NEW for 2014

You Can! Live Well, Virginia

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

Course# TD1835

Note: This workshop is capped at 16 participants.


Competency:  Work/Life Wellness - Fundamental

Type: All Inclusive Series
To maximize the collaborative learning, please review your calendar before registering to ensure you can attend all sessions.

Total Series Time: 15 Hours (Six - 2.5 hour sessions)

Make-Ups: There will be no make-up sessions available for this series.

Pre-requisites: None

Series Description: The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education program is an evidence-based program that was developed and researched by Stanford University for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and hypertension.


Session 1: Introduction to Workshop; Group Introductions; Mind-Body Connections/Distraction; Getting a Good Night’s Sleep; Introduction to Action Plans


Session 2: Feedback/Problem Solving; Dealing with Difficult Emotions; Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise; Preventing Falls and Improving Balance; Making an Action Plan


Session 3: Feedback; Making Decisions; Pain and Fatigue Management; Endurance Exercise; Relaxation/Body Scan; Making an Action Plan


Session 4: Feedback; Better Breathing; Healthy Eating; Communication Skills; Problem-Solving; Making an Action Plan


Session 5: Making Healthy Food Choices; Medication Usage; Making Informed Treatment Decisions; Depression Management; Positive Thinking; Making an Action Plan


Session 6: Feedback and Problem Solving; Working with Your Health Care Professional and Health Care Organization; Weight Management; Looking Back and Planning for the Future


Presented by:  Dr. Sharon Strang, DNP, Associate Professor, JMU Nursing Department and Joyce Nussbaum, CDSME Coordinator, Valley Program for the Aging Services

Session Information:
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30 AND February 6, 20, 27*, 2014 (*February 27th inclement weather make-up date)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wine-Price

*Current schedule subject to change based on instructor availability.

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