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Over one hundred million Americans
suffer from chronic pain

Don't be alone - Join us today!

Programs:

Pain Connection Live Logo
Evening Conference Call
   12/14/2017

Afternoon Conference Call
   01/04/2018

Support Group Meetings:


Concord, NH
   12/12/2017

Middlesex County CT
   12/20/2017

Canton, MI
   01/03/2018

Tucson
   01/03/2018

DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia)
   01/08/2018

Concord, NH
   01/09/2018

Training:

Training for Chronic Pain Support Group Leaders
TBA

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 | Arlington, MA | Canton, MI | Concord, NH
DMV Pain Connection | Middlesex Co, CT | Tucson, AZ | Ventura Co, CA


Pain Connection Live Conference Calls

The Afternoon Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held once a month 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:
January 4, 2018
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7


The Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held once a month 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:
December 14
January 11, 2018
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
Click here for Hotline and Support phone numbers
 


Arlington, Massachusetts U.S. Pain Foundation group

The Arlington, MA U.S. Pain Foundation group meetings will be held the 2nd Friday of each month at:
Robbins (main) Library
Ground Floor Community Room
700 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476     View Map
TIME: 11:00am - 12:30pm

CALL: 781-652-0146 for details or send a message to: leader@arlingtonacpa.org .

Meeting Dates:
January 12, 2018
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
Dates with asterisk will be held at an alternate location in Arlington. Please check the website for alternate location information: www.ArlingtonACPA.org.


Canton, Michigan Chronic Pain Support Group

The Canton, MI Support Group meetings will usually be held the 1st Wednesday of each month at:
Canton Township Municipal Building
(next to the police station)
1150 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI
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TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

CONTACT: Suzanne Stewart Peopleinpainunite@yahoo.com
Meeting Dates:
January 3, 2018
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
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Concord, New Hampshire Chronic Pain Support Group

The Concord, NH Support Group meetings will usually be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord
274 Pleasant St,
Concord, NH 03301
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TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

CONTACT: Support group facilitator - 603-540-3119. Please leave a message if there is no answer.
Meeting Dates:
December 12
January 9, 2018
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
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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:
Jewish Council for the Aging Building, 2nd floor Conference Room
(Parking in front and behind the building)
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
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TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

CALL: Mary Beth Lewis, Co-Leader, 240-499-8563
Or send a message to Janet or Mary Beth at uspf.painconnectionrockville@gmail.com

Meeting Dates:
December 11
January 8, 2018
February 12
March 12
April 16 ** 3rd Monday
May 14
June 11
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Middlesex County, CT Chronic Pain Support Group Meetings

The Middlesex County Chronic Pain Support Group meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at:
U.S. Pain Foundation
670 Newfield St., Suite C - 2nd Floor (elevator lift)
Middletown, CT 06457     View Map
TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

CALL: 1-800-910-2462

Meeting Dates:
December 20
January 17, 2018
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
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Tucson Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group

The Tucson, AZ Pain Connection Support Group meetings will usually be held the 1st Wednesday of each month at:
New Time and Location starting January 2018:
Natural Healing Care Center
2230 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 140
Tucson, AZ 85719     View Map
TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

CALL: Gwenn Herman, Group Leader. Register at 800-910-0664

Meeting Dates:
January 3, 2018
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
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Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting

The Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group meetings will usually be held on a Wednesday of each month at:
Ventura County Community Foundation
VCCF Nonprofit Center

4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012    View Map
TIME: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CONTACT: Group Leader, Suzanne Wilkinson
socalsuzplexus@aol.com - 707-365-6435
Meeting Dates:
Further meetings to be announced
Sponsored by:
RSDSA organization - www.rsdsa.org - 203-877-3790
U.S. Pain Foundation, Inc. - www.uspainfoundation.org - 800-910-0664
iPain Foundation - www.internationalpain.org - 480-882-1342
Click here for Hotline and Support phone numbers