Introducing Chloe, our #WarriorOfTheWeek! Hear how she learned to use a positive attitude to her advantage by using it to push through and obtain a school test score she was proud of. 🤓📚💛

Spotlight on: Chloe Karabas 📓💗

“Hi! My name is Chloe Karabas and I am 17 years old. Dealing with Visual Snow as a senior in high school hasn’t been a walk in the park. I have to work a lot harder than all of my peers to manage school work on top of my distracting symptoms. When ACT testing came around, I had a lot of trouble. Each time I took the test, my symptoms would cause migraines and I would be unable to complete the test without throwing up. This was extremely difficult to navigate because I had been working so hard to get a score that I was proud of. However, I made the decision to power through. While Visual Snow symptoms were out of my control, my own attitude was something that I could control. I worked on having a more positive attitude and tried to get my symptoms under control. I found that having a positive attitude alone helped me focus on things rather than my symptoms. I am extremely proud of myself for working past this difficulty and getting a score that I am proud of. I can’t wait to attend college next year because now I know that I can do anything I set my mind to, regardless of my symptoms. A positive attitude is essential for me to cope with VSS. As I like to say: ‘Why spend life complaining about a snow storm when you can just put on some boots and play in the snow?’”

 

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Introducing The Visual Imagery Project

The Visual Snow Initiative is excited to announce the release of the Visual Imagery Project (VIP), a 21-day online protocol designed to reduce visual snow symptoms via custom created visual imagery. Those who would like to participate can register now and begin your 21 day protocol. To begin, click here: visualsnowproject.com.

  • In order to get the full benefit of the Visual Imagery Project, we encourage you to watch both video tutorials.
  • Only desktops and laptops can be used for the VIP.
  • Only Google Chrome and Firefox browsers will work with the VIP.
  • These browsers are available for download free of charge on the VIP’s homepage.
  • The VIP’s protocol is 21 days and each session is approximately 30 minutes per day.
  • Each day, before beginning the viewing session, you will need to complete a Progress Evaluation. The information you provide will be saved daily in order to track your progress.
  • Due to the size of the visual imagery files used in the VIP, a strong WiFi connection is required. If you experience any technical difficulties with the Visual Imagery Project (VIP), please email us at info@visualsnowinitiative.org

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