Living with Epilepsy

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Support Groups

Many people with epilepsy wish that they could talk to someone other than a specialist in the field. Someone who can relate to their personal struggles from a personal vantage point. Support Groups offer a special place and a unique group of people who share their life experiences with seizures and epilepsy and relate strategies that have…or have not…worked for them. Attending a support group regularly often helps get through the stressors and challenges that living with epilepsy can create and allows you to find out about all sorts of resources and upcoming events.

Our support groups are back up and running through September 2016 to June 2017!

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) support group
Third Tuesday of the month until June: From 12-1PM
The group is for patients at our NEREG PNES program diagnosed with PNES who have completed treatment or who are advanced in their current treatment. Unfortunately, the group is not open to anyone who has not gone through our treatment program because the demand would be too great for our conference call. The group meets to touch base, to go over current problems that may have arisen for group members associated to PNES, for general support and comradery, and to continue to be part of the PNES community. To register or obtain more information: lmyers@epilepsygroup.com

The NEREG Epilepsy Virtual Support Group provides a forum that facilitates and promotes the sharing of common interests, information, and experiences within the epilepsy community. This is an online group which allows you to participate in support activities when you are unable to attend a local support meeting in person; and are managed by a qualified facilitators knowledgeable on Epilepsy-related topics. During these sessions, you have the opportunity to speak with other participants, seek advice, make friends, discover new ideas, share your experiences -- good and bad, and help support others managing epilepsy. Please email rzeng@epilepsygroup.com in order to sign up!

 

Joining a group is easy!

Benefits:
• All 60-minute sessions are held through GoToMeeting®
• Each group is kept small in order to encourage friendship and optimal discussion time (8-10 participants.)
• All groups are led by an experienced facilitator who is knowledgeable about Epilepsy.
• Confidential.
• Participation in this facilitated discussion is expected and encouraged. You are not on camera, so come in your PJs.
• FREE 


CONTACT INFORMATION
Lorna Myers
lmyers@epilepsygroup.com