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Over one hundred million Americans
suffer from chronic pain

Don't be alone - Join us today!

Programs:

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Afternoon Conference Call
   05/05/2016

Evening Conference Call
   05/12/2016

Support Group Meetings:


DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia)
   05/09/2016

Virginia
   05/11/2016

Next Speaker Series:

Wheaton Speaker Series
   05/23/2016

Next Classes:

Filling the Gaps in Pain Care Part II:
An 8 week program designed for people with pain and their families that completed Part I. Next session to be announced.

Filling the Gaps in Pain Care:
An 8 week program designed for people with pain and their families to improve their ability to manage chronic pain. Next session starts February 5, 2016.

Mindfulness:
You will learn and practice ways to relieve anxiety, stress, and pain through awareness and relaxation. Next session to be announced.

Pain Warriors
Next session starts March 29, 2016

Mike Sitar, PhD, Bio-Feedback


"Good experience to meet other people, I wish I had gone sooner. It enriches my life because I am less depressed and hopeless. I can call 20 people when I am sad. It has helped me to relax."
Susan, group member.


Dr. Michael April, Physical Medicine and Pain Specialist


"One of the most interesting topics was Reinventing Yourself. The group gives life some meaning and I am grateful that it exists."
Martha, group member.


Dr. Gary Kaplan, Osteopath, Family Physician and Pain Specialist, Treating Depression and Chronic Pain

Gwenn Herman and Linda Girdner







SUPPORT GROUPS

The Chronic Pain Support Group provides a forum for people handicapped by pain, isolated and alienated by pain, frustrated by lack of services dealing with the emotional aspect of physical pain, and demoralized by changes in careers, families, and society.

Different modalities are used in the support group such as: developing coping skills, decision making models, role-playing, assertiveness training, guided imagery, meditation, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

Family members, significant others and interested community members are welcome to attend and participate in the support group.

BRING YOUR PILLOWS, MATS, ICE OR HOT PACKS
TO MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE

Chronic Pain Support Groups:
Conference Calls | Wheaton Speakers Series | Virginia
DMV Pain Connection | Pain Warriors


Pain Connection Live Conference Calls

The Afternoon Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held twice a month on the:

  • First Thursday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30pm EST
  • Third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00pm EST.
You must register for each call. Calls will not be taped, and you may just listen - you do not need to talk unless you feel like it. There is no charge for participating, but standard long distance rates apply to the call.

View details and instructions.
Call Dates:
First Thursday Calls
(1:30 - 2:30 pm):

March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
Third Tuesday Calls
(1:00-2:00 pm):

March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20

** Pain Connection Live is presented by Pain Connection in collaboration with The Pain Community.


The Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held twice a month on the:

  • Second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm EST
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30pm EST.
You must register for each call. Calls will not be taped, and you may just listen - you do not need to talk unless you feel like it. There is no charge for participating, but standard long distance rates apply to the call.


View details and instructions.
Call Dates:
Second Thursday Calls
(7:00-8:00 PM):

March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
Fourth Tuesday Calls
(6:30-7:30 PM):

March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27

**Pain Connection Live is presented by Pain Connection in collaboration with The Pain Community.


Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meetings

The Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at:
Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine
6829 Elm Street, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22101
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TIME: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

CALL: Jodi Brayton, LCSW, Group Leader
703-532-4892

Meeting Dates:
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14


Wheaton Monday Speakers Series

The Wheaton Monday Speakers Series meetings will be held on selected Mondays at:
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive
Wheaton, Maryland 20906
240-777-4999(directions only)
TIME: 1:00-2:15 PM
Meeting Dates:
March 21
April 25
May 23
June 27
September 26
October 24
November 28
Topics/Presenters:
March 21 - Tania Golocovsky, LGPC, LMT, NBCC, BCTMB, Suburban Hospital - Oncology Therapeutic Massage, Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center at Green Spring Station, and The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD.

The topic will be "Developing a self-care plan that include wellness, massage and strength based exercises".

Inclement Weather Policy:
The Holiday Park Senior Center follows the weather policy of Montgomery County (M.C.) Public Schools. Call them at 240-777-4999 for further information.


DMV Pain Connection

The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) Pain Connection Support Group meetings will usually be held the 2nd Monday of each month at:
Pain Connection-Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc.
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
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TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

CALL: Gwenn Herman, LCSW-C, DCSW, Group Leader (301)231-0008

Meeting Dates:
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12


Pain Warriors

Pain Warriors Class

PAIN WARRIORS: 8 week group that teaches military and veterans survival strategies, techniques to confront adversity and to thrive.

Next session: Starting March 29th on Tuesdays, Frederick, MD.
Time and location to be announced.
The group leader is Ingrid Manfredo, LCSW-C, LCADC and can be contacted at 301-639-1545.

Work from Pain Connectionís book Making the Invisible Visible, learn guided imagery, meditation and breathing techniques.


Dr. Gary Kaplan, Osteopath, Family Physician and Pain Specialist, Treating Depression and Chronic Pain