TakeControlTakeChargeLiving with Chronic Pain & Disease
I would recommend this group to anyone that is looking to take the next step towards taking back more control over the challenges they are facing. Or, might face in the future.
Course material is excellent.. both for quick referencing and for deeper dives into various subject matter.
I have just completed the 6 week course . I found it extremely useful. I met approximately 12 exceptionally brave and wonderful people who were all willing to share their experiences and feelings with one another. At first I thought it might be very intimidating, but I found out after the first class that it was going to be very relaxed and with no pressures. I was so happy to find this particular course. I highly recommend it to any one with a chronic illness that are as frustrated as I am.
Since the completion of this course, eight of us decided to continue on supporting one another and formed our own group. We named ourselves the “ living, sharing caring group” and meet every three to four weeks, and continue to share and support each other any way we can. We communicate through e-mails and phone calls and regularly keep in touch in order to help make life manageable on a daily basis. We welcome new members and so far have extended invitations to other “Take Charge” groups as this program is the reason for our new- found achievement. Thank you.
I have just finished the six week (Take Charge!) workshop covering the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. I was pleasantly surprised of the contents and the value of the presentations I received. Many of us who live each day with our chronic conditions do not have the opportunity to express our situation and have people who care and listen.
The items we covered including the Action Plan reinforced the value of taking control of our conditions and making plans to achieve our goals. I felt it made me more aware of how to apply myself. I was impressed with the number of exercises in the book however every section we covered was equally valuable. I was very fortunate to be able to attend this seminar and I thank you.
“Thank you for the privilege of taking part in this great informative, valuable and beneficial class. Corrie and Jenn are excellent teachers and facilitators who made the classes enjoyable and fun which helped us to be open and share. We learned so many new skills & tools to add to our toolboxes. Found I was very intentional about doing my homework and looking forward to our next class. Thank you for the much needed and appreciated resource book which I will be referring to many times now.
I have and will continue to recommend this course to my doctors and others who could definitely benefit by learning how to live a healthier life. “
Online Chronic Self-Management Program
FREE to individuals across Ontario who are living with one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, heart or kidney conditions. Many of the workshops are also beneficial for caregivers and anyone looking to improve their health literacy. The online programs can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and have been designed to meet different needs; from one-on-one health coaching and group-based workshop series, to one-time health literacy webinars. To learn more about the online self-management programs or to register for an upcoming program visit
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