Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
May 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Rev. Dr. Lisa Wiens Thompson, facilitator
For people living with multiple sclerosis and their families, the challenges of living with this chronic disease can feel overwhelming—difficult to face day after day. But many who live with such diseases have learned that resilience promoting behaviors are the secret to not just coping with the disease, but thriving with it. Resilience helps create a mindset of growth and opportunities, of seeing obstacles as challenges rather than threats. This program will showcase discussions from clinicians and researchers at the forefront of resilience theory, stories from individuals who have to become more resilient when facing MS, and an outline of practical strategies for developing greater resilience. This presentation can help those newly diagnosed as well as those living with MS for some time. Regardless of your temperament and personality, you can learn and practice these strategies to build resilience!
The program is free but attendees must register in advance. Snacks and drinks provided.