Living Well with Chronic Pain

The Living Well with Chronic Pain is also known as Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP). 

Participants in the class will learn about:

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Solve problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  • Communication strategies for family, friends and health professionals
  • Eating well
  • Pacing activity and rest periods
  • Six-week program for 2.5 hours/week
  • Facilitate by 2 trained leaders (non-health professionals)
  • Hosted in a community setting
  • Provide skills to manage health and maintain active and fulfilling lives
  • Intended for those who experience on-going pain and the people who care for them.

After successfully completing Chronic Pain Self-Management Program:

  • Improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/role activities limitations
  • Fewer days in the hospital
  • Fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations
Find a Class in Your Community

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Juniper has a list of evidence-based classes and leader training throughout the state of Minnesota.

To find a Living Well with Chronic Pain class nearest you, visit their website at and enter your zip code in the search field.

Become a Leader

Leader Training Opportunity:

This is an opportunity for your organization to be cross-trained as a Leader in Living Well with Chronic Pain and be able to offer this workshop in your community. Living Well with Chronic Pain provides information and offers practical skills on managing chronic health issues. The interactive curriculum includes topics such as:

  • frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  • exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • effective communication
  • eating well
  • pacing activity and rest periods
  • evaluating new treatments

Workshops are facilitated by 2 trained leaders. Potential leaders must already be trained as a leader for Living Well with Chronic Conditions.

Organizations are encouraged to train at least 2 leaders or more as this allows for flexibility in scheduling community workshops.

2018 Dates Location Registration Fee Registration Form
December 18-19 Willmar $120 Online Registration

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Leader Tools

Living Well with Chronic Pain (CPSMP) Tool Kit for Leaders Outline

These are tools that leaders will need to use to host a Living Well with Diabetes (DSMP) Class.

  1. Planning Checklist
  2. Notification Form – No longer used. Please create class on
  3. Class Specific Forms
    1. Attendance Log
    2. Participation Information Survey
    3. Participant Post-Program Supplement Form
    4. Participant Completer Certificate Template
  1. Marketing Templates
    1. Flyer 1
    2. Flyer 2
    3. Brochure
    4. Instructions for Flyers and Brochure
  2. Elevator Speech
  3. Marketing in the Media
  4. Presentation Guide
  5. Fact Sheet
  6. Referral Form
  7. Participant Letter to Physicians
  8. Share Your Story Form
  9. Photo Release

Contact us to learn more about Living Well with Chronic Pain.

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