Experiential Ways to Build Up Your Mental Health and Resilience - Workshop Wednesday Session
July 21, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm MST | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Registration is free and required. This session is available to individuals residing in HHS Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY). Certificates of Attendance will be available.
This training focuses on improving mental health wellness by teaching participants to recognize when they are thriving or languishing and provides skills and strategies for building and increasing resilience. Christina Ruggiero will give an overview of the foundations of mental health wellness and guide participants through exercises that support self-reflection, relaxation, and the development of a personalized self-care plan. Christina will close the session by reviewing additional resources that participants can use to establish self-care strategies to cope with uncontrollable events.
This hour is to help you focus on YOU and how YOU are doing. Visit the Mountain Plains MHTTC provider well-being resources page for additional self-care resources.
After attending this session, participants will:
- Understand the difference between Thriving Mental Health and Languishing Mental Health.
- Recognize the significant role mental health plays in overall health and well-being.
- Have practiced and become familiar with exercises to improve mental health using relaxation and self-care.
- Develop self-care strategies to help manage COVID-19 uncertainty.
Christina Ruggiero, CCC, RP
Christina Ruggiero (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, currently working full-time as a mental health counsellor for students attending McMaster University. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Toronto, before pursuing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. She finds great meaning in educating individuals about mental health, and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. During her graduate degree, she created an anti-stigma training module for students and staff to use at Simon Fraser University, believing that change involves education and experiential components, including self-awareness and reflection. She continues this method training students and staff at Queens in mental health awareness, compassion fatigue, and distress support.