WK 1: introduction
Symptoms and causes of back pain. Rationale for resilience in managing pain.
Complete a character strength survey. Record personal strengths.
WK 2: pleasant activities
Benefits of gratitude, pleasant activities, and pacing in the context of pain.
Complete a log of gratitude practice. Engage in weekly pleasant activities.
WK 3: values-based living
Values-based activity and mindfulness practice for pain.
Complete a values assessment. Practice mindfulness exercises.
WK 4: hopeful thinking
Setting and achieving attainable goals. Using personal strengths to reach goals.
Select a goal to achieve. Identify areas in life that inspire hope.
WK 5: positive reappraisal
Interpreting stressful events and learning ways to reframe negative situations.
Log positive events and situations where reframing was helpful.
WK 6: self-efficacy
Discuss methods to enhance self-efficacy. Education on relaxation for stress and pain.
Practice diaphragmatic breathing exercise and record stress/pain levels.
WK 7: review
Review of skills learned during group. Feedback on group activities and skills.
Continue to practice resilience skills after the end of group.