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Children & Youth

"GrrrOUCH! Pain is like a grouchy bear" 

This book encourages children to communicate their feelings and to explore, visualize and describe their pain.

This children's book has won two awards: 

Pain Awareness Award 2011 from the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Pain Coalition

Children’s Literature Award 2011 from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

Author: Cathryn Morgan

Illustrator: Crystal Beshara

ISBN 978-1-897508-84-8

Preview pages, order book online



Stanford Patient Education Research Center (originally the Stanford Arthritis Center Education Office) has developed, tested, and evaluated self-management programs for people with chronic health problems. Small group, mailed and internet based self help workshops are offered. Available worldwide and in several languages. Often offered at no charge.

Self Management for Chronic Pain

Online Workshops

Organizations Licensed to Offer the
Chronic Pain Self-Management


Affiliates Canada

Ministry of Health, Patients as Partners Initiative administered by the University of Victoria.

Usually FREE to participate: family, friends and/or caregivers are also welcome to attend. 

In person, online workshops and health coach support for chronic pain and related conditions.


Our gratitude goes out to all iSTOP members and donors since 1994. 

Thanks to you Gunn intramuscular stimulation information resources are freely available to
the public, for patients & their family members, CGIMS certified practitioners, health advocates, pain researchers and enthusiasts alike.

Gunn IMS "points" the way!

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