Eight-week structured chronic pain group

Next session: February 15 to April 4, 2024

An 8-week program designed for people with chronic pain and co-occurring conditions to improve their ability to manage chronic pain more effectively, resulting in an increased sense of well-being and improved quality of life.


Dates:       Thursdays, February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2024.  
Time:        1:00 – 2:30 PM (Paced for people with pain).  
Location:  Painted Desert Psychotherapy, 5656 E Grant Road, Suite 110, Tucson,                                    AZ 85712 

A Program tailored to meet the needs of people with chronic pain

·       Mind body skills 

·       Vital self-care skills  

·       Learn about and practice complementary and alternative approaches including   Mindfulness Based Meditation Practice, Guided Imagery, Acupressure, Reiki, Chakras, and breathwork. 

·       Treatment planning  


Each week the 1 1/2-hour class, paced for people with pain, includes both didactic and experiential skill building modules with an emphasis on participants utilizing their own internal healing abilities. Breaks are included. Bring whatever makes you feel comfortable such as: ice/heat packs, pillow, mat, etc., if needed.


$400. Includes 8 group sessions, “Making the Invisible Visible” manual, and handouts. Some insurance companies do reimburse this group and a receipt will be provided for you to give to your insurance company. Payment must be made in full by February 8, 2024. 




Treating chronic pain is complex and affects people physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and environmentally.  


·       Caring licensed clinician who has personal experience with chronic pain

·       Small group to increase individual attention and support  

·       Outcome criteria will be measured, and impact is assessed for pain intensity, physical and emotional functioning

·       Cost effective program that can complement and enhance other treatment  



Pain is a serious and costly public health issue affecting more than 100 million Americans and costing more than $635 billion each year. It is a hidden epidemic that affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined according to the National Center for Health Statistics. It is a leading cause of disability in the United States.  





To register contact:


 Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW


[email protected]


Telephone: 301-385-8257


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