Navigating Your Vasculitis Journey Course

About the Course

Navigating the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of a new vasculitis diagnosis can be overwhelming. The Navigating Your Vasculitis Journey guidebook is designed to provide participants with tools that empower them to build routines that support their emotional and physical health needs as they navigate life with a chronic illness 

The course is a live, six-week virtual learning opportunity for people who have been recently diagnosed with vasculitis to explore the lessons in the guidebook and learn these tools together. 

The current course is full, but will be offered again in the future. If you’d like to receive an email notification when registration for the next course opens, please complete the form below. 

You can learn more about topics covered, eligbility, and course structure below. 

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Your Health Story & Care Plan
  • Identifying Physical Needs: Sleep, Nutrition, Movement
  • Identifying Psychological Needs: Preferences & Values
  • The Change Process
  • Managing Time & Resources
  • Dynamics of Relationships & Roles
  • Be able to attend the weekly live Zoom meeting throughout the 6-week course.  (We recognize that something unexpected may occur which could prevent you from attending a meeting.)
  • Have a diagnosis of vasculitis.
  • Been diagnosed within the last 4 years. 
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Currently the guidebook and course are only offered in English. 

Participant selection will be based on 

  • Completion and submission of questionnaire.
  • Availability and commitment to attend the course dates.
  • Then by lottery for available spaces.

Is this a support group?

No, this is an opportunity to learn and practice concrete tools that may help you better navigate your vasculitis diagnosis.

We do offer weekly and monthly virtual support groups. LEARN MORE 

Who leads this course? 

The course is led by volunteer facilitators. Facilitators have participated in the course previously and have received additional training.  The facilitator is a guide who helps manage the flow of the course and the group as they work together to learn and practice concepts from the Navigating Your Vasculitis Journey Guidebook.  Facilitators are not healthcare providers or mental health experts. 

Why is participation limited to people who have been diagnosed with vasculitis within the last 4 years? 

This course is designed to help people learn tools and techniques that can help them throughout their vasculitis journey, but much of the information is especially helpful to people near the beginning of their vasculitis journey.

Due to limited class size and availability,  we are currently offering this course to those who have been more recently diagnosed so that we can reach those who have the most critical need. 

The Navigating Your Vasculitis Journey Guidebook is designed to be self-guiding and is available to everyone.