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Course Description

Stress and struggles are inevitable and often manageable. However, what about those days when you feel rattled, anxious and unbalanced? We will explore principles of emotional regulation that enhance our ability to successfully handle life’s stressors and adapt to change and difficult times. A general sense of well-being can be realized in the physical, social, occupational, spiritual, financial, and environmental aspects of our lives. This session will increase awareness of how to maintain a sense of emotional wellness and contentment through intentional daily practices, relaxation techniques, resilience skills and lifestyle modifications.

At the end of this session participants will be able to: 

  • Identify four principles associated with emotional wellness
  • List four practices that support emotional regulation
  • Understand how neuroplasticity can create new pathways in our brain

Bio

Dr. Jacqueline Smith, PhD is an assistant professor and the director of mental health and wellness in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She is an educator, graduate student supervisor and published researcher within her field of study that addresses addiction and mental health across the life span. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Jacqueline is a family counsellor, trauma (EMDR) therapist and mindfulness practitioner with a private practice that focuses on addiction and family wellness.

She is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Education and the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.

Please note: This webinar will be recorded, registration will close on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and a Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to you the day prior to the webinar.

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