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Stress Management and Caregiver Support
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Stress Management and Caregiver Support

We would like to invite you and your caregivers to join us for Next STEP on Friday February 22, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm when we will be discussing the Topics of, “ Stress Management and Caregiver Support”. At this meeting we will discuss common factors of stress that occur when going through the rehabilitation process and give you strategies to help manage these stressors.

We will also discuss the vital role that family members and caregivers play in the journey of recovery. Being a caregiver has it’s own set of challenges. How do you love, support, motivate and help your family member, while at the same time caring for yourself? Please join us as we discuss some helpful tips for navigating this process.

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Life After Therapy
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

Life After Therapy

We would like to invite you to join us for Next STEP on Friday January 25, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm when we will be discussing the Topic of, “ Life After Therapy”.

This will be an open panel discussion led by individuals who have “graduated” from our outpatient therapy and have moved on to live life, work, and pursue leisure activities.  Our hope is to share and inspire those who are still early in their recovery by answering some of the following questions:

How have you adjusted to life after injury?

What was the key to you success?

What were some of your biggest obstacles along the way?

How did you know when it was time to take a “break” from therapy?

Do you have any advice on how to reintegrate into work, community and leisure activities after injury?

Whether you are just beginning your journey of recovery or have been on this path for years, please join us, share your story and bring your questions. We can all help encourage one another as we strive to fully recovery and resume our life roles.

Caregivers and family are welcome, as you are vital team members as we pursue this "road to success.”

If you would like would be one of our panel members, leading this discussion, please contact Bryn Kennedy at brynk@stepsforrecovery.com

 

 

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Next STEP Social
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Next STEP Social

As the holiday season approaches, join us on December 7, 2018 from 12:00pm -1:00pm for Next STEP. We will host an open time of socialization to celebrate your continued recovery and to share your experiences and insight with others in your STEPs family! Steps For Recovery will provide all the refreshments! We welcome you to bring ideas for future topics and further input on how we can continue to make Next STEP a beneficial advocacy group for education and community integration post-injury.

We at STEPS are thankful for your participation in Next STEP and hope you will continue to encourage others to attend and celebrate the recovery they have made!

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Guided Meditation
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Guided Meditation

Come join us for a conversation on the benefits of Guided Meditation for health and healing following stroke, spinal cord injury and/or brain injury. Bryn Kennedy, DPT will lead a discussion on the positive effects of mindfulness and meditation on wellness and Joelle Rogers will lead the group through the practice of guided meditation and share how this practice has played a role in her total body wellness and recovery.

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Returning to Work
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Returning to Work

Discussion led by:  Julia Christian, OTR/L and Ben Gill

Come join us for a conversation on returning to work following your injury.  Julia will discuss elements to consider before returning to work (from a therapeutic perspective) and how return to work can affect your recovery. Ben Gill will share his own experience of the victories and challenges of returning to work at NC State following his injury.  Please come prepared to share your thoughts and questions. 

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Art Therapy
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Art Therapy

Discussion led by:  Katie Stephens PT, NCS and Christy Eskridge (see attached image of her painting)

Come join us for a conversation on the benefit of return to leisure activities following injury.  Christy Eskridge will share about her personal experience with Art Therapy and how painting has provided a new and positive outlet for her since her injury.  Please come prepared to add to the discussion on how your own leisure activities have been helpful or challenging during your recovery. 

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Introduction to Tai Chi
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to Tai Chi

Discussion led by: Ann Pearce PT, DPT

Join us for a conversation focused around the health aspects of Tai Chi and how it can benefit your balance and movement.  Ann Pearce is a physical therapist on the STEPS For Recovery team who specializes in balance and vestibular dysfunction.  She has the unique experience of  being able to tailor Tai Chi movements to individuals with hemiplegia.  Please join us for this fun and interactive introduction to the basic Tai Chi movement forms.   

Bring your questions and ideas as we will shoot to have a 15 minute demonstration followed by time for discussion. 

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