Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop developed by Stanford University to help adults self-manage their pain.

Workshops are facilitated by two peer co-leaders in a small group setting. Participants meet once a week for 2.5 hours, learning, sharing, and building bonds.

Live a healthy life with chronic pain:

  • Learn the Practicing Moving Easy program of gentle exercises

  • Action-planning

  • Problem solving

  • Using mind-body tools, including better breathing and body awareness

  • Healthy eating

For more information or to register for a workshop, please call 415-550-6002 or email


Become a Chronic Pain Self-Management Program facilitator or volunteer.

You can support the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program in several ways.

  • Attend the Healthier Living training first and then take a virtual Chronic Pain cross-training to become a co-facilitator of workshops in your community. Candidates must be able to read and write fluently in English. Bilingual in Spanish or Chinese preferred.

  • The virtual cross-training is hosted by SMRC (Self-Management Resource Center) and consists of 2 parts:

    Part 1 – 3 hours : Watch 12 preliminary assigned videos and answer a quiz

    Part 2 – 3.5 hours : Attend a virtual meeting, practice teach, and answer questions

  • Assist with community outreach.

  • Contribute to support the program. Make your check payable to “On Lok 30th Street Senior Center” and send to:

On Lok 30th Street Senior Center Attn: Healthier Living Program 225 30th Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94131