Support Groups

Posted by James Henry | General | Tuesday 20 April 2010 1:21 PM

What is the Chronic Pain Support Group?
This is a support group is based in the Burlington/Hamilton area and is dedicated to chronic pain sufferers to help them cope with their pain. Monthly meetings serve as a social gathering to bring people together. Each meeting includes a guest speaker, tai chi and plenty of opportunities to socialize.

This group is not a pain clinic but a peer to peer support group. It is a safe place to share feelings with others that understand and are going through similar situations. There are no judgements passed in the group but rather a friendly supportive environment.

Why do we meet?
One of the common problems for chronic pain sufferers is that they feel isolated and abandoned by friends and family. It’s often difficult to share pain struggles with family and friends because they do not understand, as they are not in the same position. Chronic pain can often be isolating making it difficult to socialize and lead the life you used to. The support group tries to fill this void and bring people of similar situations together.

What do we do?
The group organizers, Drs. Henry and Yashpal, arrange speakers that are relevant to chronic pain sufferers. Topics include; alternative therapies (e.g., nutrition, expression through writing and painting), gentle exercises and automobile accident claims.

About the Meeting
The group meets at 6:30PM every second Tuesday of the month at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. Presentations begin at 7:00PM followed by a coffee break and socializing at 7:40PM. After the break the group is led in Tai Chi or other gentle exercises.

No registration is required and there is no charge. If you would like to be on the mailing list to get information of events on a regular basis contact us at the following:
Phone: 905-592-1516
E-mail: theontariopainfoundatio@gmail.com

No regular meetings are held in the months of JULY, NOVEMBER and DECEMBER

We understand the unpredictable nature of chronic pain. Attendance is not mandatory.

During the course of the year we host at least one big function during National Pain Awareness Week which features key speakers. It is a friendly atmosphere where we come together to learn and share with each other.

Support Group activities for 2017

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