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Pathways to Wellness in MS: Emotional, Spiritual and Social Wellness
Virtual Program

The 2023 Pathways to Wellness in MS program focuses on emotional, spiritual and social wellness. Join presentations from experts and group discussions to:

  • Get up to speed on current research on positive psychology, mood disorders and stress management. 
  • Learn how connections to nature, religion or mindfulness can positively impact your life. 
  • Become empowered to identify healthy relationships. Develop strategies to strengthen them at home, work and in your community.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 
Time:  1 – 4:30 p.m. ET / 12 – 3:30 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. MT / 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT

Pathways to Wellness in MS: Emotional, Spiritual and Social Wellness is an interactive, virtual program for everyone affected by MS. Click the button below to register today!

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This program is accessible to individuals with hearing impairments. Videos from all sources will have closed captioning features and other materials are readable. You can also register/log-in using an accessible text-only screen reader version (does not display virtual 3D environment) by clicking the link on the Welcome Page at registration.

General Session Topics

Amy MB Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP

Emotional
Wellness

Presented by: 
Amy MB Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP

Emotional wellness is an important component of overall health. It eases the challenges and uncertainties of living with MS. Join this session to learn strategies to cultivate your emotional well-being.

Evan L. Smith, PhD

Spiritual
Wellness

Presented by:
Evan L. Smith, PhD

Spiritual wellness can add meaning and vitality to life. It can also be grounding in times of challenge and change from having MS. Join this session to learn how connections with nature, religion or art can help you thrive.

Ruchika Prakash, PhD

Social
Wellness

Presented by: 
Ruchika Prakash, PhD

Social wellness is the health of your relationships with others. Meaningful support from your community can improve your life's outlook. Join this session to learn how to build your network with others who encourage you.

Interactive Breakout Session Topics

Coping with Anxiety & Depression in MS

Presented by:
Samantha Domingo, PsyD, DBSM

Anxiety and depression are common with MS, but are also very treatable. This breakout will introduce how to self-manage emotional health and identify when it's time to seek professional help.

Understanding Problems with Sleep in MS

Presented by:
Anna Kratz, PhD

Poor sleep can have short and long-term effects on emotional and physical wellness. This breakout will explore how disturbed sleep can impact your health and MS.

Trauma, Pain & Multiple Sclerosis

Presented by:
Mana Ali Carter, PhD

Trauma and pain can impact how a person deals with MS. This breakout session will review coping strategies and focus on the mind-body relationship.

Strengthening Carepartner Relationships

Presented by:
Chidi Obinani, DrPH

It is important to take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health when caring for others. This breakout session will offer tips for practicing self-care and strengthening relationships.

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Sponsors

We would like to thank all our 2023 program sponsors.

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