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5 Touchpoints for Living Well in the Midst of Pandemic Fears

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

5 Touchpoints for Living Well in the Midst of Pandemic Fears

May is Myositis Awareness Month

Theme: High Fives from the Heart

MSU is celebrating its 5th anniversary as the heart of the myositis community.

Keeping you informed during the COVID-19 pandemic

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5 Touchpoints for Living Well in the Midst of Pandemic Fears with Babette Reeves, MA, MSW, LCSW 

Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time

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Even for the healthiest, the COVID-19 virus triggers threat responses within the brain, nervous system, and body, often leading to an escalating cascade of overwhelming emotions and thoughts. While we can feel helpless against something we can’t run away from or fight directly, there are ways we can turn down our body’s automatic responses, decrease our stress, and improve our resilience.

Join us for this presentation and discussion as Babette Reeves, MA, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Medicine Specialist, shares tools for caring for ourselves in ways that are protective, healing, and even strengthening despite the threats around us.

As someone with dermatomyositis, Babette will also share some of her own experiences living through COVID-19. There will be time for Questions and Answers as well.

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About Babette Reeves, MA, MSW, LCSW

Babette Reeves, MA, MSW, LCSWBabette Reeves is a Behavioral Health Specialist at South River Community Health Center, specializing in work with patients with chronic pain and trauma. Her training includes completion of Level I in trauma specific Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, PA, and internship in integrated care at St. Anthony North Hospital and Family Practice in metro Denver. She has worked in medical education, emergency departments, hospice, addiction services, private doctor’s offices, and intermediate care facilities.

Babette has spoken at national, regional, state, and local conferences as well as been a poster presenter at the Oregon OPAT Pain Conference and at the American Academy of Pain Medicine. She earned her MSW from the University of North Dakota, MA in Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, and BA in Psychology from Queens University. Oregon is the eighth state that she has called home, but her accent remains from her growing up years in metro Atlanta.

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MSU's Myositis Awareness Month

High Fives from the Heart: #MyositisLIFE in a Pandemic World

Myositis Support and Understanding is turning 5 in 2020! While the original theme was being discussed and formulated, the world seemingly turned upside down with the appearance and rapid worldwide spread of the novel Coronavirus and the resulting disease, COVID-19. MSU volunteers quickly shifted focus to ensure we are fully support the Myositis community during this pandemic through education, online and video support, and patient financial assistance.  

We move forward into a slightly scaled back May Awareness Month, mindful of the enormous impact the pandemic has and will continue to have on Myositis patients and caregivers.

Some of our Myositis Awareness Month events will now be held in September. Historically, Myositis Awareness Day is September 21st of each year, however, we have celebrated the month of May for the past 2-3 years. This year, we will use both May and September with our theme, “High Fives from the Heart” as MSU turns 5-years-old and we continue our focus of empowering the myositis community.Learn more »

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