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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
   06/04/2015

Evening Conference Call
   06/11/2015

Support Group Meetings:


Pain Warriors Hagerstown
Meets every Tuesday

DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia)
   06/08/2015

Virginia
   06/10/2015

Next Speaker Series:

Wheaton Speaker Series
   06/22/2015

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 September 4, 2015.

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 to be announced.

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 on the first Thursday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30pm 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:
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3


The Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm 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:
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10


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:
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9


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:
May 18
June 22
Presenters:
May 18 - Roselynn Vanderpool ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, LPC, "Lower your pain, stress and anxiety level with Art Therapy"
Vanderpool is a Licensed Counselor and Art Therapist, workofarttherapy.com, and President of the Maryland Art Therapy Association.

June 22 - Adrienne Hausman, Aromatherapist, "Using Aromatherapy to help ease pain, stress, and depression".

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:
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 16 * 3rd Wednesday starts at 1:10pm
October 14 * 2nd Wednesday starts at 1:10pm
November 9
December 14


Pain Warriors

Pain Warriors Hagerstown Group

Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday evenings. All Military, Veterans and Family Members are welcome! This group will provide support, education and resources.

Place: Turning Point of Washington County (Veteranís Home)
25 E. North Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740
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Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Contact: Group Leader- Stephanie Snyder, MS Human Services / Mental Health Counseling
301-992-3070 or stephanie@painconnection.org
Meeting Dates:
Weekly on Tuesdays
*Free*
*Bring your pillows, mats, ice or hot packs, if you want, to make yourself comfortable*


Pain Warriors Class

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

Next session: To be announced.

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