The U.S. Pain Foundation is excited to present the next event in its bimonthly webinar series, “From ow to om: Using mindfulness to reduce pain and stress,” featuring Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW. Herman is the clinical director for U.S. Pain’s Pain Connection program, a network of support groups and other resources for people with pain.
During July’s webinar, to be held on the 17 from 1 to 2 pm EST, Herman will focus on using meditation and mindfulness to lower pain and stress levels. She will discuss the science behind mindfulness, different techniques, and lead attendees in a guided meditation. There is a great deal of scientific data to support the positive effects of mindfulness meditation for people suffering from chronic pain, and this free webinar is a rare opportunity to learn from someone who intimately understands these health issues.
A social worker by training, Herman has lived with chronic pain for 23 years as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She combined her professional expertise and personal experience with chronic pain to establish Pain Connection, a national network of chronic pain support groups, support group leader trainings, and more. As a part of U.S. Pain, Pain Connection now offers more than a dozen in-person support groups across the country, regular conference call support groups, and three weekend support group leader trainings annually. In addition to her work with Pain Connection, Herman is coauthor of the book, Making the Invisible Visible: Chronic Pain Manual for Health Care Providers.