Over the past many months of this pandemic, it’s clear that many people have become more stressed and anxious. We can identify this in ourselves as well as see it in our clients. In particular is a new kind of anxiety as we try to maintain pre-pandemic levels of functioning for our clients and their pets with fewer staff/veterinarians available to help. I'd like to suggest that we’ve all experienced loss and subsequent grief during this pandemic, though perhaps unrecognized as such. This presentation will introduce you to two different grief models that may explain our anxiety around work and perhaps the subsequent feelings unrecognized grief. Examples of support, including ways of managing stress will be presented. My hope is that the information in this session will provide you with knowledge and practical techniques that will be helpful in both your professional and personal lives.
To identify the difference between loss and grief and describe how they are related to one another as they affect us.
To describe the differences and similarities between two different models of grieving.
To become familiar with the term moral injury and how to address it.
To list actionable ways of managing one's stress
To experience a form of kindness and gratitude through a guided meditation