First webinar is Tuesday, December 3 at 2:00 PM ET.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) will host a three-part webinar series on self-care, managing anxiety, and mental health. These webinars are produced as part of the Paralysis Resource Center’s community education initiative. The webinars are for those caring for a loved one or individuals living with paralysis.
Tuesday, December 3 at 2 P.M. ET
Many of us experience some fear and anxiety as normal, and even critical, in times of danger. The ‘what-ifs’ of worrisome thoughts also have the potential to reduce the quality of our life. If unchecked, they can become overwhelming. This is especially true in life after spinal cord injury. Is it time to consider the role of anxiety and worry in your life? This session starts with some basic education about how fear is processed in our brains. The presenter will then discuss several brain-based strategies to help observe, assess, and manage anxious thoughts. They will also present some potential problem-solving skills that can support healthy emotions and behaviors. The overall aim is to better understand and reduce discomfort related to anxiety and worry.
Thursday, December 12 at 2 P.M. ET
Self-care is so important to physical and mental health. Yet, so many factors inadvertently sabotage self-care plans and attempts. Have you ever considered there may be something deeper at the root? This session will consider aspects of good mental health and explore ways that behavioral patterns we learned growing up influence our self-care success. The presenter will discuss techniques to shift these patterns and encourage the flow of healthier habits.
Wednesday, January 8 at 2 P.M. ET
Studies indicate that mindfulness can be helpful for stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, and other health conditions. Mindfulness helps us respond rather than react, avoid and/or judge. It takes us out of being a victim of our thoughts. Does this sound like a skill you would like to develop? Join this session to deepen your understanding of mindfulness and explore ways to navigate the many changes in our daily lives.
All three sessions will be hosted by Terry Gupta, MSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, who, along with her partner Jay Gupta, RPh, MSc, MTM Specialist, C-IAYT, are co-Founders of http://www.rxrelax.com/.
ACL funds the Paralysis Resource Center to provide comprehensive information for people living with spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility-related disabilities and their support networks. Resources include information and referral by phone and email in multiple languages including Spanish; a peer and family support mentoring program; a military and veterans program; multicultural outreach services; quality of life grants; and a national website.