Event Date: Apr 12, 2018
Just when you seem to have adjusted to the reality of MS, something else changes. New symptoms, a day of weakness and decreased mobility, relationship stress, greater fatigue, or a full blown relapse. The stress and uncertainty of a chronic and unpredictable health condition can be irritating, frightening, challenging and at times unbearable. You are not alone. MS calls upon us to use and develop internal and external resources to keep our lives meaningful and enjoyable. This webinar invites you to acknowledge emotions you face on the journey and to explore ways of adapting to and coping with the reality of MS.
This session is hosted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
who gratefully acknowledges the support of Biogen
who provided an education grant which makes possible the MS Webinar Series.
Dr. Donna Paproski, PhD
Donna Paproski is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia specializing in therapy with adults, couples, as well as adolescents and children. She incorporates a variety of strategies in response to the needs and preferences of her clients. These approaches include mindfulness techniques, self assessment and monitoring, ACT and CBT, nonverbal expression, somatic awareness, as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has been in private practice for over 20 years.
Ms. Gabrielle Veto
Gabrielle Veto was diagnosed with MS at the age of 27. Like so many young adults in Canada, Gabrielle was newly married and working hard in a career she loved, as a TV news reporter in Vancouver. That diagnosis altered the path of her life significantly. Instead of ambitious plans for travel and career success, Gabrielle's life focus is now on the "smaller" and sometimes more important things in life! As a long -time volunteer with the MS Society of Canada, BC and Yukon Division, Gabrielle is a past member of the division board has helped out with communications, public education, major gifts and planned giving, awards, events and most recently the start-up of the MS Ambassador Program. Gabrielle's family and friends join her to raise money and awareness about the disease every year in the MS WALK. Now 49, Gabrielle focus’ her time and energy on her 2 dogs (great for exercise as she plays agility with one of them), her local choir, light volunteer work, 1 cat and her supportive family (not necessarily in that order!).