I think it is important to mention that some of the people who work behind the scenes at The Pain Community as volunteers are also people who live with pain. It gives me the sense that they truly understand my pain and what my life is like. I am sorry that some of them live with pain but it does help me knowing that they truly do care about me and others and they really, really do get what a life of pain is all about. I recommend The Pain Community to all people who live pain and caregivers too.
The Pain Community may be a smaller nonprofit but the people behind the scenes who volunteer have great big hearts. They do what they do out of compassion for those who live with pain. The Pain Community offers the one on one approach and that can mean so much to someone who lives with pain and has felt alone for a long time fighting the pain. It takes real special people to volunteer so much of their time to help others and The Pain Community has those special people.
It has been such a blessing in my life to be able to reach out and help other people living with pain. It never ceases to amaze me how strong and compassionate people who live with pain are. Helping others helps me deal with my own pain. I have met so many wonderful people and made lifelong friends on the outreach support calls, the Facebook page, the hosted chats and the discussion forums. The online community ensures that people with pain have a safe, secure and judgment free place to share.
I have been living with pain for the past 28 years. I have found renewed strength in my never ending fight to stand up to the pain by being a volunteer with The Pain Community. Being a volunteer allows me to focus my energy on helping others who live with pain. TPC has many ways to volunteer and I urge others to visit the website and check out the different ways you can volunteer and help yourself while helping others.
The people that volunteer their time at The Pain Community are wonderful, caring, and compassionate. You will be hard pressed to find a better group of folks. It isn't about money or status, they are there for one reason, they are passionate about helping all who live with pain.
As a volunteer of this organization it is rewarding to hear from people that they have found the tools useful to patients, clinicians, family members and caregivers. There is a wide range of resources available for free throughout the website; archived research articles, tips on coping with pain, how-to's and lots of way to interact with others.
The launching of the Pain College section last year with the Healing Arts module of self-paced webinars to understand what Art Therapy is and how to incorporate some of those principles into a comprehensive integrative pain care model has been popular. I went through the course once and am considering doing it again because it was so enlightening.
There is so much in the resources section that I am always able to find something new that relates to my current situation. It is reassuring to know that one option for distraction from pain is to learn and do research; two thing easily accomplished at this web-based support organization.
I have been living with pain for many years and found that The Pain Community has done lots to help me making it through really tough times. Teresa Shaffer has become my rock and so helpful in many things including helping me get through tough times and has become a good friend.
After six months I truly I am glad I joined this group and great organization. It truly as helped me lean more of the pain I go through daily and speaking to others and helping one another. The talks over the phone is wonderful and so much help. Thank you for being here for me and the many others I am sure you are helping.
I am a person living with pain and I volunteer with The Pain Community. I have found by helping others who live with pain, it helps me deal with my own pain. People who live pain need a community where they can feel safe, where they can feel compassion, where they can feel understood. The Pain Community offers all that and so much more. I feel honored to be able to volunteer with The Pain Community.
I am new to a life of pain. I felt so alone and scared. I found The Pain Community on social media, on Facebook. I went to their website and they have so much information and it felt like I had found a home with The Pain Community.
Living with pain is hard and frustrating and sad and so much more. The people at, The Pain Community understand all of this and they take the time to get to know you so they can help you in the best way possible. The support calls that they do every Tuesday are so helpful. Everyone on the call can be part of the conversation and that is huge because many of us are home-bound and do not get to meet new people or make new friends. The support calls allow both of those things and it is good to know that I am not alone. Thank you to all at The Pain Community.
The Pain Community is unique because the people who volunteer their time are also people who live with pain. It is so helpful to know that they truly understand the journey.
TPC is continually supporting people in pain and is totally transparent. Current issues and concerns are addressed in a safe haven for all. I believe in the vision, mission and activities of TPC and would not be involved if I didn't believe in the organization. This great resource is free and accessible to all. A diamond glistening with hope and acceptance.
The Pain Community is an extremely valuable resource to provide education, assistance, support and a sense of community. Many of those using the site are unable to travel due to monetary, physical or other reasons. This wonderful site allows discussions, blogs and educational information to promote wellness. As a board member I believe that this non-profit reaches into hearts and home providing hope, a sense of community and a belief in the members. Also as a healthcare professional I believe that the website is crucial to wellness on all levels.
One of the best nonprofit organizations around. Great feedback and I love the blogs that are posted.
The Pain Community an amazing organization. I have enjoyed working with each of these individuals for the short time one been with them.
The Pain Community is a fantastic organization. I enjoy the content and being able to love to chat with someone via the Live Chat feature.
My mom and brother benefitted greatly by being a part of this organization. The volunteers helped them find solutions to pain management when doctors could not. They fight the good fight, making sure that those in debilitating pain can find the doctors, the medications, and the routines that'll best help them stay mobile.
This is an amazing organization and thank you to all of the hardworking people making it so successful.
This is the only pain organization in the nation for people living with pain who wish to be more informed about living a life of wellness and learn how to build a personalized pain tool kit using integrative pain relief methods. TPC connects, cares and listens!!
I am proud to be one of the founding board members of The Pain Community (TPC) and privileged to work with some of the most amazing people I know. The TPC mission is a passion from all who donate tireless volunteer hours to help others with pain live a life of quality and fulfillment to the best of their ability. Seeking wellness and integrative pain care options is the home of this non-profit---all are welcomed.
I have found out that the people who work quietly behind the scenes at The Pain Community are all volunteers. That means so much to me because it shows that they are there because of the passion they have to help others who live with pain.They aren't getting paid to get up and go to work everyday, they go because they want to help me and others, they want to make a difference in the lives of people with pain. That is 100% the coolest thing ever. Thank you to those behind the scenes, you have no idea how much what you do means to me.
The Pain Community is different from other pain advocacy organizations. The Pain Community does advocate for all people with chronic illness. However, they also help us learn how to advocate for ourselves and others. They spend time one on one if we need it. They are all about true support and they are also people living with pain so they truly understand.
So many great resources are packed into the different Resources tabs of this web based support option for people with pain AND caregivers and clinicians that are part of a pain care team.
The chat room is great for people with hearing impairments to be able to interact in real time.
This organization has some of the best information and resources around for people with pain, their caregivers, their family and healthcare providers. The advocacy section is rich with guides on how to advocate for yourself with family, the public and with healthcare providers in addition to the legislative advocacy guides.
I'm never alone and am always able to find someone who 'gets' what it means to live with a pain condition to communicate with in the discussion forums, chatroom, Facebook page and on the weekly live support group conference calls.
I am proud to serve on the board of The Pain Community--the only pain patient organization in the nation that embraces an integrative model of care.