UPDATE: In-person groups are on hold

In light of COVID-19, all in-person support group meetings have transitioned to Zoom; check your state listing below for details. In addition, we encourage you to join one of our monthly national Zoom meetings. Learn more about the national meetings here.

State-Based Support Group Meetings

All Pain Connection 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.

Pain Connection groups are designed with your comfort in mind. We will do whatever we can to help accommodate your physical needs. For example, you should feel free to lie down during groups. We encourage you to bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs—whatever helps keep you comfortable. And, you can come as often or as little as you like.

All discussions in the support groups are confidential. If you have questions about our support groups, or are interested in starting one in your area, please reach out at info@painconnection.org.

Find a group near you:

Arizona / Nevada / New Mexico Support Group

California Support Group

Colorado/Wyoming Support Group

Florida Support Group

Georgia Support Group

Illinois & Missouri Support Group

Iowa Support Group

Maine Support Group

Maryland Support Group

Massachusetts Support Group

New Hampshire Support Group

New York / New Jersey / Connecticut Support Group

North / South Carolina Support Group

Ohio / Kentucky / West Virginia Support Group

Oklahoma Support Group

Oregon (east) Support Group

Oregon (west) Support Group

Wisconsin / Minnesota Support Group

Pain Connection-trained leaders

Pain Connection trainings are also open to individuals from outside the U.S. Pain Foundation. Miles for Migraine group leaders: Anikah Salim, Deborah Turk, Katie Moran, Sharon Rhoades, Diane Fox, Kelley Amspacher and Brittany Han were trained by Pain Connection.

To learn more about or attend their groups, visit the Miles for Migraine page.


No group in your area? No problem!