Vasculitis Foundation Canada

vasculitis workshop series mental health online 2020
By Jon Stewart

Online Vasculitis Mental Health Workshop Series 2020

vasculitis workshop series mental health online 2020The mental health impact of Vasculitis is not adequately addressed within our care settings, yet many of us with chronic conditions such as Vasculitis invariably develop complex mental health challenges and have a diminished quality of life as a result. 

Dr. Velma Mockett developed this online series to help individuals with vasculitis improve their mental health outcomes so that they can learn to maintain optimal health and wellbeing despite their condition. 

Velma Mockett, PhD, is a licenced, experienced, mental health expert, vasculitis patient and Calgary Vasculitis Association co-founder. If you have questions direct them to Velma at:

Dr. Velma Mockett, PhD INDS, RCC
Mental Health Consultant/Specialist
M: 403-870-5353
A: Suite 3oo
1210 – 8th Street SW
Calgary AB, T2R 1L3
E: [email protected]


vasculitis workshop1Vasculitis Mental Health Workshop #1

Emotions and Vasculitis: Going Beyond the Physical (3 sessions)

There are many feelings associated with having an illness like vasculitis, learn ways to manage and work through the emotional experience of having vasculitis. Each week we will explore a different topic with regard to vasculitis and emotions. Learn how to develop psychological resilience and regulate emotions.

Dates: Friday, July 31, August 7 & 14, 2020
Time: 12 noon to 1:30PM Eastern Time; 10AM to 11:30AM Mountain Time

Cost: C$125:00
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vasculitis workshop2Vasculitis Mental Health Workshop #2

Living With, Through and Beyond Vasculitis (5 Sessions)

Join Dr. Mockett to learn about Loss & Grief and Vasculitis using PROJECT R (RESET). The threats to our health and relationships caused by Vasculitis can be difficult to navigate and understand. For many of us it feels like we are walking down a dividing line between the past and the future. When we look backward, we can see everything vasculitis has taken from us, or has forced us to relinquish. 

It is easy to ignore these losses and just keep doing the things that need to be done. However, these losses lead to grief, and grief can be challenging to navigate. It is important to identify our losses and let ourselves grieve the changes that have happened in our lives.

Dates: Friday, September 11, 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2020
Time: 12 noon to 1:30PM Eastern Time; 10AM to 11:30AM Mountain Time
Cost: C$175:00
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