The National M.S. Society tells us that, “More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require U.S. physicians to report new cases, and because symptoms can be completely invisible, the prevalence of MS in the U.S. can only be estimated.” An invisible disease that is unpredictable in nature can be particularly troubling. Because of its relapsing/remitting nature, symptoms that vary from person to person, and its uncertain course with no known cure, M.S. is a disease which can lead to emotional stress for the individual, family, and friends.
Use this deck individually. Work through some of the challenges presented as well as your own and practice the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. Connect and communicate with family, friends, and co-workers who may not recognize your struggles. Use it in a support group or as a teaching tool for healthcare professionals and newly-diagnosed patients.
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BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.
Your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck is featured above. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them. We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.
Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?
Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.
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