BCAPOP Learning Series:
Holding Space for the Body-cultivating experiences of stability, connection and safety in our bodies to hold space for others
presenter: Sydney Bell, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
April 11, 2023 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PT | virtual
*outside of BC? Click here to see the start time in other Canadian time zones.
About this webinar
Feeling disconnected from and anxious about our bodies is very much the norm for many people today. Unfortunately, the experience of pregnancy has the potential to amplify these worries and body fears. When we work with pregnant people who are navigating body anxieties, it is common for our own body challenges and fears to come into play.
In this workshop we will seek to first understand the pressures and traps that that often leave us feeling uneasy and unhappy in our bodies. From this understanding we will learn healing approaches and tools that can support a more peaceful, trusting and respectful relationship to our bodies, and ourselves. When we are in a more centred place with our bodies, we are better able to hold space for others struggling with their own.
About the presenter
Sydney Bell, MSW is a registered social worker and psychotherapist, providing strength-based support to people struggling with self worth, body image concerns, and life transitions. Sydney's passion is contributing to the invigorating emergence of rejecting diet culture and healing body shame. Body Sovereignty is a sustainable path towards improved health and wellbeing, for every body. Reclaiming Body Sovereignty is a weight inclusive healing framework developed by Sydney bringing together the power of self compassion, mindfulness and discernment.
Sydney currently resides in Penticton, British Columbia with her partner Jon, along with their elderly cat and goofy dog. You can find resources and learn more about her work at: www.sydneybell.ca
Can't attend the session live? Don't worry, we've got you covered. All paid registrations will receive access to the recording for a limited time following the webinar.
Who should attend? This workshop is for professionals: pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, birth workers, child birth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant individuals.
Interested in registering groups of 5 or more? Please contact us at email@example.com
No refunds or cancellations. All paid registrations will receive access to the recording for a limited time following the webinar.
Reminder: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.