Living Well With Chronic Conditions

The course fosters self-management and assists participants in making health behaviour changes by practicing problem solving and goal-setting techniques.

Living Well

Do you want to learn how to cope with your chronic condition to better manage your symptoms and daily life? This six-week session will show you how.

Self-Management of Chronic Conditions is a course developed by Lorig et al. at Stanford University. It is designed to teach you how to cope better with a broad range of chronic health conditions. Workshops are held in Tweed throughout the year, as needed. Teams of two leaders teach each class, and at least one of the leaders is a layperson who also has a chronic condition.

  • Gain a greater sense of control over your life.
  • Grasp the realities of living with a chronic condition.
  • Learn how to cope with pain, depression, lifestyle changes, and medication issues.
  • Learn about relaxation techniques and tips on eating well.
  • Feel better about yourself and succeed in everyday life.
  • Deal with negative emotions and learn to effectively solve problems.
  • Set weekly goals and create a personalized fitness exercise program.
  • Learn to work with your healthcare provider, and plan for the future.

For More Information contact our Director of Primary Health Care at:

613-478-1211, for details on the next session.

 

Here are examples of typical responses from clients who have taken this course.

"Everyone with a chronic illness should take this program. It really gave me confidence and a sense of well-being and I have now lost 20 lbs. As a senior citizen, I would never have believed that I could be successful at this program and I have learned so many things that will enable me to continue on living a healthy life."

"This program has opened my eyes to the difficulties of, and solutions for chronic health conditions. I had been relying on the Doctor to give me pills to fix me. Now I have the knowledge and the tools to take a bigger role in fixing myself."