Pain Connection Live: Call Update

Pain Connection Live Call Update


Conference DIAL-IN NUMBER: (319) 527-3510* NEW NUMBER starting 7/12/17
Participant Access code 171649#
After dialing in and entering the access code, we request a first name and state/country, or you can be silent.
It’s okay just to listen. If you wish to share you may join in.

Touch Tone Command explanations:
*4 Conference instructions
*6 Mute/Unmute during the call                     *3 Exit the call

Participation in the conference call is free. Standard long distance charges apply to the phone call. The conference calls are not taped.

Next Call:  January 4, 2018 from 1:30 – 2:30pm EST;          Evening Call is January 11, 2018 from 7 – 8pm EST

Topic: Developing Your 2018 Wellness Plan…with realistic expectations

Current Health Condition(s)

exs. Chronic pain, diabetes..


Take medication


Read more about my disease

Time For Self

 exs. Hobbies, reading

Sometimes read Read every day for 20 minutes

How many hours do you sleep?

Rituals before you go to bed?

5 hours

Drink coffee with milk

7 hours

No caffeine after 5pm, listen to music

Manage Stress

What do you do?

What makes you anxious?

Ignore it, hold it in, take more medication Listen to my body and breathe

What do you do?

How often? How long?


2x’s per week for 20 minutes

Start using treadmill

2x’s per week for 10 minutes

Get a exercise partner


How many meals do you eat?

Do you eat between meals?

Drink caffeine, eat fried foods?

What is your weight? Height? BMI?


Snack often

2 cups a day and love fried chicken

164  5’  BMI 32  

Eat 4-5 mini meals

Eat fruit

Drink decaf

Broil chicken

150  BMI 29

                                       PERSONAL WELLNESS PROGRAM

PainConnection Live is scheduled for the first and second Thursdays of the month.  Register with the link at the bottom of this page!  It’s free.

In the calls, the leader often refers to a book written about pain management.  This book, Making the Invisible Visible, has valuable information for people with chronic pain, their families and providers.  It is an excellent resource for how to navigate the challenges of chronic pain. Order Making the Invisible Visible for $25 plus shipping.

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The Pain Connection Live Conference Call is led by Gwenn Herman, LCSW-C (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and Founder and Executive Director of Pain Connection, a US Pain Foundation program.

Each Call will have a topic dealing with different ways of coping with chronic pain and developing new skills. Participants have the option to discuss the topic or remain silent. Breathing techniques and guided imagery will be taught in the last 15 minutes of each call.

Pain Connection Live is open to people with chronic pain, family members, significant others, health care professionals and concerned individuals. Please respect each person’s right to express their feelings.

If you haven’t already done so, you must register for each call in which you want to participate.  — Register Here

Afternoon calls are held on the first Thursday of the month from 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST.

Evening calls are held on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST.

For more information, email or call 800-910-2462.