The first CPPS/CP/HF Support group

The first CPPS/CP/HF support group took place on Thursday 27th September 2018. It was very humbling to see a very brave group of men meet together for this, the first monthly support group for men suffering with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Chronic Prostatitis and Hard Flaccid.

This initial meeting gave attendees a chance to have a say in how future groups will be run. We outlined rules of engagement for myself as coordinator/mediator and members:

Guidelines of engagement and conduct for Karl (group co-ordinator/mediator)

  • Not to sell products or services
  • To provide impartial advice and support
  • To fairly moderate the groups

Guidelines of engagement and conduct for members (and Karl)

  • To be non-judgemental of others
  • To provide specific details about oneself as and when/where comfortable
  • To be honest with each other and yourself
  • To respect others in both talking and listening

 

Future CPPS/CP/HF support groups

I also asked members about the content for future meetings and whether they felt guest speakers were of importance to them. 

The group agreed they would like guest speakers but these will not be every month/meeting. Instead these will be based on some of the topics covered (see below). If there is a guest speaker they will present for 40-45 minutes and allow the remaining time for group chat/discussion/support. The presenters will not be allowed to sell any products or services

The group would like themes for each session to focus conversation. These will include:

  • Lifestyle considerations
  • Pain Management
  • Activity
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Personality factors/traits
  • Relationships – family, friends, work
  • Sex
  • Recovery 
  • How to read a research paper

 

The focus will also be around evidence based medicine or research papers to support discussions and in turn provide a point of reference

 

The next CPPS/CP/HF support group will take place on Thursday 25th October in London Bridge. For full details please click here

 

Testimonials from CPPS/CP/HF Support Group attendees:

“You could really tell everyone was getting a lot out of it and it was very re-assuring meeting and talking to other men going through the same issues”

“You only needed to say a few lines about your own experience and others would immediately understand your predicament – through own insight.”

“I’ll definitely be attending each month!”

Testimonials From Clients

“Having suffered with Pelvic Pain to the point where I had to be hospitalised for a number of nights. Karl has a great understanding and level of empathy with his patients. Appreciating exactly how they feel and what they are going through”

To read blog posts from my patients about their successful recovery from their chronic pelvic pain and chronic prostatitis experiences, in their own words click here

Testimonials

Please find below a sample of some of my patient testimonials from over the years. I have not included them ALL here. Instead I have picked a handful of those that demonstrate a wide range of my skill sets, outcomes and patient opinions. I would therefore hope that you are able to gauge how I approach my methods of treatment. If you have any questions regarding any of these comments below or would like to know more about my treatment please contact me here

My aim is to take every individual patient I see and treat them as individuals. If I am not achieving this then I believe I am letting down that patient. It is therefore imperative that my approach is bespoke and tailored. Failure to do so is likely to result in an unsuccessful outcome.

From those testimonials listed below I hope to give you a flavour of what you can expect if you come and see me as a patient.

 

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