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Monthly Education Series Video Release
March 4, 2020Free
The Psychology of Chronic Illness: Making It Normal, a 6-part series by Timothy Weymann, LCSW.
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. Join Tim in this 6-part series as he reviews, validates, and normalizes the psychological and social aspects of chronic illness.
Weymann 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.
Wednesday, March 4
- Part 1: Development & Phases of Chronic Illness (24 min)
- Part 2: Anxiety (32 min)
Wednesday, March 11
- Part 3: Depression (18 min)
- Part 4: Identity (17 min)
POSTPONED: Wednesday March 18
- Part 5: Relationships (18 min)
- Part 6: Meaning-making/religion/spirituality/existentialism (18 min)