We often find ourselves going too fast, commiting to things we know we don't have time for and leaving out the very things that give our lives meaning and joy. This workshop will give us a chance to look deeply into the reasons why we do the things we do. We will learn about the symptoms of burnout and how to learn to ride the waves of uncertainty with curiosity and patience. We will explore why self-compassion is critical to building a healthy relationship with ourselves and therefore others around us.
Dr. Linda Uyeda is a family physician who currently works at several Fraser Health youth clinics and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. Her personal journey into the science of true healing began after her medical studies were over. 16 years ago, with the birth of her first child, she became interested in human development. Like many new parents, she felt confused about advice she was receiving from family and friends and turned to the scientific community for answers. She expanded her medical education to explore neuroscience, parenting, trauma and attachment and was fascinated by what she found. An unexpected incident at work in 2015 combined with a family illness over the next several years, drove home the fact that nurturing resilience and compassion are key to wellbeing. After incorporating this information into her own family and medical practice with immense success, she has begun educating parents, counsellors, teachers, and physicians about what she has learned.