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Workshops

Join our monthly workshops where we discuss different aspects of living with epilepsy and the strategies we can use to manage them.

YAWE empowers individuals by hosting monthly workshops focused on various aspects of living with seizures and seizing control of one's life. These workshops delve into essential topics such as understanding epilepsy, managing medications, coping strategies, and fostering independence. By providing a supportive environment and expert guidance, participants gain invaluable insights and practical skills to navigate life with epilepsy confidently. These sessions not only offer vital information but also foster a sense of community among young adults facing similar challenges, promoting resilience and empowerment in their journey toward wellness and self-fulfillment

  • Apr 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    Knowing when and how to disclose in both professional and personal circumstances, how it can benefit and how it can hurt, dealing with feelings of fear/shame/guilt and their role in discussing this condition, dealing with discrimination
  • May 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    Navigating feelings of depression, anxiety, guilty, shame that come with having this condition (especially in relation to family/loved ones), feeling different from your peers, dealing with loss of independence, side effects of medications
  • Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    Debunking the myth of what it means to be a man, how seeking out support does not make you weak or “less of a man”, building up self-confidence and positive self-perceptions.
  • Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    How to address it and overcome it in both personal and professional circumstances, dealing with discrimination, dealing with feelings of fear/shame, debunking epilepsy myths.
  • Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    Learning how to talk about epilepsy, especially when struggling with acceptance and developing identities/self-perceptions that coexist with this condition.

Meet Your Facilitators 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have my camera on?

While we would love to see your beautiful face, there is no pressure to have your camera on. We want this to be a safe space for you.

How much will I be expected to participate?

During our workshops, our facilitators will lead you through different topics. At certain points you will have the opportunity to participate but it is never a requirement. 

What if I can only make it for part of the workshop? 

Workshops are most effective when you can attend the entire session, however we understand that you are busy. You are welcome to drop in and out as needed. 

If I share, will it remain private?

Yes! If you decide to share with the group know that it will remain between us. We never record our workshops and don't share your information.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to us at contact@yawecc.org

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