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Thriving Together: Survivors’ Mental Health Awareness & Well-Being Group

December 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sessions feature expressive-arts activities, self-care practices, relaxation techniques, and guest speakers.

HopeWorks’ survivor’s mental health awareness and wellbeing group, Thriving Together, is excited to host “Finding Joy While Living with Chronic Pain” with special guest Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D., from the U.S. Pain Foundation.

Living with chronic pain presents unique challenges that can impact various aspects of life, from physical well-being to emotional resilience. This presentation aims to offer a fresh perspective on navigating the complex landscape of chronic pain by delving into the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  We will explore key concepts from ACT, emphasizing mindfulness, acceptance, and the importance of aligning actions with deeply held values.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 10am to Noon via Zoom. This is a free presentation, but registration is required.

About the Presenter

Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D. is the Director of Mental Health and Support at the U.S. Pain Foundation. She is also a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, CEO of Phoenix Rising with Dr. G, Stanford Trained Empowered Relief Instructor™, and a Medical Gaslighting Sensitivity Trainer. Dr. Geraghty has received recognition for her clinical excellence and patient advocacy as a Keynote and International speaker. She has well over a decade of experience fostering the mental health, self-management, and perseverance of patients and their families. Dr. Geraghty specializes in chronic pain, complex medical, and eating disorders. She inspires others with her resilience and grit as a chronic pain and rare disease patient.


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