Transformative Pain and Wellness Program
Chronic pain can be treated holistically using integrating psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies tailored to each patients’ needs. Our Transformative Pain and Wellness Program provides innovative, proven, and pioneer treatment options for patients suffering with chronic pain.
Our program is facilitated by Dr. Lourdes Pizaña, Ph.D., L.P.C. She is a licensed psychotherapist and specializes in chronic pain management. She utilizes techniques with scientifically proven effectiveness including:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.
Mindfulness Based Therapies
Mindfulness based therapies uses mindfulness strategies to help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions in order to achieve relief from feelings of distress.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a form of depth psychology, the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a client’s psyche to alleviate psychic tension.
Upcoming Virtual Classes
During our Transformative Pain and Wellness Program, we provide our patients with knowledge and tools to manage pain and enhance their quality of life. Our program is divided between five classes. We are starting a new series of virtual classes covering Pain and Wellness.
They are held online every Tuesday from 10 AM – 11:15 AM in English and 2 PM – 3:15 PM in Spanish.
Fibromyalgia // Jan. 5, 2021 // 10 AM
Fibromyalgia // Jan. 5, 2021 // 2 PM
During this session you will learn:
- What is fibromyalgia
- How can it affect your daily life
- How to manage your pain and increase your energy levels
- How fibromyalgia affects your sleep and how to sleep better
- What are the best exercises for fibromyalgia patients
- How behavioral therapy can help fibromyalgia
Transformative Pain and Wellness Program // Jan. 12, 2021 // 10 AM
Programa Transformador de Dolor y Bienestar // Jan. 12, 2021 // 2 PM
During the Introduction to Transformative Pain and Wellness class patients will learn:
- Definition of pain
- Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain
- The impact of chronic pain in our lives
- Self-management explanation
- The principles of cognitive behavioral therapy
Pain and Stress // Jan. 19, 2021 // 10 AM
Dolor y Estrés // Jan. 19, 2021 // 2 PM
During the Pain and Stress class patients will learn:
- How chronic pain impacts our bodies
- The relationship between pain and stress
- Ways to decrease stress
- Healthy lifestyle habits
- Strategies to positive thinking
The Power of Our Minds // Jan. 26, 2021 // 10 AM
El Poder de Nuestras Mentes // Jan. 26, 2021 // 2 PM
During the Power of our Minds class patients will learn:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy principles
- The relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
- Cognitive Restructuring techniques
- Stress management
- Progressive muscle relaxation
Healthy Habits, Healthy Life // Feb. 2, 2021 // 10 AM
Hábitos Saludables, Vida Saludable // Feb. 2, 2021 // 2 PM
During the Healthy Habits class patients will learn:
- The benefits of healthy living
- The science of nutrition
- Daily exercise
- Improve sleep
- Self-management strategies
Happiness and Wellness // Feb. 9, 2021 // 10 AM
Felicidad y Bienestar // Feb. 9, 2021 // 2 PM
During the Happiness and Wellness class patients will learn:
- Positive psychology
- The science of happiness
- Resilience and character
- Four major components of happiness
- Life planning
Virtual Meetings are experienced by utilizing RingCentral® powered by ZOOM. If you are experience issues with connecting please see the FAQs below.
What is RingCentral®?
Access to the Virtual Meetings
Gonzaba Medical Group uses RingCentral® (Powered by ZOOM) to connect you virtually to our online classes. It is an easy application to use. You will NOT need to download any application or software to join on online classes.
RingCentral®, allows you to connect easily to Gonzaba Medical Group services, classes and other services. RingCentral® is an intuitive and easy application to use.
As a guest, patient and user, you will NOT need to download any application or software to join on online classes.
Having trouble viewing the class?
If you are having issues connecting to the online class, below are a few troubleshooting tips.
If you are still have trouble, please call (210) 460-6123 for assistance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What type of device do I need to join the class?
A: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android devices (opens in a browser). iPhone Users – The Ring Central app will need to be downloaded.
Q: How do I log in to the class?
A: Click on link below
Q: How do I get help with technical Issues?
A: Call (210) 460-6123 to speak to a patient services representative for troubleshooting.
Q: Is there a fee for the classes?
A: No, the classes are free.
Q: Do I have to make an appointment to attend the session?
A: No appointment is needed.
Q: Do you have to be a patient of Gonzaba Medical Group to participate?
A: No, the classes are open to everyone.
Q: Who is hosting the class?
A: Dr. Lourdes Pizaña PH.D., LPC. She specializes in Mental Health.
Q: Are we able to interact with others and ask questions?
A: You will be able to ask Dr. Pizaña questions directly using the webinar chat option. Unfortunately, due to the number of participants interaction with others is not an option.
Q: How often do these classes take place?
A: Classes are from 10 am-11:15 am every Thursday.
Q: Is the class in person or live online?
A: The class is virtual, online.
Q: Can I invite family and friends?
A: Yes! We encourage you to invite family & friends.
Q: How do I know if this class is right for me and my medical needs?
A: Dr. Pizana is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and providing these sessions for educational purposes.
Q: Do I need a Facebook account to access the classes?
A: You do not need Facebook to attend the virtual class. Click the link below to join the class https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1482557295
I would like to Join the classes
Want to join? At Gonzaba Medical Group, we are always looking to add to the family. We believe group classes will be beneficial for your everyday lifestyle. If you would like more information and be added to our classes, please fill the form below so that we can send you all the needed information.
Informed Consent/Release: You consent and authorize the facilitator(s) of the group to release or share information about your progress with Gonzaba Medical Group (GMG) and/or your individual physician. This is a safeguard for you, since it allows consultation between your facilitator(s) and your individual physician, should the need arise. This also provides you with extra support should a difficult issue come up in group that may need more individual attention.
Confidentiality agreement: You have the right to confidentiality and privacy by the group facilitator(s) and other group members. Confidentiality within the group setting is a shared responsibility of all members and facilitator(s). While group facilitator(s) may not disclose any patient communications or information except as provided by law, group members’ communications are not protected. As such, confidentiality within the group setting is often based on mutual trust and respect. GMG and your facilitator(s) adhere to professional, legal, and ethical guidelines of confidentiality established by professional organizations and state law. Legal and ethical exceptions to confidentiality include: a clear or present danger to harm yourself or another, knowledge of the abuse or neglect of a minor child or incapacitated adult, or responses to a court subpoena or as otherwise required by law.
I have read carefully and understand the Group Agreements and that I agree to its terms and conditions. I have asked and had answered any questions I have concerning these Group Agreements and am aware that signing the Agreement is required for my admission to the group. I am also aware that my refusal to sign this Agreement will exclude me from participating in the group.