Self-Compassion in the Face of Disaster

Health & Wellness  |  January 26, 2021

Together We Thrive Series Launch: Self-Compassion in the Face of Disaster

This past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has challenged us in many ways. It has brought on devastating isolation and loss, disrupted our daily routines and connections with loved ones, and heightened a whole slew of stressors in our lives. Recognizing the impact of these challenges on our mental and emotional well-being, CLC-Cappella is collaborating with Colorado Spirit team to offer the “Together We Thrive” six-part support series. Together We Thrive will feature short video sessions and handouts offering professional and practical ways to support our whole well-being, so that we can strengthen our resilience and find healthy ways to cope with our stress. Videos will be released on Facebook bi-monthly on Tuesdays, and began January 26. See the full schedule here.

The pandemic has taken us on a roller coaster of emotions from fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, and isolation to even senses of hopefulness, inspiration, and connectedness. For the first session, “Self-Compassion in the Face of Disaster,” join Dr. Kristin Pyne to learn how to face your emotions with self-compassion, knowing that these emotional responses are normal responses to an abnormal time. Instead of toughing it out or criticizing yourself, self-compassion invites you to acknowledge the difficult time you are experiencing and calls you to comfort and care for yourself just as you would comfort and care for a close loved one. Click here to find the handout activity  and worksheet associated with her session, and watch the full replay on Facebook now.

Dr. Kristin Pyne is the Senior Care Specialist on the Colorado Spirit team at Aurora Mental Health Center. Kristin graduated with her doctorate last Fall and has spent the majority of her academic and clinical career working with older adults. As the Senior Care Specialist, Kristin has the honor of connecting with, learning with, and helping older adults through normal reactions, such as stress, sadness, and grief, during this very abnormal time.

Colorado Spirit Wellness is a short-term program that is working to provide support to the Colorado community as we handle the current challenges. Please know that no matter what you are feeling, you are not alone. Our team is here to listen and guide you through the feelings, stressors, and emotions you may be experiencing right now. All our services are free, anonymous, and conducted by phone and available in multiple languages.

Join us on Feb 9th for Practicing Stress Management and Self-Care During COVID-19


We are here to:

Listen to you and help you process the emotions you are feeling.

Support your wellbeing by sharing coping skills and techniques.

Connect you to the right resources based on your needs.


Colorado Spirit and CLC-Cappella’s leaders will provide education, facilitate discussions, and provide tangible support applicable to anyone who has been impacted by the pandemic. This is part of a federal COVID-19 crisis counselor grant program. We have provider organizations focused regionally across Colorado and for other CLC-Cappella supported states, we have links to state focused crisis counseling resources.


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