University of North Carolina Medical Center
Next Steps Program
NextSteps is an interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore the ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. Before your injury, you were on your own path in life, one that you expected to continue. However, injuries can change those plans and you may find yourself dealing with uncertainty. Will you get back to your old self and the path you were on? Or are you facing changes that will lead you down a new road in life? NextSteps can help you work through this uncertainty. NextSteps recognizes that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. It will help you take control of your situation and become more active in your recovery. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase self confidence and feelings of empowerment. NextSteps is not a substitute for medical care or individual counseling. It is designed to help you work with your doctors and others in your recovery. In NextSteps, you will work through a series of lessons and have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others who are facing similar challenges. You can do all of this, while working at your own pace and in your own surroundings.