The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, particularly those of us who have our own mental health struggles as well as for those of us who work in the mental health field. Given the current state of the world, it is important to understand the ongoing impact the pandemic has had on our individual and collective well-being. COVID-19 has completely shifted how we engage with and support one another. It has also significantly reduced access to coping strategies that were available prior to the pandemic leaving people without the resources they need to feel well.

This workshop will assist participants in understanding how autonomic nervous system functioning influences our physical, emotional, and psychological well-being, as well as how it becomes altered as a result of chronic stress and trauma.  This presentation will be helpful for those working with clients experiencing mental health struggles, as well as for people with an interest in learning more about this topic area.


  • Understanding how the brain and body are impacted by chronic stress and trauma
  • Learning to recognize common outcomes associated with chronic stress and trauma as nervous system dysregulation
  • Offer strategies that individuals can use for themselves and others in supporting healthy nervous system functioning

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and all students. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $5.

This online event is brought to you by OASW Niagara & Area