Join us live from the convenience of your home or office for an in-depth discussion on topics relating to exercise, nutrition, communication, symptom management, employment and wellness.
New in 2018: Register One Time for the Entire Webinar Series
Register one time and you will be registered for the entire 2018 Webinar Series. You can choose to participate in as many or as few as you like, and you can cancel your registration at any time. A reminder email will be sent before each webinar. You can also print out a downloadable schedule.
October 9th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
Mona Bostick, RDN, CSO, LDN
Gayle Lewis, Ph.D, MSCS
“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” -Bethenny Frankel
There is growing research connecting our diet to our emotional well-being. Eating is one of our most emotionally charged experiences, and food can be used as both a vehicle for emotional expression and emotional suppression. The stress, pain, and unpredictability of MS can make this balance particularly volatile.
Join dietitian Mona Bostick and psychologist Gayle Lewis as they discuss the influence diet has on your overall wellness while highlighting the emotional aspects of eating.
This interactive discussion will focus on:
- Learning how food is often used to manage emotions
- Learning how to understand hunger cues, both external and internal and ways to address them in constructively
- The differences between Healthy Eating Patterns and Disordered Eating Patterns
- Planning and incorporating mindful eating behaviors and approaches
- Understanding the importance using food as nutritional sustenance and strength rather than an emotional defense
November 13th, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:15pm US/Eastern
In celebration of Caregivers Month, we are offering a special online workshop to help support partners and people with MS communicate effectively in order maintain a balanced relationship where we can care for each other while caring for ourselves.
A clinical psychologist and a couple living with MS will discuss the challenges of communicating with and about MS. Through interactive problem-solving, we will explore strategies to communicate about:
- Changing family roles
- Coping with mood issues, cognitive changes, and other troublesome MS symptoms
- Requesting and receiving help
- Retaining and adapting shared interests
- And more!
Each month the webinar will relate to the MS educational article in Can Do MS’s monthly e-newsletter. Subscribe to Can Do MS’s email updates.
These programs are possible thanks to the generous support of the following sponsors: