Monthly Education Series Video Release
Our monthly Education Series shifted in the new year. Instead of a live-stream event we will release the video on the first Wednesday of every month on our website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.
Timothy Weymann, LCSW, will present, “The Psychology of Chronic Illness: Making It Normal,” for our March Education Series.
Chronic illness can create chaotic internal processes that can have profound effects on the way we experience ourselves, other people, and life in general. This can leave us feeling significantly different than those around us, which in turn, can make it hard for us to understand ourselves. Further compounding the problem is that many health professionals frequently focus solely on biochemistry, and are not thoroughly trained, themselves, in how these processes impact us from a psychological and social perspective. As a result, our distress can easily be escalated through feelings of isolation and alienation which stem partly from our, and others’, general lack of understanding regarding the normalcy of our experiences. Consequently, this presentation aims to reduce our suffering by identifying and validating these experiences through a brief review of some of the scientific research regarding the “normal” psychological and social aspects of chronic illness.
Timothy is a licensed clinical social worker providing mental health therapy, education, counseling and consultation. He has spent over 10 years working as a professional counselor assisting adults who are facing some of life’s most complex challenges.