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Support Groups Archives | Epilepsy Foundation Orange County

21 May

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Epilepsy Orange County is now a HOBSCOTCH Certified Chapter

May 21, 2020 | By |

Taking Control: Building Skills to Improve Cognitive Challenges in Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts approximately 3.5 million people in the United States. Over half of people living with epilepsy report difficulties with cognition. This can include problems with attention, thinking, learning, remembering, reasoning and planning.

HOBSCOTCH (Home-Based Self-Management and Cognitive Training Changes Lives) is an epilepsy self-management program designed to assist people manage and cope with their cognitive problems in order to feel more in control and lead happier more productive lives.

Problem Solving Therapy is a key component of the HOBSCOTCH program.

We invite you to contact the Epilepsy Foundation Orange County to learn about how HOBSCOTCH can help you to improve organizational skills, disease management and social skills.

13 Apr

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IT Takes A Village – An Online Support Group for Parents of Children with Epilepsy

April 13, 2020 | By |

Studies show that the way parents feel about dealing with epilepsy has a major effect on how their child feels about having seizures and their effects. Connect with other parents in a safe place to share both triumphs and disappointments. This is a difficult time we are living in and we want to provide you the space for both mutual support and connection with others walking a similar path. Bring your coffee!

Facilitator: Caylin Blake, Co-Facilitator: Shannon Abdul-Wahab
Dates: Thursdays
Time: 12pm – 1pm PST

To join the support group, CLICK HERE or the button below and you will be taken directly to the waiting room and admitted once the facilitator begins the group. If you would like more information on this group, please email epilepsyorangecounty@efa.org.

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13 Apr

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A PLACE & SOME SPACE – An Online Support Group for Adults with Epilepsy

April 13, 2020 | By |

Please join us for EFOC’s very first online support group. We want to be an unwavering ally for you on your journey with epilepsy and seizures. Epilepsy is challenging and we want to help provide an abundance of mutual support and connection, all while sharing some much needed smiles and laughter along the way. Don’t forget to bring your coffee!

Facilitator: Shannon Abdul-Wahab
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 1pm PST

To join the support group, CLICK HERE or the button below and you will be taken directly to the waiting room and admitted once the facilitator begins the group. If you would like more information on this group, please email epilepsyorangecounty@efa.org.

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13 Apr

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Project UPLIFT – Skill Building Group for Adults using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

April 13, 2020 | By |

Project UPLIFT is a free, eight-week, skill-building, phone-based group for adults living with epilepsy using mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy. An outcomes study of Project UPLIFT reported decreased depression and lower anxiety/stress in participants, with some reporting fewer seizures. Project UPLIFT is not a therapy or counseling group, but rather a group that teaches skills to help your daily life with epilepsy.

Register at: https://epilepsyorangecounty.org/project-uplift/

Facilitator: Shannon Abdul-Wahab
Dates: Tuesdays April 7 – May 26  ** New program beginning in July!
Time:
6:00-7:00pm