Music Therapy: “Friday at UBelong we were joined by a drummer who taught us how to use drumming to express individuality and come together as a group”… Music Therapy involves children in singing, listening, playing and creative activities. We wanted to include this activity at Phoenix World Burn Congress because its goals support the Phoenix UBelong program by finding ways to express ourselves, build confidence, and heal. By Rebecca Parmenter MS, CCLS and Christen Bradbury MS, CCLS, Phoenix UBelong volunteers
Michael Bergeron hosted a Phoenix World Burn Congress workshop today regarding pain, misery, and happiness. Michael shared for us his findings and expertise on the topic of choosing happiness in the face of life's events.
Young Adult Workshop at Phoenix World Burn Congress is all about finding your focus (on who you are, and where you’re going), and having fun while you find fulfillment. It’s about finding comfort in who you are, and having support to get to where you want to go (as a person and in the world). This workshop brings together 18-25 year olds who are ready to support one another, have fun, and talk about where they’re going next.
This year’s Phoenix World Burn Congress is shaping up to be our largest ever with over 1,000 attendees and a youth and family program at full capacity. Our supporters have really stepped up to provide the funding needing to meet this growth. Join us in thanking them for providing healing, hope, and a connection to a national burn community! Their support truly changes lives - as told in the story of just one of the inspiring survivors here with us this week....
Share your Phoenix World Burn Congress 2014 experiences! We’re looking for people interested in documenting their experience at Phoenix WBC in Anaheim, CA. If you are planning to attend, please consider becoming an “official” Phoenix World Burn Congress Contributor. You don’t have to be a journalist or professional photographer or writer to share your experience. By contributing, you’ll help those who are not able to physically attend the event be connected to the burn survivor community through social media.
Imagine facing a burn injury alone without an expert team you can call for support – a team who knows what you’re going through. Fear that someone will see the scars. It’s easier to keep them hidden you think. That is what Maureen thought for 57 years. But, that began to change last December when she contacted Phoenix Society. Maureen’s first call to the Phoenix Society in December 2012 was one of those beginnings. Maureen explained that she was burned at the age of 3 when hot oil was poured on the top of her head. Maureen tells her story of getting connected to resources and personalized support, and her transformation of healing.
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