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Lived Experience Luncheon Series – Carla Sowinski

March 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Location:Online via Zoom

Dr. Carla Sowinski – March 23, 12:00-1:00pm

Taking care of me: Self-care advice from my experience with grief

Dr. Carla Sowinski is a researcher that works for the Department of National Defence; her research focuses on workplace well-being. In December 2017, Carla’s husband, Derek, took his own life after eight years of struggling with treatment-resistant depression. Inspired by Lucy Hone’s Resilient Grieving book, Carla made a decision to cope with her grief in the healthiest way possible. In this talk she will discuss her lived experience of applying evidence-based strategies to promote well-being during that stressful time. Topics will include actively processing emotions, establishing healthy routines, self-compassion, connecting with others in authentic ways, and searching for the good things in life. Carla hopes that her story and her advice can help you or someone that you know that may be going through a stressful time (e.g., grief; divorce/separation/break up; job loss; trauma; personal illness or illness of a loved one; loss of “normal life” or stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic).

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