Announcements of Interest

May 13, 2020

Announcements of Interest for Health Care Assistants 

This announcement has been posted at the request of the BC Centre for Palliative Care.

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You’re invited to…

Summer 2020 Series:
Patio Ponderings with Kath and Misha

A series of online meet-ups offered by the BC Centre for Palliative Care for BC’s Health Care Assistants


 As a Care Aide, Home Support Worker, Community Health Worker or other similar role in the time of COVID, you’re doing incredible work in tough circumstances. Even with support from your leaders, you might still feel disconnected or that it’s hard to find a laugh when you need it. 
 
Ask yourself: 
Would you like to connect with colleagues from across BC?
Do you want to share stories and stresses in a safe environment?
Do you want to be inspired with education and strategies for coping in 2020?

 
If yes… then you are invited to join Patio Ponderings with Kath and Misha -- an 
online gathering offered by the BC Centre for Palliative Care that offers you a safe environment to share your stories, stresses and triumphs… and there’s a fun contest for prizes! 
 



Social Connection in a Time of Physical Distancing

Social isolation is a health hazard! Consider ways to promote social connection while maintaining physical distancing.  We’ll share some strategies and want to hear yours! The “Summer 2020 Patio Ponderings Challenge” will be launched!

    CLICK ON A LINK TO REGISTER
    Monday, July 13, 2pm
    Tuesday, July 14, 7pm

 


Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

We are bombarded with news, stories and statistics about the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn new ways to look at fear and to treat the pandemic as a challenge, not a threat. We all have stories we hear, stories we tell ourselves and stories we share… do they fill you with fear and stop you from moving forward, or sustain and support you?

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    Monday, July 20, 2pm
    Tuesday, July 21, 7pm

 


Adapting Rituals of Grief and Growth

With COVID-19 restrictions, many of our rituals for loss and grief have been cancelled or postponed. What are rituals, why do we use them, and how can we create new rituals to help with healing during the pandemic? You are invited to bring a small piece of nature that speaks to you to the session.

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    Monday, August 10, 2pm
    Tuesday, August 11, 7pm

 


Self- Reflection to Support Grief and Growth

COVID-19 has brought so many losses with no time to grieve and grow. Identify the different losses experienced during COVID-19, explore grief as a whole-person response to loss that’s individual to each person. We’ll explore self-reflection as one way to choose growth.

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    Monday, August 24, 2pm
    Tuesday, August 25, 7pm

 


A Dash of Creativity and Laughter

Laughter is a powerful tool to help deal with difficult situations. Prepare for this session by submitting a creative project to the Summer 2020 Patio Ponderings Challenge (before August 25), and get ready to share your project. 

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     Monday, August 31, 2pm
     Tuesday, September 1, 7pm