Chronically Living Adult Group

Are you living with chronic pain, a complex medical condition or chronic illness?

You are not alone. There is a community of others going through similar experiences here to support you on your journey. Step into a circle of support where you can come as you are, feel what you feel and use your knowledge and experiences to support others. We will laugh, cry, develop new skills, meet new people and learn how to create an abundant life while living with pain, illness and difficult symptoms.

Group Meeting Information 

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Day of the Week: Thursdays

We meet virtually on a weekly basis. Once it is safe to do so, we will be meeting at our Maplewood office.

This is an open group, however, space is limited so reserve a spot today!

Individuals living with chronic pain, complex medical concerns or chronic illness face many challenges when balancing their physical, financial, social, psychological and emotional needs. Isolation, fear, depression, and low self-esteem can make living with chronic illness, complex medical conditions and chronic pain an overwhelming experience. Chronically Living is support group to allow individuals with chronic pain, complex medical conditions and chronic illness receive psycho-social support in a safe, empowering, judgement free setting. 

Topics we will explore and process include

  • Self-care
  • Learning about the Pain Cycle
  • Distress tolerance
  • Establishing health routines
  • Establishing effective support networks
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Coping strategies
  • Relaxation skills
  • Self-exploration

Source: https://www.thebayerfoundation.org/pain-cycle

Source: https://brainworksrehab.com/contain-your-pain-breaking-the-pain-cycle/

Ellen Solis, MSW, LICSW

Ellen, the group facilitator, is an outpatient therapist who utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered approach to empower individuals to develop coping strategies, process difficult emotions and foster a sense of wholeness and resilience through difficult situations. Ellen is passionate about facilitating growth with individuals living with chronic pain, chronic illness and complex medical conditions, and couples her lived experience with chronic pain and illness with her professional therapeutic skills.