Within the turbulence and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we stay emotionally healthy and connected to ourselves and those around us? What kinds of coping are normal and helpful? How might we develop strategies to ensure that we don’t slide into trauma or deep distress? How can we promote wellness and resilience within our ourselves, and with our colleagues, when we feel vulnerable or anxious? In this session we’ll explore these themes and examine strategies for cultivating wellness. We’ll also widen our scope to explore how organizations and teams can build greater capacity for containing and directing the stress of the moment toward healthy outcomes.
May 21, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Front line support staff in non-profit and affordable housing facilities.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Dr. Ross Laird is a best-selling author and award-winning clinical consultant in mental health and trauma. He has worked extensively with front-line and non-profit professionals over more than 30 years of practice. Dr. Laird is co-developer of the trauma healing research project at the 9/11 Museum and War Childhood Museum; he is the clinical supervisor for BC’s largest licensed program in addictions and mental health; and he is a clinical consultant for many organizations in social services, health care, and education. Visit rosslaird.com for more information.