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Cognitive behavioral therapy for autoinflammatory diseases

Dr. Carolyn Snell, a psychologist from Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for autoinflammatory diseases. 

This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA. 

Watch the video or read the transcript below. Stay tuned for more presentations from this autoinflammatory disease workshop over the next few days! 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Carolyn Snell:

Hi, I’m Carolyn Snell. I’m one of the psychologists in the Medical Coping Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are a group of four psychologists and a number of trainees who work within Psychiatry with patients who have different types of medical conditions. We get a lot of referrals from Rheumatology, certainly, but from also departments across the hospital. We see people with a wide range of conditions, and helping people manage and cope with their medical conditions is one of the major things we do.

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Mindfulness Meditation in Autoinflammatory Diseases

Dr. Ezra Cohen, from Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation in autoinflammatory diseases and discusses how it can be used by patients and their families.

This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA. 

Stay tuned for more presentations from this autoinflammatory disease workshop over the next few days! 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Ezra Cohen: Welcome all. I trained in rheumatology and did a lot of research in complementary therapies and have done a lot of exploration in mindfulness over the years and have personally benefited a lot, so I thought I would spend a few minutes and introduce it to you. I’m sure people have heard of mindful meditation—It’s permeated our culture pretty deeply—but I’d like to just describe at least what I perceive it to be and in what ways it could be beneficial for kids and for families. Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation in Autoinflammatory Diseases

Introduction to “Autoinflammatory Disease Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop”

Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu, Boston Children’s Hospital, introduces the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA.

Watch the video or read the transcript below.  Stay tuned for more presentations from this autoinflammatory disease workshop over the next few days!

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu: Good morning and welcome. I really appreciate all of you showing up here today on a gorgeous Saturday. I’m sure you could have done many other things but I really appreciate you coming.

I’m Fatma Dedeoglu, one of the rheumatologists at Boston Children’s Hospital. I work with Dr. Hausmann. I want to thank all the panelists who came here and volunteered to share their expertise. To our organizers, Nikki and Elyse and also our patient representatives Amaya and Danielle. This could not have been done without them. Continue reading Introduction to “Autoinflammatory Disease Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop”

Autoinflammatory Diseases Workshop

We are holding our first (annual?) Managing Your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop on Saturday, April 28 in Waltham, MA. The workshop is open to children and adults, and it is free to attend!

The purpose of the workshop is to explore various methods to manage your autoinflammatory disease. While every autoinflammatory disease is different, they share many commonalities about how they affect the health and well-being of patients and their families.  As such, this workshop will address the psychosocial aspects of managing autoinflammatory diseases, especially in empowering patients and families to better manage their condition.

We will have discussions with Rheumatologists, psychologists, parents, patients, reiki masters, art therapists, physical therapists, and yoga practitioners about using various techniques that may improve wellness, even in the setting of autoinflammatory disease. We will also hold roundtable discussions with patients and their families to share tips, wisdom, and life advice.

Please click here to register.

 

Autoinflammatory Diseases Workshop Schedule

9:30am– Registration Opens

10am– Opening Remarks
Fatma Dedeoglu, MD
 Jonathan Hausmann, MD

10:15-11:00am– Expert Q&A Panel
Facilitated by Nikki Tennermann, LICSW

  • Dr. Ezra Cohen, Rheumatologist, Boston Medical Center/Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Carolyn Snell, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Kara, Parent of a child with an autoinflammatory disease

11:00am-12:00pm– Psychosocial Disease Management Presentations
Facilitated by Elyse McCue, MSW

  • Grace Harrington Murdoch, Reiki Master Teacher
  • Jen Kray, ATR, LMHC, Art Therapist
  • Sara Collins, L/ATC, CPT, Athletic Trainer/Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Caitlin Broughton, Yoga Practitioner

12:00-1:00pm– Lunch
Mingle with other families! Stop by the research table and meet research specialist Ed Anderson!

1:00-1:45pm– Roundtable Discussions
Small group facilitated discussions about topics related to lifestyle and wellness for youth with autoinflammatory conditions

1:45-2:00pm– Closing Remarks