"It's not the cure, it's the journey"
Barbara Sullivan Roehrig
Founder and Facilitator
On the third Thursday of every month (hopefully easy to remember: Th/Th) from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time, participants on-site in Denver or calling in from around the US and Canada hear from a wellness practitioner well versed in how their area of expertise can help others "cope well" with their disease. Each session starts with a relaxation technique for 15 - 20 minutes and then a presentation from each month's speaker for 20 minutes.
The hour and a half session allows for informal interaction between the participants and the speaker, as well as amongst the participants. Callers have often commented that they feel as if they are physically with us, that the separation of miles becomes minimal.
The speakers are often nationally renowned and facilitator and founder Barbara Sullivan Roehrig works with each one to prepare their presentation to be what she feels will be of greatest benefit to the participants. As a Strategic Advisor for Can Do MS, a Board of Directors member for Adventures Within and living with MS since 1996, she tries to be very attuned to participants' concerns, curiosities and yearn for education on helpful topics.
And if that doesn't work with your schedule, just go to Past Sessions and order the CDs of any sessions that you are interested in (or they make great gifts for friends who have MS!). You'll miss out on the great camaraderie and the interactive Q&A specific for your needs, but you will be able to enjoy each month's wellness expert presentation.
Participants in Coping Well sessions will be given tools each month in an effort to aid in the intention to live life to the fullest extent possible with MS. Each participant will learn that they can use guided imagery relaxation as a tool themselves by hearing it, and the wellness practitioner speaking each time will give their advice on how to life live in a healthy manner with the disease.
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