It is inevitable that we will all experience adversity at some point in our lives. COVID-19 is a shared adversity that we are all learning to navigate. We will discover how resiliency refers to our capacity to adapt or bounce back in the face of such adversity. Resiliency also captures a community’s capacity to provide the appropriate supports and resources to community members that help them successfully navigate through difficult times. The intention of this webinar is to provide participants intentional time to reflect on their own resilience and develop a personalized plan for enhancing one’s resilience.
At the end of this session participants will be able to:
- Explore several personal and social factors associated with resiliency
- Practice evidence-based strategies to enhance personal resiliency
- Engage in self-reflection activities and apply the concepts discussed
Dr. Jennifer Thannhauser, PhD holds a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited doctorate in counselling psychology and is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. She is currently the associate director (counselling) of Student Wellness Services. Jennifer specializes in post-secondary student mental health, with a focus on wellness and resilience. She is recipient of a University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Award in Educational Leadership (Group) and currently holds a CIHR SPOR grant to support her research on resiliency programming for post-secondary students. Jennifer balances work with endurance sports such as triathlons, running and spending time with her dog, Ceili.