Health Pillar Breakout Sessions

Sessions repeat from the 9:40 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Sessions in the same locations.

Session One, 9:40 am – 10:20 am and Session Two, 10:35 – 11:15 am:

How Full is Your Cup? The Importance of Self-Care for Women
Dr. Tamara Wilkerson Dias
Gallery Room A/B

Self-care is the complete process that we take to nurture ourselves. However, in the hustle and bustle of life, women are likely to put their own needs on the back-burner to support others. It’s so easy to find ourselves in the constant position of encouraging the well-being of those closest to us, while ignoring the essential components of self-care that we need to keep our cups full.

How many times have you found yourself at the end of a work week, feeling empty and drained? Do your friends and family always reach out to you to be the “problem solver”? Do you often feel overwhelmed by all of the tasks you have on your to-do lists? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Together, we will explore the tenants of self-care and the steps to creating a plan for self-care. Participants will leave with the foundational tools to begin to make self-care a priority in their everyday lives.

Why Mental Health is Everyone’s Business
Ginger Germani
Gallery Room C

One in four adults suffer from some form of a mental health disorder. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of persons age 15-24. Human life expectancy is declining. Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet there is still a stigma attached to it. Last year, suicide claimed more lives than breast cancer. Yet the federal budget allocated $35 million for suicide research and $690 million to breast cancer research. There was once a time when we didn’t talk about breast cancer and that the research funding wasn’t as great as it has been for the last 10 years. We are just starting to see a decline in the number of deaths from breast cancer. As the suicide rate continues to increase, we cannot afford to wait 10 plus years to increase education and funding.

During this session, Ginger will discuss the key areas of life that are impacted by mental healthcare. Using her lived experience and work within the industry, she will highlight what everyone needs to understand about mental health and how it impacts adults, children, our workplaces and schools, touching on all four pillars of Quadruplicity. Education and inclusion are at the center of how we make changes to the stigma and lack of communication and treatment of mental health disorders.

You will leave this session with a greater understanding of the barriers to mental health treatment. Most importantly, you will leave with the knowledge of how you can be part of the solution, from the simplest actions to the ability to advocate for yourself, for your children and how to impact the change we need to spread good mental health practices for our communities.

Session Three, 12:45 pm – 1:25 pm and Session Four, 1:40 pm – 2:20 pm

Sessions repeat from the 12:45 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Sessions in the same location.

Reset Your Nervous System in Seconds
Lynsie McKeown
Gallery Room C

Collectively as a culture we are deeply unhappy. Anxiety, depression, stress and suicide are at all-time highs in the West. Yet we have more knowledge than ever before. More freedoms, more information and technology. So why has anxiety and depression become the new ‘normal’? The very devices and technologies that give us access to information and modern conveniences are turning our nervous systems upside now by overstimulating our nervous systems. Chronic activation of the nervous system takes a toll on the body’s immune health and its ability to selfheal and reset itself. However, there are simple techniques, accessible to anyone, that can reset the nervous system and activate the body’s immune response; all within seconds.

Download the Quadruplicity program HERE.