B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

Developing resilience and self-care for front-line health care workers

May 06, 2019 at 5:30pm - May 06, 2019 at 9pm
BCGEU Prince George Area Office
500 Quebec St Prince George, BC V2L Canada
BCGEU Learning ·

Resilience is different than endurance. It's staying well in the face of challenges. We all experience pressures in different ways but invariably, our bodies get involved. They send us subtle signals to keep us comfortable and healthy. When we feel pressure, we tense up: the neck knots, stomach churns, jaw clenches. We often don't notice these signals until they overwhelm us. When our bodies are stressed out, our brains don't think clearly and communication with others begins to break down.

Physical discomfort requires physical strategies. This training offers simple techniques to get you and your body working together so you can handle the challenges and communicate effectively in a way that feels better. The goal is to energize you and to help you find specific physical tools that offer you immediate relief. By the end of the half-day workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe what resilience means in the body and brain
  • Practice physical tools to ease the tension in our systems
  • Hopefully, learn a new thing or two and have a few laughs together J

Shayna Hornstein, B.Sc. (Reg. P.T.) is an adult educator, a body-focused counselor and registered physical therapist. Her organizational development work improves resilience and workplace communication. In therapy, she helps people lessen the impact of stress on the body. She loves supporting BCGEU members who do important work in our communities.

A light supper will be provided at 5:30 pm and the workshop will begin at 6:00 pm.

LOA's are not available for this workshop.

Space is limited, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your RSVP within 48 hours of the workshop.

 

 

Will you come?