Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Royal Oak, Michigan: 110 million Americans suffer from Chronic Pain. Michigan’s leading psycho-educational service organization for relationship enrichment, Relationship Institute, has announced a new group forming to provide support and tools for managing Chronic Pain - see http://relationship-institute.com/chronicpaingroup.html
Chronic pain is pain that lasts beyond the term of an injury or painful stimulus. It can also refer to cancer pain, pain from chronic or degenerative disease, and pain from an unidentified cause. Chronic pain is often something that can't be “cured,” but rather a condition that individuals can “manage” in life. Others may not always understand the impact that chronic pain can have on a person's overall quality of life; thus a person dealing with chronic pain can feel alone and frustrated in finding a way to better cope with the condition.
The Relationship Institute http://www.relationship-institute.com is starting a weekly support group for individuals coping with Chronic Pain, under the facilitation of Michelle T. Warren, LMSW http://relationship-institute.com/therapistsmichelle.html. Michelle has worked for 14 years with people with cancer (many of whom have had issues with chronic pain), and has been a social worker for nearly 20 years. She is compassionate and supportive, and supports the group therapy model of individuals helping others to find effective ways to cope with illness.
Although the group will be an open-ended, open format support group, to start the group topics will include the following:
- Alternative/complementary methods to manage pain
- How chronic pain can affect relationships
- Relaxation techniques to cope with chronic pain
- Finding ways to advocate for oneself with medical staff
There will be a free Introductory group on Monday, May 13th from 7-8:30pm at the Relationship Institute: 27172 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200, Royal Oak
Contact Michelle at 248 546 0407 or email her at info(at)relationship-institute(dot)com