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Self-Management Resource Center
 Education in Self-Management


The Self-Management Resources Center for Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, and Diabetes are offering free seminars throughout the east Texas area for self-management and certified leadership training. SMRC seminars are sponsored through the SMRC and A&M University, originally established by Stanford University.

The Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, and Diabetes Self-Management Programs are workshops given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders.


Subjects covered include:

1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation

2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance

3) appropriate use of medications

4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals

5) nutrition

6) decision making, and

7) how to evaluate new treatments.


Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and an audio relaxation CD, Relaxation for Mind and Body.* Classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Next Class presently being scheduled. Call 903-569-9913 for information on the next availability in the East Texas area..

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