January, 2020 – POSTPONED
Cognitive Behavior Intervention in Chronic Illness Management
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured style of talk therapy (or psychotherapy) that focuses on changing maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns to promote improved mood and wellness. CBT can be helpful in management of chronic health conditions by helping change thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to pain, fatigue, and other impacts of chronic health conditions. It can further help with stress management and improved coping strategies.
Pegah Touradji, PhD earned her doctorate from Columbia University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University. Her current research examines cognitive functioning in those with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). Clinically, she provides neuropsychological assessments to individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury as well as those with neurological illnesses. She further provides psychological interventions to help with improved management of cognitive dysfunction through addressing related issues with sleep, fatigue, pain, and mood.
Natural Therapies for You to Help Manage Chronic Lyme
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7:00- 9:00 PM
Casey Potocki received his acupuncture master’s degree from TAI SOPHIA Institute in 2011 and has since spent much of his time living in China and Florida. His time in Florida included spending 3 years on and off as a patient at Lifeworks Wellness Center getting well from chronic Lyme using natural therapies. Prior to his master’s degree Casey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in business systems software and graduated from Villanova with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics. Exciting therapies have emerged that help manage chronic Lyme disease. Introduced therapies/topics here include, but are not limited to: nutrients, oxygen, energy, the keys to life; Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy; Ozone Therapy; Saunas; Float Therapy; Food allergies and treatment with AET; Diet and a food demo. Come join us for a few hours of fun and learning about what you can do naturally to treat yourself to some relief from your chronic Lyme symptoms!