United Spinal presents free webinars
NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012—United Spinal will present two free webinars for those living with disabilities and their caregivers. Its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host the webinars this September that will focus on ways to discover a healthy and active lifestyle and how to overcome the challenges of chronic health issues such as spinal cord injury (SCI), MS, polio, ALS or spina bifida.
"For people living with disabilities and their caregivers, the challenges of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be overwhelming at times. But with the right strategy and outlook, it's within everyone's reach. These webinars will build a foundation for many to discover better health, as well as happiness and success," said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal.
The first webinar, Discovering a Healthy & Active Lifestyle, will be held Sept. 5 at 3-4 p.m. EDT and will offer helpful strategies to bring peace and balance to daily living. The webinar will explore ways to extend empathy to yourself as easily as you extend it to others, cultivate a deep, loving and reverent relationship with oneself, quiet self-doubt and tap into one's intrinsic wisdom, and explore fears, blocks and behaviors that sabotage success. The speaker will be Erena DiGonis, LMSW, CHC; licensed psychotherapist and certified health coach.
The second webinar, Staying Healthy Together! Tips for Caregivers & Care Recipients, will be on Sept. 19t at 3-4 p.m. EDT and will prepare people living with disabilities and their loved ones to overcome the challenges of chronic health issues such as spinal cord injury (SCI), MS, polio, ALS or spina bifida. It will also offer strategies to better communicate with healthcare professionals, become a strong advocate in healthcare situations and prevent medication/medical mishaps from taking place. The speaker will be Mark Gibbons of the National Family Caregivers Association.
This year, United Spinal has hosted webinars on a variety of disability-related topics––including healthcare, mobility, research, public policy, and veterans issues. You can access all of United Spinal's previous webinars by visiting www.spinalcord.org.