Resiliency is defined as being able to get back up from adversity and hard life transitions or events. It means being able to get to a stage of working through difficult feelings and emotions to get to a stage of mental wellness.
Individual resiliency has been consistently tested and negatively impacted through the pandemic, everyone’s everyday lives drastically changed under imposed safety restrictions. For many people it is hard to maintain resiliency and accept this new “normal” largely because of continued social isolation and the impact on mental wellness.
A key component of fostering resilience in these changing times is through developing and applying coping mechanisms. Personal coping mechanisms help to reduce the stress that comes with these difficult transitions. Research indicates stress plays a strong part in both physical and mental wellbeing.
One coping mechanism shared our Connectedness Coaching educational programs is making sure you’re maintaining consistency in your life despite the changes, creating a schedule for yourself even if you’re working from home to maintain work-life balance. Building up a new routine can help things feel predictable while ensuring all the items that are important to you receive some time in your day.
Consider scheduling in work hours, healthy eating and cooking time, self-care time, and time to connect with others and perhaps participate in the next Connectedness Coaching event.
To learn more about resiliency and other ways of coping register for Connectedness Coaching (Webinar and/or our E-Learning Course) using the links below.
Registration Links for Upcoming Webinars & Registration for our E-Learning Course:
North Perth Residents (Feb 24)
Open Invite (Feb 26)
The term Cultural Complexities describes the multiplicity of cultural influences that take shape in each of us. Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health is proud to partner with The Huron Immigration Partnership to bring our community members an in-depth exploration of social justice and inclusion issues. Facilitator Michele Manocchi (Michele Manocchi Organizational Consulting) is a highly acclaimed specialist with a Ph.D. in Comparative Social Research, an Intercultural Competency Master Trainer Certificate, and a Strategy Implementation Institute Certificate. Michele is committed to supporting communities in addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Furthermore, having arrived in Canada from Italy in 2013, he continuously uses his own lens as an immigrant to inform and understand the systems around him and the framework that he brings to his work.
During this webinar you will have opportunity to reflect on your own cultural complexity while sharing stories and experiences with other learners. By the end of the session you will come away with an understanding of the core elements of the definition of culture, complexity, and cultural complexity; become more knowledgeable about unconscious bias, privileges, power dynamics, and systemic discrimination and their consequences. Strategies to address those issues as well as methods to identify and overcome potential challenges while communicating in culturally complex situations will be shared. These sessions will be taking place on March 19 at 9am and 6pm. For those who attend one of the sessions on March 19, a debrief follow-up session is recommended and will be held on March 26 at 6pm.
Click here to register.
With the recent pandemic there has been a greater increase in social isolation due to the lockdown and physical distancing measures currently in place. Extensive research has shown social isolation has negative impacts on one’s mental health and well-being. So, to generate more resilience and inspire dialogue to action, Gateway is now offering free educational opportunities for the community. It’s a chance to learn more about peer support, coaching conversations, system navigation and how to be an advocate within your community. The free Connectedness Coaching program addresses these topics and more!
The program is available as a six-hour self-paced e-learning course and via zoom webinar, both providing opportunities to engage with other learners. Our Gallery for Inspiration is a freely accessible website meant to inspire action among community members by getting ideas rolling of ways to invest and give back to the community during these difficult times.
We look forward to supporting your continuous learning journey.
For more information on the workshops and to register for the programs please go to our website at: www.gatewayruralhealth.ca/connectedness-coaching.