Linda Bloom, Overcoming MS’s Founder and Chair for the past 9 years, supports the charity as President.
A psychologist who specializes in counselling and hypnotherapy. Linda previously held positions at Monash University and the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne, Australia, as well as working in private practice.
In 2002, she was diagnosed with MS following a significant relapse. After attending a retreat held by Professor Jelinek in Melbourne, Australia, she followed the OMS Program and attributes her own healing to this evidence-based approach.
In 2007, Linda moved to the UK where she recognized a gap in the provision of a lifestyle-based approach in MS management, and in 2011 began promoting the OMS approach. She established the OMS charity in June 2012.
She is passionate about empowering people with MS to take control of their own lives and hopes that the program will offer people with MS a new, but realistic way of regaining their health and improving their quality of life. Linda is married, has two young children, and lives in central London.