Narrative Medicine for Anxious Times

  • July 11, 2020
    10:00 am CDT - 12:00 pm CDT

Saturday July 11, 10 am-12 pm
Held via Zoom
Sheri Reda, MA, MAR, MLIS and David Thoele, MD
CEUs: 2

*Limited to 25 participants.

Carl Jung believed that anxieties, and what he called neuroses, had a purpose: to provide us with information about what is and is not working in our lives and to help us chart a path to improving things. We can’t and don’t want to end anxiety, but we need to keep it manageable. One way to do that is to check in with yourself and others to express your experience and share it. Sheri Reda and Dr. David Thoele present a simple, structured way to check in with yourself and share, safely, with others.

In this presentation, you will learn how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into self-help tool as a means to decrease stress. In addition, participants will learn how to use a quick and easy writing activity to reduce stress and, if working with others, improve therapeutic relationships with clients and their family members – absolutely no writing experience required!

About the Instructors
Sheri Reda is an educator, presenter, and program developer who promotes literacy, narrative medicine, and environmental sustainability. She writes, publishes, and performs poems and personal narratives in and around Chicago.

David G. Thoele is Co-Director of Narrative Medicine and a pediatric cardiologist at Advocate Children’s Hospital. He started the program in narrative medicine at ACH in 2013. He is a writer and speaker, who has led writing workshops at The Examined Life Conference, the International Health Humanities meeting, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). His creative essays are featured in Pulse, Hektoen International, Ars Medica, and Physicians Practice.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.

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This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
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