I am able to present at workshops, conferences, and seminars. I provide awareness to individuals about the lives of people with chronic illness with a specific focus on the experiences of individuals with chronic illness. Depending on the needs of the clients/audience different topics, lengths, and personalized workshops can be created.
More specifically, 3 workshops have been designed as a starting point for services available.
Students with Chronic Illness: What Educators Need to Know How do we create an environment for students with chronic illness that is both safe and empowering? This educational workshop will examine the perspectives of students with chronic illness and strategies to create a positive learning environment for students with chronic illness. This workshop is intended for both pre-service and in-service professionals in the educational community and will include: Knowledge, strategies and accommodations, and inspirational stories.
Positive Mental Health and Body Image: Personal Stories in Living with a Chronic Illness How do we continue to appreciate who we are when we feel are difference is not valued? It is a continuous challenge to remain positive despite the many adversities that can impede our experiences and deflate our self-esteem. This workshop focuses on overcoming obstacles associated with mental health and physical body image. The workshop will address the difficult conversations that are often associated with mental health and body image. I will reflect on my experiences as an educator and individual with a chronic illness by sharing how my life continues to change as a result of my chronic illness. I aim to give voice to those with chronic illness and shed a positive light on strategies to aid in overcoming obstacles.
Loving Who You Are This is a workshop that can be catered to all age groups. The workshop encourages and provides strategies to help with being appreciative of our individuality and uniqueness, and the importance of being positive. There are varying engaging activities and strategies to empower you all throughout this workshop.
For research I offer the following services: - support research and information reporting activities - develop methodologies for research projects - design primary research tools to gather relevant data - data collection and transcriptions - interpretation and analysis of results - synthesize data - produce reports and provide recommendations based on findings and information dissemination