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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a group near you:
Arizona / Nevada Support Group
California Support Group
Colorado Support Group
Florida Support Group
Georgia Support Group
Illinois Support Group
Maine Support Group
Maryland Support Group
Massachusetts Support Group
New Hampshire Support Group
New Mexico Support Group
New York Support Group
North / South Carolina Support Group
Ohio / Kentucky / West Virginia Support Group
Oregon (east) Support Group
Oregon (west) Support Group
Wisconsin 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.