Head On Talks: Manage Overwhelm with Mindfulness

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Head On Talks goes online 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. For our first online Head On Talks, we’re focusing on a topic that emerged strongly in the stories of those who joined us the past two weeks at Head On Chats – anxiety and overwhelm. This extended learning session is a continuation and deepening of last week’s Head On Chats where Patrick introduced the topic.

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, 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’.

Learning objectives

  • Learn practical Mindfulness tips for managing thoughts and emotions
  • Learn how to make the most out of challenging situations
  • Improve focus and become more present with the things that matter

Event details

Friday, May 8, 2020

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The talk will be held in a secure Zoom meeting session.

Registration Fee

Php 500


About the speaker

Patrick Gamo

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.


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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.