We often hear people say “take care of yourself”. What does this really mean? The COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges: social isolation, worry over family and friends, concern for our own well-being, and changes to work and home routines. In the face of these challenges, it is even more important for us to practice self-care. This one-hour hour session will increase participant’s awareness and understanding of self-care and highlight the factors that can promote and preserve their health and well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will gain practical tools and resources to activate their own personal self-care practice.
Facilitator: Francine MacInnis
Dr. Francine MacInnis is a clinical and organizational psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with individuals, teams, and organizations on topics related to mental health and wellbeing. In her clinical work, she uses a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy and positive psychology to help her clients apply sound and healthy practices that reduce symptoms (e.g. anxiety, depression, and anger) and increase their feelings of engagement and satisfaction in their lives. Dr. MacInnis also works with organizations to promote and develop the skills necessary to have healthy individuals, supportive and effective working relationships and a healthier, more productive work environment. Dr. MacInnis' doctoral research was in "positive psychological adjustment" (the characteristics of happy, well-adjusted people) which remains her personal and professional passion.
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