Have you recently been diagnosed with MS? Perhaps you have had MS for a while but have only recently discovered Overcoming MS? You could have possibly been following the OMS Recovery Program for some time but are looking for answers to your questions, expert guidance, emotional support or to meet others you can talk to?
If you speak to any of the OMSers who have attended an event in the past, most will tell you that they could relate to at least one of these scenarios.
OMS events such as the 7 Steps to Overcoming MS Event taking place on the 22nd of October in Brighton, offer a unique opportunity for people following the Recovery Program to hear various medical professionals and experts speak about the different elements of the program such as diet, vitamin D and sunlight, exercise, meditation and so on.
This may be just the introduction you need to get started. Many of the presenters at our events have MS themselves and are following the program, and thus are best positioned to tell you all about it. OMSers who have attended an event or retreat often speak fondly of the people they met and friendships they have made.
A sense of community and support can make all the difference as Claire, who has attended an OMS retreat, explains in the video below: "Finding out about the OMS Program... I feel like its saved my life because it gave me hope. And with the community, the people I met on the retreat, you realize you aren't in this world alone. I meet up from time to time with people in my region who I found through the OMS forum and its great to meet up with people who understand where you are coming from." ~ Claire.
The good news is that it is never too late or too early to start taking control and doing whatever it takes to manage or even overcome MS.