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Living and working in the Age of Overwhelm

Caring for Self while Caring for Others Series

Date: October 17, 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900 (NE corner of Bloor & Avenue Road)

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM – Please arrive early so that we can start on time.

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 ( Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

For inquiries only about the Caring for Self series, contact Dr. Harry Zeit at harryzeit@sympatico.ca.      

Please visit our supporting Facebook page and community at : https://www.facebook.com/WhileCaringForOthers/

 

We live in an age of overwhelm, in a time when we are driven to both overdrive and distraction. How do we function in the face of unremitting stress without becoming overwhelmed in the process?   And, in conditions that feature a scarcity of care and support, where can we safely discuss our sense of fatigue and fear and overwhelm?

This presentation is deeply informed by the work of Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and her most recent book: The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul. She writes: “When we’re overwhelmed, we must, must determine how to metabolize and internally transform whatever is arising in us. Otherwise, it erodes us, or we cause external harm, or both.”

We all come with some degree of human need to be validated and held, to effectively and mindfully respond to challenges. Otherwise, we act out of mindless desperation, or numb out and don’t act at all, placing ourselves, our families and our communities at risk.

In this presentation, attendees will learn to:

Identify major factors at work in creating conditions of overwhelm.

Access more personal agency in the face of chronic stress.

Mitigate harmful effects of overwhelm while finding helpful steps forward.

Cultivate hope, well-being and integrity in the face of collective challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OMA Primary Care Mental Health Series- Save the Dates

Below are the Dates for our OMA Primary Care Mental Health Series ( Previously “Wednesday Night Series”)

We changed the name as the talks are now on different Weeknights

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

 

October 23rd, 2018   Please note DATE CHANGE!!!!!    now Wednesday October 24,2018

November,28th 2018- Outreach to new Graduates and Young Doctors

December,13th 2018

January 22nd ,2019

February 13th, 2019

March 14th, 2019

Information concerning topics for the dates will be posted shortly.

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Welcome to “Caring for Self while Caring for Others” – Seventh season

Facilitators: Harry Zeit, M.D. and Irina Dumitrache CYT

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900 (NE corner of Bloor & Avenue Road) Time: 7:30-9:30 PM – Please arrive early so that we can start on time.

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health
Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 ( Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

Save the dates:

Wednesday October 17, 2018: How to Live and Work in an Age of Overwhelm.

Wednesday November 21, 2018: What do We Know About Burnout and Traumatic Stress in 2018 (that we didn’t know in 2016).

Wednesday January 16, 2019: Resilience: Beyond the Hype and Towards an Attitude of Hope.

Wednesday February 20, 2019: How to Cultivate an Open Heart in a Time of Uncertainty and Bewilderment.

Wednesday March 20, 2019: From Survival to Resistance; from Resistance to Empowerment.

More details to follow.

For further information about the series, please contact Dr. Zeit by email at harryzeit@sympatico.ca

 

Please visit our supporting Facebook page and community at :   https://www.facebook.com/WhileCaringForOthers/

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