During these skill-building workshops you will learn to better manage your condition and your life even if you have been coping with a chronic condition for many years. You’ll meet others who deal with chronic conditions and you’ll connect with and identify new resources and support systems.
BCBH SD workshops available:
- Chronic Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Worksite Chronic Disease
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone with a chronic condition
What Are Some Chronic Conditions BCBH Workshops Can Help Me Manage?
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic pain
- Breathing problems
- Weight concerns
- Emotional conditions
- Early dementia
What Are the Benefits?
- Increased exercise
- Better symptom management
- Better communication with physicians
- Better general health
- Less health distress
- Less fatigue
- Increased social activities and community involvement
- Identify support systems and new resources
- Fewer days in the hospital
- Fewer outpatient visits
What Will I Learn?
- Ways to make better choices and improve your health!
- The effects and emotions chronic conditions may have on your lifestyle
- Disease related decision-making
- Goal setting, problem solving, and coping
- Practice activities with group feedback
- How to become more confident
- How to use your mind to manage your symptoms
- How to communicate with friends, family, and providers
- How to deal with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
- How to design and maintain a healthy eating and exercise plan
- How to manage pain and fatigue
- How to relax and manage stress
- Appropriate use of medications
What Does It Cost?
Workshops are FREE!
All class materials are provided. You’ll also receive a companion book and CD for the workshop you are attending.
If you would like to make an additional monetary contribution to help support the Better Choices, Better Health® SD program, you may do so HERE or request an invoice form from the workshop leaders.
Here’s How It Works:
- Interactive workshops are offered once a week for 6 weeks
- Each session is 2-½ hours long (the day of week and time of day will vary)
- Sessions vary in size with 10-15 participants per session
- Sessions are usually held at community facilities like senior centers, churches, libraries, and service organizations
- Workshops are conducted by trained leaders – many of whom are volunteers and may have a chronic condition themselves
- You will receive a Certificate of Completion for attending 4 or more sessions of the workshop