Self Management for Chronic Conditions

Diagnosis of chronic illnesses such as chronic pain, cancer and GI problems are often accompanied by changes in daily life or routine. The role of the illness is bi-directional, meaning that the illness affects your daily life and your daily life, such as stressors & health behaviors, can affect the illness.

It is important to learn ways to manage chronic illnesses so that you can play an active role in your medical care, your social network and your overall quality of life.  Self Management is a semi structured group format developed at Stanford University to encourage patients with chronic illnesses to be empowered and healthy  while living with a chronic condition.