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Filling the Gaps in Pain Care Part II

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FILLING THE GAPS IN PAIN CARE is an 8 week program designed for people with pain and their families that completed Part I. Family and/or significant others are encouraged to attend. Please bring mats, ice/heat pads to make yourself comfortable. Registration and payment is needed before classes start.

Each week the 1.5 hour class, paced for people with pain, includes both didactic and experiential skill building modules with an emphasis on participants utilizing their own internal healing abilities. Clients learn skills to manage pain each week.

Participants will work individually on the Six Psychosocial Stages, Pain Stories, Changing the Messages, Normalizing Pain, Depression, Holidays/Special Events and Complacency/Inertia.

Each session will have one topic, homework will be assigned and discussed in group, and breathing/body scan/guided imagery will be taught at end of session.

Some insurance companies do reimburse for this group. Pain Connection does not take insurance but will provide you with a receipt to give to your insurance company.

Treating chronic pain is complex and affects people physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and environmentally.

Pain is a serious and costly public health issue affecting more than 100 million Americans and costing more than $100 billion each year. It is a hidden epidemic that affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined according to the National Center for Health statistics. It is a leading cause of disability in the United States. As the 75 million Baby Boomers move toward retirement, the epidemic of untreated and undertreated pain is expected to continue.

GWENN HERMAN, LCSW-C, DCSW: Founder and Executive Director of Pain Connection, Ms. Herman has over 30 years experience as a licensed clinical certified social worker. She is the Maryland State Leader of the American Pain Foundation Power Over Pain Action Network and her work has been featured in many publications including the Washington Post. She has chronic pain as a result of an automobile accident and incorporates her experience into her work. Ms. Herman is the co-author of "Making the Invisible Visible Chronic Pain Training Manual for Health Care Providers".

Directions to 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD:
From Rockville Pike, take Randolph Road going east. At the stoplight, turn left on Parklawn Drive. We are approximately a half mile up on the left hand side.
From points east, take Randolph Road to Parklawn Drive. At the stoplight, turn right on Parklawn Drive. We are approximately a half mile up on the left hand side.
From I-270, take the Montrose Road East Exit, Exit 4A. Stay on Montrose Road. You will cross Rockville Pike. You are now on Randolph Road. At the stoplight, turn left on Parklawn Drive. We are approximately a half mile up on the left hand side.