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Workshop Topics

The Central LHIN Self-Management Program offers three types of “Living A Healthy Life” workshops:

Chronic Conditions “Living a Healthy Life” Workshop

Chronic Pain “Living a Healthy Life” Workshop

Diabetes “Living a Healthy Life” Workshop

The Chronic Conditions “Living a Healthy Life” Workshop covers these topics over six sessions:

Session 1

  • Differences between acute and chronic conditions
  • Using the mind for symptom management
  • Making Action Plans
Session 2

  • Difficult emotions
  • Intro to physical activity
Session 3

  • Better Breathing
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Pain and Fatigue Management
  • Endurance Exercise
Session 4

  • Healthy Eating
  • Future Plans for Health Care
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
Session 5

  • Medications
  • Making Treatment Decisions
  • Depression Management
  • Positive Thinking
  • Guided Imagery
Session 6

  • Working with your health care professional
  • Working with the health care system
  • Looking back and planning for the future

The “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain” Workshop covers these topics over six sessions:

Session 1

  • Overview of self-management
  • Debunking myths
  • What is chronic pain?
  • Making action plans (all sessions)
Session 2

  • Feedback/problem solving
  • Fitness/exercise
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
Session 3

  • Feedback/problem solving
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Difficult emotions
  • Fatigue/sleep
Session 4

  • Communication
  • Healthy Eating

 

Session 5

  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Medications
  • Depression

 

Session 6

  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Communication
  • Making treatment decisions
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Future plans

The “Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes” Workshop covers these topics over six sessions:

Session 1

  • Self-managing diabetes
  • Making an action plan (all sessions)
  • Monitoring (all sessions)
  • Nutrition/healthy eating
Session 2

  • Feedback/problem solving
  • Preventing low blood sugar
Session 3

  • Preventing complications
  • Fitness exercise
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation techniques
Session 4

  • Difficult emotions
  • Monitoring blood sugar
Session 5

  • Depression
  • Positive Thinking
  • Communication
  • Medications
Session 6

  • Working with your health care professional
  • Working with the health care system
  • Sick days
  • Skin and foot care
  • Future plans

This program made me aware that there is a common denominator for many health conditions. As a result of this class I feel better prepared to help myself and reach my goals