Living with Fibromyalgia Workshop

Living with Fibromyalgia, the first in a series of Fibromyalgia workshops will be presented on May 25, 2002 at Quest, the Center for Physical and Spiritual Fitness located at 1455 19th Street from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You will gain and develop new coping skills and behaviors as it relates to your daily challenges of living with Fibromyalgia. In Martha Singer’s workshop you will learn how to control your inner voice and find the power within to keep you in charge of what you think. She will teach you various methods to be able to change your perspective to help you deal with the pain, depression, and fatigue of fibromyalgia.

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. It is considered a form of Arthritis. There are many theories about why people get fibromyalgia, but none have been proven. The symptoms include aching and pain in your muscles, tendons and ligaments in various places all over the body, sleep disturbance, depression, headaches, numbness and tingling of the feet and hands, memory difficulties, dizziness, and various other symptoms.

The diagnosis may take anywhere from 2 – 4 years. Some patients are told it is “in your head.” A rheumatologist should be seen for proper diagnosis. There is a set criteria which includes having a minimum amount of tender points and more than three months of chronic pain along with other various symptoms.

FEE: Pre-registration $15 before May 20, 2002 $20 at the door. Includes materials.

Send checks to: IMM 6435 Green Valley Suite 110, Culver City, CA 90230

SPEAKER: Martha Singer is the publisher and managing editor of Westside Life Magazine. She has lived with Lupus and Fibromyalgia since childhood. After her diagnosis in 1984 she began educating herself and ended up as a support group leader, lecturer, and facilitator for both the Lupus Foundation of America and the Arthritis Foundation. She is proof positive that you can have a full life with a chronic disease. She will be revealing how she got to where she is today. (She was just awarded by the Century City Chamber as one of their bi-yearly “Women of Achievement”). Her cognitive behavior workshop (materials included) will show you how you can change your perspective to help yourself deal and heal with this painful and debilitating syndrome.

When: May 25, 2002 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Quest

1455 19th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Parking is free and located north of building on 19th Street

WHO: Integrative Medical Marketing (IMM) is a progressive company that believes you should be your own advocate when it comes to ‘Your Health.’ IMM produces educational forums dedicated to Women’s Health, Preventative Health, and Corporate Health Seminars.

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Quest embodies a dedication to the enhancement, healing and molding of the human body while promoting the conditioning of the mind and spirit. Quest is devoted to improving the quality of your life. Whether you like to step or jump, cycle, flex or stretch, this mind-body enthusiast’s facility has just the program for you.

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