This Is Your Brain on Grief
Thursday May 6, 2021
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Rick Bergh
Topic: Everyone is experiencing loss in their lives as a result of COVID. Multiple and secondary losses have become the norm and elevated stress, the accomplice.
Whether you are a health care professional, a volunteer or are simply worried about family and friends, knowing how your brain reacts to grief is important. There are steps you can take to prevent emotional, physical and mental damage during this stress-filled and isolating pandemic.
In this workshop you will learn…
…what is happening in your brain due to grief and loss
…what contributes to healthy living and good brain health
…how to mitigate the impact of cortisol levels as result of loss
Learn about six non-pharmacological lifestyle interventions that you can begin implementing today.
Presenter: Rick Bergh (MDiv, CT, NT) is a bereavement educator, narrative therapist and best-selling author. His work as a thanatologist has led to a weekly podcast series (It’s All About the Story) and an online grief course, Grief Start, which is grounded in the principles of narrative therapy and meaning making.
In addition to his counseling practice, Rick is a spiritual care provider at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, a long-term care centre in downtown Victoria. He is also the Executive Director of Voices in Motion Choral Society, a non-profit organization that began as a multi-departmental research project at the University of Victoria that studied the impact of choral music on those with dementia, their caregivers and students. Rick’s focus in that organization is the grief and loss experienced by those on a journey with dementia: www.voicesinmotionchoirs.org.
To learn more about Rick and the resources that he provides, please visit: www.rickbergh.com
Roadshow Spring 2021 is being held on Zoom. Register now and you will receive your Zoom link the day before the event.