September is Arthritis Awareness Month and CAPA has an update for you.
Join the webinar "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as a Strategy in Reducing Pain" on September 28th.
This 45 minute webinar, co-sponsored by the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability, Pain BC and the Canadian Pain Coalition, will provide an introduction to the power of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) as a simple technique that can be employed in a variety of ways to improve overall wellness and to help in managing chronic pain.
The webinar is being held on September 28th, 2011 - 2:00 PM (PDT).
Register @ http://cirpd.org/GetInvolved/Webinars/Pages/MBSRWebinar.aspx
for Relief of Physical and Existential Pain
in Women Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Researcher: Mady Mooney
You are invited to be part of a research study that will explore the potential of art therapy to relieve pain for women with rheumatoid arthritis. The study will be undertaken by Mady Mooney as a requirement for her degree in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Psychology and Counselling program (Art Therapy specialization) at St. Stephen's College.
What would be your role in the study?
If you participate in this study, you will take part in a four-hour workshop with 7 other women. With the guidance of two experienced facilitators, you will make two works of art (mandalas) using paint or colouring pencils. After the first mandala, you will do some journalling.
A week or two after the workshop, you will participate in a one-hour interview about what you experienced during the workshop.
Absolutely no art experience is required! If you’ve never done this kind of thing before, it’s an opportunity to do something new that’s easy and fun.
To participate in the study, you must be:
- female,18 years old or older
- diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis
- experiencing pain, flare-ups, or chronic pain
- able to speak and understand English
- able and willing to engage in art making
- willing to have a post-workshop interview
Participation in this study is voluntary.
For more information please contact:
This study has been approved by the St. Stephen’s Research Ethics Committee and is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Brett-MacLean, Director, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Canadian Pain Coalition presents:
FALL PAIN FORUMS
Learn from Pain Experts:
- the myths and facts of chronic pain
- how to manage your pain
- how to communicate about your pain
This event is FREE. Donations to the CPC Pennies for Pain Campaign are welcome. Join CPC for a public forum near you.
Register online at www.chronic-pain.ca
- September 28, 2011 - Sault Ste. Marie
- October 4, 2011 - Niagara Falls
- November 10, 2011 - Kitchener
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