How Our COVID and Re-entry Experience Can Help Us Be More Powerful Healers

Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSWRegister for CE programs now

Wed, July 14, 2021
9 am – 11 am
2 CECs

$40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$50 – All Others

Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete.

We have all had to endure many changes and stressors during the pandemic crisis. How can we use our experiences to enhance our clinical compassion? Participants will examine their experiences during this crisis and consider what they can learn from them in areas such as:

  • Living with a sense of constant danger
  • Being cut off from loved ones
  • Ever-changing and difficult to understand rules and advice
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Being unable to access resources
  • Handling multiple stressors at once
  • Lack of resources
  • Uncertainty and fear of the future
  • The complexities of returning to the world

Now, we are re-entering our worlds and moving towards our new normal. What have we learned that we want to keep? How can we observe our own responses in trying to achieve a sense of safety, and learn from them about the journeys that our clients take? How can we translate this new awareness into changed practices for our work and our lives?

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will identify and explore their own COVID19 experiences.
  2. Participants will connect these experiences to events that are common for their clients, and explore how clients manifest these stressors in ways that now makes more sense.
  3. Participants will identify the features of their own reactions to the loosening of restrictions and to assurances of greater safety, and through this gain a greater understanding of the body’s mechanism of danger and connection.
  4. Participants will translate this new understanding into changes they will make in their practice.