public library advertising a workshop for those who have chronic conditions I was thrilled.  I invited my mother-in-law to come with me, but she declined, so I came by myself hoping to gain a better understanding of people who deal with chronic pain and some practical advice on how to improve their quality of life.

There were a number of things I found quite helpful:

  1. Understanding the cycle of symptoms and the importance of breaking the cycle.
  2. The importance of focusing the mind on positive things to distract and relax.
  3. The importance of exercise.
  4. The benefit of an action plan where specific goals are set and accountability can help.
  5. Brainstorming to problem solve rather than remain in a rut with obstacles to an action plan.
  6. The section on "how people change" was also very helpful.  I can't make someone else change, and I need to be patient.

The leaders did an excellent job making the group sessions interesting, inclusive, practical and covering the material in the alotted time.  I'm also very grateful for the workbook, at no charge!  Thank you so much for sponsoring this workshop.  It's helped me understand my mother-in-law better and I will be going over what I've learned with her soon.

Sincerely yours,

Karen W.

Locations

Three locations are currently being utilized in the community.

Eastview Community Centre
615 6th Avenue, Regina

North East Community Centre
160 Broad Street, Regina

Sunrise Library
3130 Woodhams Drive, Regina

Wascana Rehabilitation Centre
2180 - 23rd Avenue, Regina

Workshops are also available in rural locations.

Upcoming Workshops

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Tuesdays, January 24 to February 28, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions - Sunrise Library, 3130 Woodhams Drive - Thursdays, April 6 to May 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Thursdays, May 18 to June 22, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Wednesdays, November 2 to December 7, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Wascana Rehabilition Centre, 2180 - 23rd Avenue, Meeting Rooms 1&2 - Wednesdays, January 18 to February 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Thursdays, January 26 to March 2, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Montmartre - Cadets Hall, 421 First Street - Wednesdays, February 1 to March 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Tuesdays, May 16 to June 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Note: Weekend and evening classes are offered upon demand. Group dates and times change based on enrollment. Please call 306-766-7370 for information on the next group available.

Leader Training Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteer peer leaders to co-lead this six week program. Leaders receive four full days of training as well as a leader's manual and would ideally commit to leading a minimum of 2 six week sessions.

Please call, 306-766-7370 if you are interested in sharing the tools that help people with chronic conditions and pain improve their lives.

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