Living Well

Living Well is a model of the Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) developed at Stanford for people impacted by health conditions including diabetes, arthritis, depression, asthma and heart disease. Self management programs empower participants to take an active role in managing health and lifestyle changes. Participants report they:

  • are exercising more and have more energy
  • had fewer sick days
  • are better able to cope with their conditions and manage symptoms; and,
  • feel better

In the words of one participant, "This workshop put me back in charge of my health and I feel great. I only wish I had done this sooner."

This workshop is free and offered throughout the year at locations and times convenient for you. Groups meet for 2 1/2 hrs, once a week for 6 weeks. Workshops are led by two trained leaders and focus on symptom management, eating, exercise, medication use, emotional management, problem-solving and communication with clinicians and family members.  Find a Program.

CDSMP is also online; it’s called Better Choices, Better Health. Participants can log onto the free sessions from any computer at any time to participate in workshop sessions, complete exercises, read posted material, and interact with others. The workshops can be very useful for those individuals without access to transportation, who need a more flexible schedule, or prefer the anonymity of participating in a virtual group.
Interested in becoming a Leader? Or would like to Register for a workshop? Please visit the SETU Training Catalog.  for a list of dates and times.

Current Living Well Classes