Free Workshop on Managing Chronic Pain, August 7 – September 11

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer another series of the Stanford University Chronic Pain Self-Management Program starting Thursday, August 7.

The free, six-week workshop teaches participants to better self-manage their pain, stress and frustration with a variety of fun and practical techniques including flexibility exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, action plans, nutrition tips, group support and more. Participants who complete the Chronic Pain Workshop report feeling less pain, less stress and feeling better overall.

Two trained leaders facilitate the sessions, which meet each Thursday through September 11 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM in Brew Barry Conference Center Room 1 at BMH. A light dinner is provided and all participants receive the “Chronic Pain Workbook” and a CD with flexibility exercises.

Chronic Pain Workshops are part of the Vermont Blueprint for Health. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has received a grant to hold four workshops in 2012. Caregivers are also invited to attend. At least 10 participants are needed to run the class. Advance registration is available by contacting Wendy Cornwell or Jessie Casella at 251-8459, or by emailing