Wellness Matter Webinars
Manage your Pain, Take Back Your Life
Living with pain can be debilitating not only physically, but psychologically as well. During this wellness talk, we will explore the mind-body connection and discuss various strategies for managing your pain and improving your quality of life.
You will learn:
- How the mind-body feedback loop impacts our experience of pain
- Several relaxation strategies for managing pain
- How pacing can disrupt pain and fatigue cycles
- The role our thoughts play in our experience of pain and how we can utilize what we know about the brain to manage pain
Facilitator: Lori Tiemer is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals experiencing pain in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting. Working from an eclectic approach, including cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, and expressive arts, Lori has walked alongside those struggling with pain and has supported them in rebuilding their lives. Lori has also facilitated various psycho-educational workshops on topics related to pain including sleep management, relaxation skills, and lifestyle management.
Understanding Sexuality and Gender Expression in a Non-Binary World
People today are defining and expressing themselves in ways that extend beyond our traditional understanding of sexuality of gender. Gone are the days of binary thinking in recognition that both sexuality and gender occur on a spectrum, and the language that comes with such change can be confusing. If you want to learn what the difference is between sex and gender, what it means to be pansexual or gender queer, what the components are that comprise our sexuality, or you are just curious about the different ways in which people today understand and express themselves as sexual and gendered beings, please come and join me in understanding sexuality and gender in a non-binary world.