W2328 – Mental Health and Cultural Awareness

This webinar discusses how cultural/religious differences can play a role in mental health.

Course Category: Live Webinars

Course Level: Intermediate

CLE Credit: Non-substantive

Start Date and Time (CT): Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:00 pm

CLE Hours: 1.0

Fees: $45 for Members and $65 for Non-members

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Description: This webinar discusses how cultural/religious differences can play a role in mental health.
Discussion topics include:

• Mental and Physical Health and Well-being
• Awareness of special populations (e.g., autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder – not obsessive-compulsive personality disorder- cultures, religions, personality typologies)
• Interaction with unique and differently abled people and interpersonal skills, which will impact and improve awareness of and professionalism toward staff, coworkers, employers, and clients
• Contributing factors to mental and physical health conditions (e.g., sedentary lifestyles, dietary imbalances, neglect of self-care)
 Cultural/religious differences can play a role in mental health. For example, in Asian cultures, it is disrespectful to make eye contact or speak out of turn, and autists rarely make eye contact. Shaking hands is an American cultural norm, but it is frowned upon in certain cultures, and some people do not like physical contact. Shortening gaps between cultural disparities can be difficult when one is unaware how to interact with unique individuals. For those raised traditionally but in America,  they may be viewed erroneously as anti-social, which clinically means “psychopath.” This stigma causes emotional trauma and leads to bullying by other office professionals. Understanding these gaps and an increased awareness of unique distinctions can dramatically improve interpersonal interactions. 
 Desk exercises will be demonstrated to combat the effects of sedentary lifestyles, improve mental and physical health and well-being, and elevate confidence and esteem. The time will conclude with mindfulness, a mini guided meditation to demonstrate the effectiveness of taking a miniscule amount of time to practice self-care, thereby decreasing blood pressure, improving circulation, and increasing efficacy.
Course Year: 2023

Instructor: Angeline Low

Angeline Low has been in the legal field since 1999 and, to her knowledge, is the first openly autistic paralegal in Florida. She is a first-generation Asian-born American and has matriculated through six graduate programs, three of which are doctoral. With an associate and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and master’s degrees in criminology research methods and design and Asian studies, Angeline is certified as a personal trainer, barre instructor, registered 500-hour yoga teacher, life coach, emotional intelligence coach, social skills coach, confidence and esteem coach, and intuitive creativity coach. She has been promoting mental health awareness and founded Apt Fitness, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, to make mental and physical fitness solutions affordable to all. While her focus is autism and ADHD, she recognizes the need for all to practice self-care and improve quality of life.
Since as early as the 1980s, Angeline has been helping people elevate self-confidence, esteem, and efficacy, and then she became certified as a personal trainer in 2017 and life coach in 2022. Her coaching niches include life, health, wellness, fitness, actualization, manifestation, accountability, clarity/life purpose, and stress and anxiety management. As a certified fitness professional, Angeline improves energetic flow by clearing chakras, teaching yoga asanas, breathwork, mindfulness/guided meditation, and making fitness fun for all.


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