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Time: February 10th, 2021 – 12 pm to 1pm


Presenter: Cliff Thorbes

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance: One and half for live participation, one for recording

About the session:

The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for many of us. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in people. Public health requirements, like social distancing, can leave people feeling isolated and lonely, and can increase stress and anxiety.

Stress is the body’s natural way of responding to perceived danger, a threat, or call to action. The more your stress response is activated, the easier it becomes to trigger and the harder to shut off. That’s why it’s so important to adjust the way you think through stressful circumstances, and practice strategies that help you to relax.

STRESS BUSTERS is an educational webinar that includes information about stress, and opportunities to learn about and practice strategies that can help you cope with stress in healthier ways, build resilience, and promote well-being.

About the presenter:

Cliff Thorbes is a Horticultural Therapist Registered (HTR), CCDP and MHFA Canada Facilitator. His professional training and experience is diverse including:

  • Provincial Instructor Diploma

  • Traumatic Loss Facilitator

  • Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Suicide Intervention

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

  • Thought Field Therapy

  • Reflexology

  • NCCP Coach

  • and Expressive Artist

www.cliffthorbes.com/ cliffthorbes@shaw.ca /www.linkedin.com/in/cliffthorbes/

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