WEBINAR | Speak About It: How talking can be a way to cope

When:
3rd February 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2021-02-03T19:00:00+01:00
2021-02-03T20:30:00+01:00
Contact:
European Huntington Association

In this first webinar of Speak About It, Jeanne Gravfort will talk about her own method: Free Your Mind. Learn more about how talking about challenges can help you cope with Huntington’s disease. Later on, you will have the opportunity to register for a course to learn more about the approach.

WEBINAR:
In this first webinar the 3rd of February you will get an introduction to Free Your Mind. In this webinar you will learn more about how talking about Huntington’s disease can be a way of coping. In other words, you will not share anything yourself, but are invited to learn more about the theory behind and how the method is carried out.

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WHEN?
Wednesday, 3rd of February 
19:00 Central European Time
18:00 in Portugal, England
20:00 in Finland, Greece

REGISTER HERE!

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COURSE:

The European Huntington Association offers a course in the spring of 2021 – maybe it’s something for you? After attending the webinar 3rd of February, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a course. Here, you will learn more about the method and how to practice it. The course is free of charge, but you have to be a member of a local Huntington’s disease association. If you are interested in joining the course after the first webinar – here are some practical information:

  • One group consists of 4-5 participants
  • We will meet a total of six times every other week
  • The aim of the course is that you will be able to run your own support groups using the Free your mind method.

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Free Your Mind
Free your mind is an approach where you share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with people who live with the same life conditions as you. By talking and listening to others you get the opportunity to understand yourself and your story in a new and different way.

Having a Rare Disease
As a person affected by a rare disease you may experience life giving you many challenges that can seem overwhelming. You may live your life feeling sad that you are not able to do the things you want to do. You might be frustrated about the fact that you cannot live out your expectations for yourself and your life. You might feel lonely and everyday life might seem hopeless.

What is it about?
In Free your mind you will share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with people who live with the same life conditions as you. By talking and listening to others you will get the possibility of being free – being able to understand your life story in a new and different way.

Our starting point is an existential theme that every participant talks about taking turns. You will talk from your own life experiences without interruptions or questions from the other participants. Free your mind offers a safe space of confidentiality. A space where there are no taboo topics, no requirements or expectations.

Who’s Jeanne?
Jeanne Gravfort is a pastor with a lot of experience in the rare disease field. Through her studies and work, Jeanne has worked with theories of identity and memory in times of mourning and crisis and through trauma research. Furthermore, she has a specified education in mourning of the soul. Finally, Jeanne has counseled parents of handicapped children and she is a theological consultant at the Rare Disease Helpline in Denmark.