Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year to all....
....I hope you are able to stay dry and warm.

We have our first of the year, Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting, on Thursday January 28th 2010. We welcome you to join us 1pm to 3pm. We hope to see you there - Mollie Nye House at 940 Lynn Valley Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Greetings

Hello follow chronic pain suffers, we are facing the end of the year, and an end of a great year with Linda at the helm of our successful support group. I would like to look back at our years highlights. For me, it was taking the first step to come to a meeting last April.

Our group has grown with the lovely ladies joining us from the "Living well with Chronic Pain" course run by the University of Victoria, Center on Aging. All good reports coming from those that have done the course. Our own Heather Divine, took the training to be a coach and then got to co-lead the very first class here on the North Shore at Silver Harbour. Congratulations Heather.

We experienced another one day forum on PAIN to celebrate (International Pain Week). This year the speakers were outstanding and the Kay Meek Center staff were fantastic. Another big thanks to Heather for all her hard work to make this successful event happen. Many thanks go to the speakers for their interesting, educational, and informative topics, and for donating their time to us. We appreciate that you added your visual material to the Chronic pain website. Thanks also to all the members who posted our PAIN forum informational posters and told friends and family about the event. It would not have been successful with out all collaborating.

Linda was extremely busy with planning, arranging and re-arranging wonderful speakers each month. Congratulations on an extremely successful year of leading alone, Linda. You have done a very courageous job marvellously.

We look forward to giving Linda more support in the new year. It is hoped that each member will bring one speaker to the group, at least once in 2010. And that means we need your participation folks. E-mail, phone, call or chat and share with the group your ideas for speakers. (Remember to ask the person first to see if and when they would be willing and able to come share their speciality.)
Location, as far as we know, at this point, we will be meeting at the same time and day, in the New Year. So mark your calendars for the last Thursday of the month, 1pm to 3pm at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. But please check back to this site to see if there are any changes, we will always give notice of a change here and by e-mail. Please remember to give us your e-mail address.

With all the government cut backs, we may have to ask you for a $20 donation to ensure that we can keep the location.
We have had such a diverse and very interesting group participants, you're wonderful and it was so great to have you on board and actively interested.
Merry Christmas to you all. And may your New Years Celebration be successful and a delight. We look forward to getting together with you in 2010.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas party get together

Hi folks, hope your keeping warm and dry in this wicked winter weather.

We will be meeting this week on December 17, from 1pm to 3pm. Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.
All are welcome for a chat and to be in community together as a support for each other. This time of year can be very emotionally difficult; so we have a chance to offer ourselves to another to listen, hold, laugh and cry together.
Feel free to bring a friend or family member, for tea, coffee and cookies, all are welcome. There will not be a speaker this month. It has been agreed no Secret Santa please. But if you would like to bring your favourite Christmas cookie/bar, or treat to share with others we wont say no!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Reflexology and Reiki - how can they help my pain?

When:- Our next North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group is Thursday November 26th 2009.

Where:- We will meet at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, from 1pm to 3pm. Parking available in the Church lot, West of Molly Nye House.

What:- Our Speaker this month is Shirley, a Certified Reflexologist and Registered Reiki Practitioner. Shirley will be discussing successful approaches to relieve chronic pain and increase relaxation through these professional techniques.

Why:- All are welcome, tea and coffee by donation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forum on Chronic Pain the Disease.

"Chronic Pain the Disease"

Forum presented by the Chronic Pain Association of Canada

Join us for an afternoon to discover why chronic pain is the disease and not the symptom, with Canada's leading authorities on chronic pain.

October 31st 2009 from 1pm to 4pm
Tickets only $10 Available in advance from
Kay Meek Center; 1700 Mathers Ave West Vancouver.
Call (604)913-3634 or online
Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information call (780)482-6727 or email
Dr. Pam Squire - Complex pain specialist
Sebastian Denison - BSc. of Pharmacy
Dr. Michael Negraeff - Pain BC Society
Babz Chula - Actress and Chronic pain sufferer shares her journey

Friday, October 9, 2009


Welcome, our next meeting is October 22nd 2009 for the NORTH SHORE CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP. We meet at Molly Nye House on 940 Lynn Valley road, from 1pm to 3pm.

