Chronic Pain Services

Patient support for the pain management journey. We will work with you and your primary care provider to give you the tools and strategies to help manage your pain and improve your quality of life.

Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP)

What do we do at the PSMP?

Because pain affects the whole person (body, mind and spirit), Pain Self-Management Programs are designed to help people with long-term pain learn more effective skills to manage their pain and help improve their lives in all of these areas.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Body awareness
  • Body mechanics
  • Communication
  • Goal setting
  • Mindfulness movement and exercise
  • Pacing
  • Pain and memory
  • Pain and sleep
  • Relaxation training
  • Self-talk
  • Understanding pain

Who can benefit from the PSMP?

This program can help anyone who is ready to learn non-medicinal ways of managing long-term pain. You will take an active part in learning strategies to improve your quality of life. You will develop a new plan for living more successfully with long-term pain.

What will the PSMP help me learn?

The PSMP will help you:

  • Develop skills to manage your pain
  • Develop skills to decrease stress and body tension
  • Develop a healthier lifestyle
  • Increase your ability to perform daily tasks
  • Become more confident in your ability to manage pain on your own

How do I know if I'm ready?

You are ready if:

  • You want to improve your quality of life.
  • You are tired of depending only on medication for pain control.
  • You are willing to explore new possibilities in pain management.
  • You are willing to challenge old attitudes and beliefs.
  • You are aware that thoughts, emotions and behaviour can impact your pain.
  • You are eager to learn more about yourself and to do things differently.
  • You are open to learning more about current pain science and the active role you can play in desensitizing your nervous system.

Where do I find a program near me?