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Self Care During Troubling Times

January 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$40.00 – $75.00

(NOTE: Register for BOTH, Pandemic of Loss AND Self-Care During Troubling Times, and receive a $40 discount automatically applied upon checkout. MUST register for both events at the same time for the discount to be applicable. The discount will not be retroactive if purchased at separate times.)

January 24 2021
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hosted on the Zoom Platform: Link will be provided upon checkout, and also in an email reminder a few days prior to the event.

As an ​optional​ addition to the Pandemic of Loss workshop, or on its own, “Self Care During Troubling Times” is a 2-hour session offered on January 24 from 9:00am – 11:00 am. This session will be an exploration of personal and professional grief and how it relates to how you care for yourself. Drawing on mindfulness practices, self-reflection, ethical reflection and education we will examine grief as an informative part of your life and career and not just a disruption. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore how you relate to your own personal losses and the importance of doing our own grief work (especially if you are going to be supporting others) so you can live a whole and healthy life. As human beings we owe it to ourselves to be healthy and whole, and as professionals we owe it to our clients to bring that into our interactions.

Learning Objectives

●  To be able to define personal and professional grief and understand the manifestations and impact on life.

●  To examine the misconceptions we have in our society about grief, (both personally and in the workplace) and to recognize the impact these misconceptions have on the experience of grief.

●  To discuss clinical ethics and name some common ethically challenging experiences that complicate our roles and expectations.

● To reflect on your own experiences, and synthesize some practical coping strategies.


●  Defining personal and professional grief

●  What is self-care?

●  Mindfulness Strategies – RAIN

●  The lived experience of professional grief (Knowledge of Self, Giving Permission for Connection and Feelings, Filtering of Experience, Being Present at Work and Home)

●  Clinical Ethics

●  Mindfulness Strategies – GRACE

Presenter Bio: Sandy Ayre is an Occupational Therapist with a Certificate in Death and Grief Studies Certificate through the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins Colorado. She works on the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, supporting patients and families at the end of life. She also is a certified yoga instructor. Since 2009 she has been providing Yoga for Grief Support – a grief support group in Edmonton that uses yoga and meditation as a supportive modality. You can find her classes online as well at www.yogaforgriefsupport.com



January 24, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$40.00 – $75.00
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Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists
(855) MY1-SAOT
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