IPM Wellness Classes help expand your pain management skills and are held monthly. These collaborative and informative classes discuss all factors that contribute to chronic pain, recovery, wellness and quality of life.
For more information or to sign up for a class, contact us through the form below or reach out to our Wellness Team directly. firstname.lastname@example.org / 925-482-8151
Classes are 30 to 60 minutes each and administered in a virtual small group setting with an IPM healthcare provider.
You can easily join on your computer or phone and we provide instructions to help you connect.
Understanding how and why pain is being created in your body is an important step in the journey towards recovery. Learning about the pain process is therapeutic and knowledge is power! It’ is essential to empower yourself so that YOU are in control and not the pain. This class will help you learn the current way of thinking about pain and how it’s best treated. You will leave class with a better understanding of your body and how you can begin to build effective coping skills for dealing with persistent pain.
Many patients report feeling misunderstood. This class will go a long way towards promoting clarity. It will help you understand your own pattern of communication and identify, then express your underlying feelings and needs. Various tools will be provided that can be used to increase effectiveness of communication, in general, and as it relates to chronic pain. Feel free to have friends and family join you!
Have you struggled with adding a new healthy habit to your life? What about breaking “bad” habits? Effectively managing chronic pain requires focused work with the body and mind. In the Creating Healthy Habits class you will be given science-backed methods to create new and healthy habits that stick, as well as break some of the unwanted habits that may be contributing to poorer health.
This month’s wellness class will focus on the connection between chronic pain and trauma. Trauma and stress related disorders are more diverse and common than one might think. Even if you haven’t been affected by trauma personally, statistics show that you know someone who has, so this class will leave you more trauma-informed. We will explore the science connecting trauma and chronic pain. Then we will spend time going over treatments and solutions.
A healthy diet is one of the best ways we can contribute to our health. Inflammation is a problem for those with chronic pain and can contribute to many disease states. You will learn what inflammation is and how it affects your body. After finishing this class you will know the why and how of adopting this useful diet to manage your chronic pain.
May’s Wellness class is Posture and Body Mechanics. This class will cover essential strategies to manage chronic pain and avoid flare ups and injuries. By focusing on beneficial posture and proper movements you can improve your mood and self-esteem. You will also learn how how to engage in optimum body mechanics to complete common household chores in a safe way.
Many patients find that they can do less over time or that they get injured much easier than they did before they had a chronic pain condition. Often, they are left feeling confused and frustrated. Some find they are even fearful of doing their normal daily activities. One of the most important factors in maintaining your functionality and preventing pain flares is working with a structured pacing model. In June’s class we will go into depth about why you may be sliding backwards and what you can do to gain strength and stamina over time.
Chronic pain and our emotions are so intertwined, it can be hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. If you’re living with chronic pain and have noticed a change in your mood, you are not alone and this presentation is for you! We will cover techniques that can be used no matter what the emotion is you are struggling with.
Are you waking up during the night and unable to get back to sleep? Join us for September’s Wellness Class and we will teach you effective strategies to harness the power of your mind and body to help achieve better rest.
Stress is a normal part of life and serves a useful purpose. Learn how to identify the causes of your stress and empower yourself to respond in healthy ways.
Although only you feel the pain itself, chronic pain is a family issue and affects everyone in family and life.
Understanding the process of pain can be a validating and important part of your recovery. New research has changed the way we think about and treat pain. The class will include methods you can use to help yourself move towards better functionality, feel hope and empowerment towards your condition.
Learn how your body, mind and nervous system benefits from properly relaxing or meditating.
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