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"It hasn't really made any change in how I'm feeling physically but emotionally I'm doing better with it. I'm not as hard on myself as I was before. Like I've learned to talk nicer to myself."

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Ottawa Central
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions - University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, East Foustenallas auditorium-2nd floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4W7
Sep. 12, 2017 -
Oct. 17, 2017
1:30PM - 4:00PM

Workshop Description:

The “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” workshop helps people with chronic health conditions to better manage their symptoms and their daily life.  Workshop groups meet once a week for 2½ hours, over six weeks.

The Self Management workshop will help the participant communicate effectively with their health care providers, friends and family, maintain healthy eating habits, incorporate physical activities in your daily routine and more....

We also invite friends, family and care givers to attend this workshop to understand furthermore how one can learn to self manage their chronic conditions.

This workshop is held in partnership with Living Healthy Champlain and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute

This workshop is being facilitated in ENGLISH

This workshop is FREE to attend for all. Living a healthy life with chronic conditions Books and relaxation CD are also given to participants for Free.

You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop!


Session 1
  • Differences between acute and chronic conditions
  • Using the mind for symptom management
  • Making Action Plans

Session 2

  • Difficult Emotions
  • Intro to Physical Activity

Session 3

  • Better Breathing
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Pain and Fatigue Management
  • Endurance Exercise

Session 4

  • Healthy Eating
  • Future Plans for Health Care
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Session 5

  • Medications
  • Making Treatment Decisions
  • Depression Management
  • Positive Thinking
  • Guided Imagery

Session 6

  • Working with your health care professional and the health care system
  • Looking back and planning for the future


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