Working with Acceptance, Mindfulness, & Values in Chronic Pain: An Introduction and Skills Building Seminar with Kevin Vowles, PHD, Clinical Psychologist, UNM

As pain sufferers set aside struggles for control over pain, attend to present experiences, and engage in meaningful activities, they suffer less and function better, even while pain persists. This 2 day seminar will provide a brief overview of the theoretical model underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and will include significant opportunities for clinical practice. Most of the workshop will be spent in experiential, skill building, and case conceptualization exercises. Participants will learn how to identify targets for treatment in those suffering from chronic pain and apply interventions to augment acceptance, mindfulness, and values.

Location: Options For Southern Oregon
1215 Southwest G Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Time:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

12 hours of LCSW/LPC/CADAC CEU are available. Lunch provided.

New Pathways

What: A Pain and Education Group available to all at Siskiyou Community Health Center
Where: Siskiyou Community Health Center
Contact: Michelle Marikos (541) 944-7110

Living Well With Chronic Pain Self Management Program

What: 6 week workshop. Meets once per week for 2 ½ hours. Stanford University program led by two trained facilitators. Participants learn skills to improve quality of life and increase self-efficacy in managing chronic pain symptoms.
Where: Workshops offered in community settings in Jackson and Josephine Counties.
Contact: Register for next available start date – Call 541-864-9611 or email

BREAKING FREE of Chronic Pain

This unique six-week chronic pain self-management program is adaptable to accommodate patient’s limitations.

  • Provides an overview of the pain system and that pain is changeable by winding down the nervous system.
  • Tools and techniques for managing chronic pain, depression and anxiety including gentle movement, mindfulness and deep relaxation.
  • Discusses the impact of lifestyle, stress and diet on pain levels.
  • Explains the importance of the mind body connection and its role in the pain cycle.
  • Teaches techniques for maintaining energy levels and managing pain symptoms.
  • Empowers participants to reclaim responsibility for their well-being.

For more information, call (541) 210-1952

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Oregon Pain Guidance Group

What: Group of healthcare professionals and community partners promoting best practices for managing complex, chronic, non-cancer pain.
When: Meets monthly on third Wednesday 6-8 PM.  CME available for a small fee.
Where: Smullin Center – room 108, Medford and at Three Rivers Hospital, Grants Pass
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