In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Head On Talks goes online with Head On Chats and explores important discussions to navigate our time as a society dealing with community quarantine and a public health emergency. Aside from physical sustenance, shelter, and hygiene, we are also coping with managing our mental wellbeing, sense of safety, and emotional hygiene. The Head On Talks Series started in 2018 promoting a culture of understanding, acceptance, and responsibility for mental health.
More than ever, now is a time where talking about mental health #HeadOn is important. In this week’s Head On Chats, we’re focusing on a topic that emerged strongly in the stories of those who joined us last week – anxiety and overwhelm.
We can become overwhelmed in many different ways, no matter what situation we are in. As the country continues the fight to flatten the curve for COVID-19 and ECQ is declared extended in major areas of the Philippines, we brace ourselves for another stretch of uncertainty and disruption. Patrick Gamo, psychotherapist and counsellor, will be talking about how we can practice mindfulness to calmly face the crisis, and move forward peacefully with mindfulness too – into what everyone’s calling ‘the new normal’.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The talk will be held in a secure Zoom meeting session.
Free – registration required
About the speaker
Patrick is a professional counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked with children and adults with behavioral, social, and psychological issues. After completing his Masters in Counselling as a scholar at Monash University, Australia, he returned to the Philippines and currently holds clinic at EMMAUS Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation, and MAGIS Creative Spaces.
Patrick is certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mental Health First Aid, and Applied Suicide Intervention. Patrick’s advocacy for mental health has caused him to start Psych of Pat, which activates advocacy through psychoeducation.
The Head On series of events is about creating community around mental health and psychoeducation. Aside from events like this, we also have the Head On Groups, which offer support and the accountability of a community, for self-care. Get in touch if you’re interested in Head On Groups.