Watch Connect, rest and repair, presented as part of Mental Health Matinées, a series of online presentations promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.

This is a tough time for so many people in our industry, and at times like these, we need more self-care not less. However, this is often easier said than done! These sessions give practical tools and techniques to help you navigate through COVID-19 and beyond.

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” – Brené Brown.

This is an opportunity to practice being kind to yourself and connect with a community of wholehearted people like you! Come and explore a surprisingly simple and straightforward way of attending to and comforting yourself when you need it the most. If possible, you are invited to sit in a quiet and peaceful space – comfortable clothes are encouraged.

This session is based on the research of Brené Brown Ph.D., and Kristin Neff Ph.D.

Facilitated by Jossy Jimenez.

Jossy has a master’s degree in human development and is certified as a mindfulness facilitator by UCLA’s Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour. She has training in Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and has completed teacher-training in the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with UCSD. She is trained in the work of Brené Brown.