Start or continue your Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) experience with a new opportunity to explore, learn, heal and connect with the burn community. This global, virtual event will have many familiar Phoenix WBC elements, only in a single day format.
Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Her work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Learn more here.
Join us for a week full of engagement opportunities and events leading up to our first Phoenix WBC: Engage! All events are free except as noted below.
Monday 5/10 – Virtual + Call-In Support Group at 8 p.m. EST
Wednesday 5/12 – Peer Support Chat at 9 p.m. EST (hosted on Facebook)
Thursday 5/13 – Virtual Wellness Event at 8 p.m. EST
Friday 5/14 – Phoenix WBC: Engage (Virtual Event - Paid registration required)
Monday 5/17 – Virtual + Call-In Support Group at 8 p.m. EST
Miércoles 5/19 – Chat de apoyo entre pares en español a las 8 p.m. EST (alojado en Facebook)
Wednesday 5/19 – Peer Support Chat at 9 p.m. EST (hosted on Facebook)
Monday 5/17 - Monday 5/24 – International Face Equality Week, a global campaign advocating for a better, fairer world for people with scars and other visible differences
Please note: Phoenix WBC: Engage will not include support groups, but we encourage you to join our regularly scheduled Virtual Support Group held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 8 p.m. EST. We are also hosting a bonus Virtual Support Group on Monday, May 17 as well as introducing our first Spanish Peer Support Chat on Wednesday, May 19. Visit www.phoneix-society.org/calendar for additional information on these offerings and other virtual and regional events.
We're offering four different Learning Sessions on May 14:
Getting Back Out There: Tools for Self-Care
Skin Care after a Burn Injury
Healing with Guided Imagery
Community Reintegration for Youth Burn Survivors
All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for 60 days.
Thursday, May 13 at 8 pm EST
Join Amber Kocian for 45 min of active movement yoga and then 15 min of Shavasana! Amber takes a holistic and integrative approach when working with clients in the occupational therapy outpatient setting as well as in her community-based and online yoga classes. She specializes in guiding her clients to true, deep relaxation in order to help them rediscover their occupations and their true natures after an injury.
Live Virtal Streaming: Most offerings will use the video conferencing platform Zoom.
Call In: Both webcam and call-in (phone only) options will be available.
On-Demand: Recorded sessions available for 60 days.
J.R. Martinez will be taking the virtual stage again as our emcee for both Phoenix WBC events! J.R. is an actor, best-selling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. army veteran.
Phoenix WBC: Engage would not be possible with the support and generosity of our Phoenix Partners.