Living through the pandemic drastically changed the ways we connect, with many people experiencing high levels of loneliness, isolation, and solitude. Despite these common experiences, many students still struggle with loneliness in silence, thinking that they are alone in their journey, or navigating feelings of shame.
This interactive workshop will support you in exploring the different expressions of being alone, developing strategies to cope with loneliness and embracing and practising a more positive relationship with solitude.
Define the expressions of being alone by looking at a continuum of experiences that range from loneliness to solitude
Understand the benefits of solitude and the negative effects of loneliness on overall wellness
Practise strategies from the workbook to embrace positive solitude and cope with loneliness
Embark on a self-exploration journey by starting and hopefully completing the workbook on your own time
Camila Velez (MA, c.o., Psychotherapist, OPQ) is a Wellness Counsellor at Concordia’s Counselling and Psychological Services and Zen Dens. She has co-developed and facilitated Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) workshops for medical trainees and survivors of sexual violence. She has further conducted qualitative research on the experience and outcomes of a 6-week MSC program for medical students at McGill University.