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.
TO MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE
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.
View details and instructions.
First Thursday Calls|
(1:30 - 2:30 pm):
Third Tuesday Calls|
** 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.
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Second Thursday Calls |
Fourth Tuesday Calls|
**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
TIME: 1:30 - 3:00 PM
CALL: Jodi Brayton, LCSW, Group Leader
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
TIME: 1:00-2:15 PM
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
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
CALL: Gwenn Herman, LCSW-C, DCSW, Group Leader (301)231-0008
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.