From January of 2005 through March of 2008 we offered a multidisciplinary pain program, combining:
Instruction in relaxation techniques including meditation, guided imagery, and others
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Group visit medical care and instruction in nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, and other factors. We also introduced the work of John Sarno, which was responsible for a cure of longstanding fibromyalgia in 2 patients and dramatic reductions in pain in a number of other patients with conditions ranging from degenerative joint disease to spondylolisthesis
This was a very successful program and will continue with the first three elements, even though the physician who provided the medical aspect of the program has moved on. Daily Agendas and links to Materials from our Program
A Brief Overview for Doctors – rationale and some data
Ongoing Counseling/Facilitation Services will be provided by Len Wolff, MFT, and Jenni Silverstein, LCSW Intern. Referrals for the pain program should be sent to Len Wolff at 1062 G Street Suite F Arcata, 95521 or call 826-7338 with questions. In the past we also worked with Nancy Williams, LCSW.
There will also be ongoing yoga for people living with chronic pain as well as other classes and private workshops offered by Melissa Bukosky.