Pain Connection’s next “Building Your Toolbox” video conference event will be on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm ET. Each event focuses on a different option for managing or coping with chronic pain.

This month’s event will focus on aromatherapy with Gloria C. Mathiesen, MA, LMT, LAC, RYT-200, a certified aromatherapist, and Usui Reiki master/teacher. Mathiesen graduated in 1997 from Irene Gauthier’s Myomassology Institute located in her home state of Michigan. She has been providing therapeutic massage services ever since. Mathiesen also has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and is licensed in Ohio and Arizona. All of her modalities and trainings interweave the connection between the mind and body and how to build resilience. She focuses on courses and workshops addressing topics including PTSD, eating disorders, addiction, chronic pain, and trauma.

The videoconference allows for participants to directly ask Mathiesen any questions you may have about aromatherapy and to interact with fellow participants. Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW, Pain Connection’s Clinical Director, will be guiding the conversation along with long-time support group leader, Bobbi Blades.

Thank you to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring Building Your Toolbox.