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For students who have experienced a range of loss during the pandemic, including jobs, death, and/or social connection, etc.
What is COPE - Compassion Over Pain Endurance?
COPE is a 6-week support group for students who have experienced loss during the pandemic. This loss could include jobs, death, and/or social connection, etc.
How does it work?
This group is designed to create a safe and supportive community to process and understand our experience of grief through education, reflection, sharing, and art activities.
Where does it take place?
Sessions will be held over Zoom.
Summer 2021 Schedule
May 25 to June 29
|Tuesday||10:00 to 11:30am|
About the Facilitators
Monique is a recent immigrant from Hong Kong after being an international student here for over a decade. Cantonese is her mother tongue; Mandarin and English are her additional languages. Her professional interest lies in the role culture and race play in our being, including mental health, gender and sexual orientation. Her practice philosophy is that everyone is the author of their stories. She believes human connection is the basic ingredient for healing. Her counselling approach empathizes the mind-body connection through the lens of cultural humility, somatic experiencing, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practice.
Shereen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and currently a pre-doctoral intern at HCS. She has lived experiences as an immigrant, as an expat, and as an international student at various stages in her life and in many countries around the globe. Her approach to therapy is best described as caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. She works from a phenomenological approach to human life that support understanding the client’s worldview. She is drawn to multicultural, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices as she acknowledges that human beings are wired for connection. She utilizes strengths based, solution-focused therapy model to help clients to courageously achieve wellness. She works with evidence approaches such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Shereen has practiced counselling internationally, as a consultant and counsellor in the university, medical and private settings. She is a firm believer in the potential of all individuals to grow, become satisfied, and live fulfilling lives.