You're Not Alone: Strategies to Overcome Loneliness


FEAP invites you to join this upcoming Zoom meeting on Feb 11 (offering more opportunities for interaction) or the Zoom webinar on Feb 24.

The hardship of loneliness impacts us emotionally and physically. While most of us have encountered individual loneliness at some point in life, there is currently a whole new sense of collective loneliness as our communities and nation face the pandemic, social isolation, lock downs, and separation from support systems. It is an important time to find ways to feel supported and not alone.

Through this seminar you will learn about the symptoms and new elements of loneliness, as well as skills to overcome loneliness -- including opening up to enjoying time alone, identifying new ways of connecting with people, and exploring lifestyle practices to expand wholeness and well-being. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn natural and neurological elements associated with loneliness.
  2. Participants will develop skills to expand resources and practices of connection with others and community.
  3. Participants will learn skills to reduce their sense of loneliness and enjoy experiencing time alone.
  4. Participants will learn the dimensions of the Healing Wheel and how to apply such to improve overall well-being.

About the Presenter
Joyce Camden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience as a mental health practitioner. She has had a private practice for 24 years, as well as a history of work in community day treatment, and FEAP services. She developed the Trauma Program within UVA’s FEAP 5 years ago. The services are for employees dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a traumatic life event, series of events, and/or history of trauma. She also provides training and development for the Be Wise program and Stress First Aid.

Registration

Thursday, February 11, 12:00 - 1:00pm virtual seminar

Wednesday, February 24, 3:30 - 4:30pm Zoom webinar