Adapting to COVID-19: Mental Wellness in Challenging Times

Webinar Date: October 8, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Session Description:

Join us for this 1-hour webinar during Mental Health Week where we explore this question: What if the world could be as none of us expected (or chose) and it was possible for us to be well anyways? We will draw on the wisdom of the human experience while using skills from the world of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to understand how this might be possible.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore this work internally as well as to reflect on what it might mean to be in the community of a Post-Secondary institution during these times. What does it mean to be “well” or to “struggle”? What are some ways to check in with ourselves and others that will help both feel better in strange times?

Bio:
Liisa Robinson (she/her) is a counsellor and Chair of Counselling Services at Camosun College which is located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and Wsanec peoples. Liisa’s path into student affairs began in Residence Life at the University of Victoria and moved into Counselling after completing her M.Ed in counselling psychology (2004). Liisa believes that humans are highly connected beings, both internally (our physical and mental health are intertwined) and externally (culture, power structures, and life experience all impact us). Liisa’s been a yoga teacher since 2008 and was licensed by the Indian Government as a meditation teacher in 2018. Liisa is a big fan of being in nature, running, hiking, reading, and wickedly strong coffee.

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