Self-management refers to the skills and behaviours that can help you live well with persistent pain. Participating in a self-management program will help you learn tools to:
- Decrease stress and body tension
- Develop a healthier lifestyle
- Increase your ability to perform daily tasks
- Become more confident in your ability to manage pain on your own
How do I know if I am ready?
- You want to improve your quality of life.
- You are tired of relying solely on medication for pain control.
- You are willing to explore new possibilities in pain management.
- You are willing to challenge old attitudes and beliefs.
- You are aware that thoughts, emotions and behaviour can impact your pain.
- You are eager to learn more about yourself and to do things differently.
- You are open to learning more about current pain science and the active role you can play in desensitizing your nervous system.
How do I attend?
A referral to Island Health’s Pain Program is required. Once your referral is accepted, your referring provider will be notified and you will be added to our Pain Program’s waitlist (approximately 12 months).
The Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) pain program offer different group classes. To learn more, please refer to the following regions:
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Every patient is registered for orientation – once registered, you will receive a phone call and an email with instructions for attending.
For more information, please refer to RJH Self-Management Pathway.
Nanaimo General Hospital
*Please note: You must mail this form back with the prepaid envelope provided before you will be booked for an appointment. Do not email this form.
Please remember to use the meeting ID and password that was mailed to you from the Central Island Pain Program.