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The Program of Active Consumer Engagement in Self-management in epilepsy (PACES) is an eight session epilepsy self-management program developed with direct input from adults with epilepsy at the University of Washington Epilepsy Center / Health Promotion Research Center and subject to randomized control evaluation with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The goal of PACES is to increase the medical, psychosocial, and community adjustment of adults with active seizure conditions.

Participants develop coping and goal-setting strategies that improve overall and discrete aspects of quality of life, epilepsy self-management and efficacy, and anxiety and depression.

Key Features:

  • Education about seizures types and available treatments, the influence of epilepsy on mood, stress, and cognition, and strategies for healthy lifestyle and active community engagement.
  • Training and practice using specific strategies to cope with stress and the blues.
  • Personalized goal-setting and support to help you articulate and pursue life changes that are important to you.
  • Qualified facilitator teams to include a trained epilepsy mental health professional and a trained peer with epilepsy.
  • A virtual group program via Zoom.

Registration for PACES is now open!
Please email support@epilepsycalgary.com for more information.