The Four Pillars of Pain Management

  • What are the 4 Pillars of Pain Management?

    The Four Pillars of Pain Management is the model of supported self-management that our service users and staff have devised to help you manage your pain.

    A classical building facade with four pillars. Above the lintel: successful self-management. At the base: four pillars of pain management.  First pillar: learning about pain.  Second pillar: a healthy lifestyle. Third Pillar: doing what matters. Forth pillar: emotional well-being.

    The 4 Pillars are the building blocks which will help you enhance your knowledge and understanding of pain management. They will provide you with tools such as learning more about our bodies, building a healthy life-style, doing what matters most to you and developing greater emotional well-being.

  • What does the Four Pillars of Pain Management mean and involve?

    Using a ‘biopsychosocial’ approach to understand your pain, its causes and the way it affects  your body and mind system

    Reversing the downward spiral of pain by improving fitness and mobility, mood and well-being

    Engaging in a meaningful daily routine, practicing a variety of useful techniques such as pacing, relaxation, gentle exercise … being kind to oneself …

    Making positive healthcare choices in order to manage pain more effectively.

    Explore each of the topics within the pillars below.

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    ​Create your own Library of resources.
    Set goals for yourself.
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    ...and more

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  • Regular support groups imageRegular support groups

    • Bournemouth Last Friday of every month 1pm

      Time for Coffee - BOURNEMOUTH

      Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold. 

      There will be no meetings in September and October 2019.

    • Poole last Thursday of the month 10:30am

      Time for Coffee - POOLE

      Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?

      Come and join the monthly coffee mornings at The Lighthouse Cafe 21 Kingland Rd, Poole Bh15, run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.

      These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

      The coffee group runs every last Thursday in the month.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Wareham every Thursday 10:30am

      Purbeck Support Group:

      When: Group meeting every Thursday.

      Time:  11.00am to 12.30pm.

      Where: In the upstairs bar area, Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH. There is a lift available.

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. Any queries please call 01305 814015.

    • Weymouth every Tuesday 10:30am

      Weymouth Support Group:

      When: Meeting up every Tuesday.

      Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm.

      Where: Springhead pub in Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth, DT3 6LW. 

      Please feel free to attend for a coffee and a chat. Please contact Mr David Wilson should you require any further information about the support group - 07858 510513.

    • Dorchester 3rd Friday of month 10:30am

      VIVO Lounge Support Group:

      When: Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.

      Time: 10.30am -12.30pm

      Where: 23 Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QR

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.

  • One-to-one peer support imageOne-to-one peer support

    Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?

    A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.

    We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.

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