Third Age Learning Niagara (TALN) is a not-for-profit organization, offering a unique opportunity for people over the age of 55 in Niagara to learn about topics that are interesting to them, in an engaging and exciting way.
“In much the same way that dental hygiene involves brushing our teeth and flossing every day and personal hygiene involves cleaning ourselves and taking care of physical injuries when we sustain them, emotional hygiene refers to being mindful of our psychological health and adopting brief daily habits to monitor and address psychological wounds when we sustain them. Currently, our general neglect of our emotional hygiene is profound. How is it we spend more time each day taking care of our teeth than our minds? We brush and floss but what daily activity do we do to maintain our psychological health?” Guy Winch, 2014.
Naomi O’Brien has an extensive 22 year career supporting seniors and caregivers both internationally and across Niagara. She will share strategies on how to practice emotional hygiene as well as build on your understanding of effective self-care and coping strategies. Her dynamic and highly engaging style will help you recognize the difference between ‘burn out’ and compassion fatigue, and what resources you can pack into your “tool-kit” to ensure you can continue making the rest of your life, the best of your life!
Naomi O’Brien is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in European Gerontology and a Bachelor of Health Service Management.
This event is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.