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Thriving in tough times: Building a values-based life for the pandemic and beyond

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick


This event is free


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The pandemic has taken away so many things that we rely on for our sense of well-being. At this point, most of us are well and truly fed-up. In this 1½ hour workshop, Professor Marilyn Fitzpatrick will discuss the role of values in creating a sense of well-being and increasing our ability to thrive. Participants will be guided to identify the values that they connect with more deeply. They will learn ways to increase awareness of those values day-to-day – even during these tough times. Exercises designed to help you connect with the inspirational quality of your values will help you act more clearly and more frequently in values-based ways. Participants will leave the workshop with the elements of a personal roadmap for how to use values to infuse their lives with dignity and purpose - during the pandemic and beyond.

About the Presenter


Marilyn Fitzpatrick is a Professor Emerita, McGill University where she was the Director of the Counselling Psychology Program for many years. Her research focused on establishing an evidence-base for therapeutic processes, including the role of values. She has worked as a psychologist for more than 30 years helping clients to use their values to improve mental health and create lives of meaning and purpose. Marilyn recently launched hero_nextdoor on Instagram with an international team of psychologists. Hero_nextdoor showcases interviews with people who use their caring values for the benefit of their communities and the world. Marilyn is currently writing a book on how to identify and live in congruence with values.

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