Creative Arts Group
One popular coping technique for managing pain is creative art. The Creative Arts group provides a compassionate space for individuals to participate in instructed activities. (Check below for the activity of the month and supplies needed!)
Pain Connection is a support group program of the U.S. Pain Foundation. All support groups leaders have gone through our training program, where they learn to guide productive, compassionate discussions amongst participants. They are also trained in helpful techniques, like meditation, breathing exercises, guided imagery, decision-making models, role-playing, assertiveness skills, and more.
All discussions in Pain Connection groups are confidential, and designed with your comfort in mind. For example, you should feel free to lie down during groups.
Currently, all groups are meeting via Zoom. To register please fill out the form on this page and an email confirmation will be sent to you with a zoom link.
If you have questions about our support groups, or are interested in starting one in your area, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June Theme: “You ROCK”
Let’s enjoy each other’s company as we paint pictures and/or positive affirmations on rocks.
- Clean, dry rock (s) or tile(s), preferably with a smooth surface
- (Optional- Carboard, canvas or paper)
- Acrylic-based paints or markers
- Paint brush (es) if using paints
- Water- for washing brushes, etc.
- Newspaper, paper to cover working surface, if desired
Other items you may wish to have:
- Hairdryer (for drying paint in between overlapping colors, if desired.) (Remember to use the mute button so we don’t hear it!)
- Outdoor lacquer or modge podge outdoor/clear (if you would like to weather-proof rocks for garden or outside)
- Hairspray or clear nail polish gives a sheen but may wash off over time.
Guest Instructor: Bobbi Blades
A facilitator of several support groups/programs for Pain connection/U.S. Pain Foundation since 2017, Bobbi was formerly an elementary and preschool teacher, working later in high tech in the US and Europe, as well as health and human service positions.
Highlights to date were backpacking throughout Europe and the Far East, then returning to NH to care for and raise a family with her husband. During the Pandemic she and her dog learned many new tricks.
At one time she wanted to be a Geologist. Now she paints Kindness Rocks and leaves them on trails to cheer others. She also volunteers for various groups/causes.
Creative Arts Group
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