The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in partnership with Shepherd Center, introduce a new video series: Cultivating Resilience After Spinal Cord Injury Trauma.  

When an individual sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI), there is no one path for coping with the emotions and the adjustments that need to happen in one’s life. Many people have feelings of being lost, isolated and angry as they navigate their changed lives.

“This series was developed by our organizations to serve individuals in the community who lack resources for counseling and need guidance regarding emotional healing. Regardless of the rehabilitation and counseling the person may or may not have received after a spinal cord injury, returning home can be an isolating and challenging experience.”

— Diane M. Johnston, MSPT, Director of Professional Education at Shepherd Center

“Our mutual goal is to provide the connections and real-life advice for individuals challenged by the emotional rollercoaster that is commonly experienced after a spinal cord injury, so they can continue to be productive and positive while faced with new challenges.”

— Angela Cantillon, Director of Operations, Paralysis Resource Center

In this video series, individuals express how they felt about their injury at various points of their life, and counselors and medical professionals provide commentary and insights.

Topics include the process of emotional readjustment after SCI, re-connecting after injury, re-examining values and beliefs, and more.

For more information about the video series and topics descriptions, visit the Reeve Foundation and Shepherd Center YouTube channels.

[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]

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