Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook offers a comprehensive approach to improving seizure control and enhancing quality of life. It is intended to be used by people with ...
Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook
offers a comprehensive approach to improving seizure control and enhancing quality of life. It is intended to be used by people with epileptic and nonepileptic seizures (NES), preferably with a therapist or health professional who acts as a seizure counselor. It is also intended for physicians, therapists, and other health professionals who treat patients with seizures. The Workbook
provides guidance for the participant to seek support and take an active role with the treating clinician in optimizing drug therapy. It offers tools, such as how to identify the physical, interpersonal, and emotional factors that trigger seizures, and how to take action before negative emotions lead to seizures. For example, one chapter provides information on pre-seizure aura and how to use this warning to stay safe and potentially stop seizures. Another chapter teaches the experience of changing one’s brain state through relaxation exercises. The Workbook
provides insight into inner issues and conflicts that affect seizure control and well-being. It details ways to reduce tension and manage life stresses. The Workbook
elucidates seizures’ “other symptoms,” ranging from déjà vu and scattered thinking to odd sensations. As past participants progressed through the Workbook
, many noticed a decrease in seizure frequency and improvement in associated symptoms. Their seizures became the motivating force for setting goals to enhance personal wellness. As demonstrated in clinical trials, participants who completed the Workbook
had tools going forward to reduce seizures, handle setbacks, and lead a fulfilling life. ...Less