With funding from Ontario Health East the Living Healthy Champlain team, and the Online Self-Management Program hosted by Bruyère, in partnership with the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute, have developed Progress Over Pain to support Ontarians living with chronic pain.

Progress over pain is a six-week online program that focuses on self-management for people living with chronic pain. Over the six weeks different topics will be covered that relate to chronic pain, including the science of chronic pain, stress, sleep, goal setting, communication and engaging in meaningful activity. Sessions are approached using principles of self-management, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness. Participation is interactive during sessions, and self-reflective activities will be provided to complete between sessions.

 

 

Workshop Topics

  • Session 1: Introduction and the science of pain
  • Session 2: Stress and our stress response
  • Session 3: Sleep and chronic pain
  • Session 4: Mindfulness and acceptance
  • Session 5: Meaningful Activity
  • Session 6: Putting everything together

What does joining Progress Over Pain involve

  • You will be a part of a group of 8-10 people in a virtual classroom
  • Meet weekly with your group at the same time each week for 2 hours
  • Develop plans and goals to improve your health
  • There will be opportunities to interact with your group members and facilitators

Do I need to participate in all six weeks?

Participants are encouraged to take part in as many sessions as possible The program was carefully developed as a whole, and participants gain the most benefit by taking part in all sessions. However, we understand life can be complex and it is not always possible to attend all sessions. We welcome you to those you can make.

Is there a cost to participate?

No, Progress Over Pain is free to all residents of Ontario.

What are the next steps after I register?

You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your Progress Over Pain workshop along with a meeting link that allows you to join the group each week.