Living Your Best Life – Principles of Positive Psychology

National MS Society Event

The National MS Society will host the program, “Living Your Best Life: Principles of Positive Psychology,” on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the New Bern Convention Center.

Living with MS, personally or in the family, presents many challenges, stresses and adaptations. How we react and respond to them can make a huge difference in outcomes and overall outlook about our lives. This presentation will weave together practical ideas from the science of Positive Psychology, the study of habits to give you tools to become a more optimistic and resilient.

Our presenter for the evening will be Heather Brewer, LCSW.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 23rd. For more information and to register please click here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
203 S Front St., New Bern, NC

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 1-800-344-4867.

Submitted by: Sarah Merritt, Manager, Public Relations and Marketing, National Multiple Sclerosis Society