The Aloha-spirit of the 2016 Women In Pain conference continues with three radio shows taped today for KBRITE-AM's Change is in the Air program. Host Nicole Smith interviewed For Grace Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint along with presenters, pain psychologist Dr. Kristen Slater and UCLArts & Healing program Founder and Director Ping Ho. Mahalo to Nicole for more great coverage!
Aloha!! We had a sun-splashed pain 'get-away" at For Grace's 9th Annual Women In Pain Conference: "Pain Takes a Vacation." Amidst grass skirts, hula dancers and a Tiki bar, we had amazing presenters show us how distraction works as an effective pain management tool. If you weren't able to join in the fun live or via webcast, please catch the broadcast archive of the entire day HERE. Mahalo nui loa to everyone who made this event a vacation to remember!
As our October Story of the Month feature, we have the challenging journey of Gail Williamson. Gail first began feeling constant pain at age seven, but was berated by dismissive doctors till she was in her 40's. Gail shares that her FM and migraine pain could easily have brought her down if not for the passion of making a difference everyday with her advocacy work. Like so many women in pain, Gail's a survivor!
PainPathways Magazine, as part of their effort to hightlight September as Pain Awareness Month, is putting the spotlight on For Grace as well as two other pain advocacy organizations for their exemplary work to better the lives of those challenged by chronic pain. Featured For Grace projects included our extensive media and legislative outreach, our annual Women In Pain conference and our memoir, Battle for Grace.