Come a long and learn about "Laughter Yoga"

And hear first hand from our group members attending the free "Living well with chronic pain" health series.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Living Well with chronic pain self management program

To register call 604-940-3572 or 1-800-866-902-3767

These are the immediate courses that will be held on the North Shore.

A. Lions Gate Hospital

1. six Wednesday's November 4th to December 16th 2009 - 6:30pm to 9pm

2. six Saturday's November 7th to December 12th 2009 - 9:30am to 12pm

B. Silver Harbour

1. six Friday's 1pm to 3:30pm (This one is full.)

C. John Braithwaite Community Center

1. six Thursday's September 24th to October 29th - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Monday, September 7, 2009

Living Well with Chronic Illness Classes

The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" course now includes a CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT component and workbook.

We are pleased to pass along information from the BC Ministry of Health Services/University of Victoria about the free educational workshops on the North Shore.

Visit or call toll free at 1-866-902-3767 for more information or to register.

Learn about tools to manage chronic pain conditions in a FREE six-week session health educational workshop. Free reference workbook will be provided; feel free to bring a family member, friend or caregiver. Space is limited, so sign up early.

Here are some dates and locations coming up on the North Shore, in the Lonsdale corridor area: times and dates to accommodate most people.
  • Lions Gate Hospital, Medical Day Center, six Wednesday evenings or six Saturday mornings.
  • Silver Harbour Seniors Center, Friday afternoons.
  • John Braithwaite Community Center, Thursday evenings.

Call 1866-902-3767 for up coming workshop information details and to register. Ask about having a course run in your area or becoming a course co-leader.

September 24th 2009

Our next Chronic Pain Support Group is Thursday September 24th 2009.
We will meet at Mollie Nye House on Lynn Valley Road, from 1pm to 3pm.

Our Speaker this month is Shirley, a Certified Reflexologist and Registered Reiki Practitioner. Shirley will be discussing successful approaches to relieve chronic pain and increase relaxation through these professional techniques.

All are welcome, tea and coffee by donation.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Great news for July

Thursday 23rd July 2009
Molly Nye House
1 to 3 pm
Tea, coffee, cookies and a speaker

We have great news for all those suffering with CHRONIC PAIN this month.

Just arrived and HOToff the press is the
brand new

And we are bringing live to you, the co-ordinator of the NEW Chronic Pain Self Management Workbook on Thursday July 23rd 2009. PLEASE COME WITH YOUR QUESTIONS.

They are training group facilitators now. The course is set to get going in late August or beginning of September. The informational brochures are printed and ready for distribution. The course will be 6 weeks long, meeting once per week for 2 to 2.5 hours. So please take this opportunity to get a sneak peak at the book and ask anything you want!

"Self Management" means you are in control, now that sounds great, don't you think?

And the BEST thing of all is - the course is FREE. Yes you read that right FREE.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I would like to invite you to put some new dates on your calendar

Our meeting time and date had to change some months back due to location scheduling.

We are still meeting at Mollie Nye House on Lynn Valley Road once a month.

Our meeting time is 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

And the day is now the 4Th Thursday of the month.

Come join us for coffee/tea and cookies, peer support, sharing of ideas, new solutions, brainstorming, and to hear our quest speakers.

We are a positive group of individuals who are focused on sharing "what works" for us.

We will soon be posting information on the "Pain One Day Conference" to coincide with the National Chronic Pain Awareness Week in November. We hope you to are looking forward to this exciting event with us. Be prepared to come with your questions and ideas for our us and our quest speakers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April's Meeting

Our group will be getting together for the monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 28th. Join us for coffee at 1 pm . For more info contact Heather at or phone at 604-929-0286.