Feel better with these FREE Healthier Living Workshops.
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To learn more about Self-Management Programs in Vermont, visit myhealthyvt.org.
Quitting smoking or smokeless tobacco is the #1 most important step you can take to live a longer and healthier life. For many tobacco users, support from others makes the difference in staying tobacco-free. This free, four-week workshop can help you change your behavior and start a tobacco-free lifestyle. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, including dealing with weight control and managing stress.
If you are struggling with a mental health problem such as depression and anxiety, you are not alone. WRAP is a free program designed to help you get support, tips and advice from people who are also working toward emotional wellbeing. Who should attend: People with mental health challenges, who may also be dealing with physical health or substance abuse problems. You are welcome to bring a support person, friend or family member.
High Blood Pressure Management Workshop
One in 4 Vermont adults has been told they have high blood pressure. High blood pressure means the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. If left untreated, it can damage your circulatory system and lead to serious problems, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, or brain health complications, such as memory loss and confusion. Learn the basics of managing blood pressure including help with medication, quitting tobacco, healthy eating, and physical activity and managing stress.
Diabetes Prevention Workshop
Are you carrying extra weight? This free program can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. A trained coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. You will also receive group support from others who share your goals and struggles. This program is designed for people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have the disease. Participants must have a BMI of 25 or greater to enroll.
Diabetes Prevention - Monday - Online via Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays April 5th 2022 to Feb. 22nd, 2023 6:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE: Online workshop via Zoom
Meets for one year on Tuesdays, starting with 16 weekly sessions, then monthly
Learn and have fun with others who have type 2 diabetes in this free, small group workshop designed to help you improve your eating habits, wellness routines and coping skills. People who complete the workshop say they see big improvements, like eating better, feeling less depressed, and having a better relationship with their doctors. You are welcome to bring a support person, friend or family member.
Diabetes Management - Online via Zoom
WHEN: Wednesdays, May 4 - June 15, 2022, 6pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Online workshop via Zoom
For those coping with chronic pain and want to feel more in control. Learn how to improve your problem solving and coping skills, gentle movement exercise, how to work with your healthcare providers, healthy eating, how to balance activity and rest.
If you have a long-lasting (chronic) disease like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease, you're not alone. About half of all American adults have at least one chronic disease – and 1 in 4 have two or more. But here's the good news: there's a LOT you can do to help manage chronic disease and prevent related problems. This workshop can help you make choices to live healthier. Learn about problem solving and action planning, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and how to talk to your healthcare providers.