Workshops

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:

  1. Chronic Disease
  2. Diabetes
  3. Chronic Pain
  4. Worksite Chronic Disease

Who Should Attend?

  1. Anyone with a chronic condition
  2. Caregivers

What Are Some Chronic Conditions BCBH Workshops Can Help Me Manage?

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Breathing problems
  • Weight concerns
  • Emotional conditions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Early dementia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Fatigue

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