Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
What is Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program?
Does your ongoing health condition make you give up important things? Are you giving up time with friends and family, such as weddings? Or little things like going for a walk?
If yes, then our Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop will help you reduce your pain, anxiety, and tiredness and help you live with vitality again.
In this 6-session workshop, you will learn to:
Better manage pain and fatigue
Communicate your needs to family, friends, and doctors
Deal with difficult emotions that come with living with a chronic disease
Safely increase physical activity so you can live life to the fullest
Eat well to support your health
Problem-solve your most difficult dilemmas
Set goals to empower you to live with vitality
Is this Living Well workshop for you?
You may benefit from this workshop if you have or you care for someone with chronic health conditions, such as:
High blood pressure
COPD or emphysema
Depression or anxiety
Other chronic health conditions
What will you do during the Living Well workshop?
Each 2 1/2 hour session is led by two trained lay leaders. The class size is limited to 15 participants because small group discussions and problem-solving are an important part of the workshop. You’ll develop skills to break out of the symptom cycle and become a good self-manager of your health so that you can live with vitality again.
Stanford University developed this community-based, peer-led program to address symptoms persons with chronic conditions and caregivers experience:
- Tense muscles
- Difficult emotions
This program was rigorously tested and proven to effectively help persons with chronic conditions and disabilities (and caregivers) manage their conditions and enhance their quality of life.
For more information about the program, visit Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.