Steps to Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

Steps to Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

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In partnership with the Kansas City Regional Arthritis Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital, MARC, and the University of Missouri Extension, are offering a virtual Steps to Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Self-Management Program via Zoom. The program was developed at Stanford University.

The program is highly participatory. Mutual support and success builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and to achieve or maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Participants will learn about:

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Balancing activity with rest
  • Tools for overcoming worst-case thinking
  • How our minds affect pain and how we can use our minds to lessen pain
  • Negative emotions
  • Healthy eating
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with health care providers
  • Communicating with friends and family
  • Communicating with the health care system
  • Communicating with oneself
  • Action-planning, problem-solving, decision-making

Materials participants receive the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain,” book, Moving Easy CD, and Relaxation for Mind and Body CD.

Spouses, caregivers, etc. are welcome too.

For more information or to register, contact:

Debbie Bennett

Sara Bridgewater

Denise Sullivan

OR register online here:

Wednesdays, June 14, 2023, thru August 2, 2023
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

NOTE: Class will not meet on July 5, 2023



Date and Time

Jun 14, 2023 09:30 AM to
Aug 2, 2023 12:00 PM


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