Seminar and Workshop: Grace and Resilience

St. Stephen’s College is pleased to present Grace and Resilience, a public seminar and two-day workshop. Professor Bonnie Harnden and her graduate students from Concordia University in Montreal will present current research on awe and gratitude, and demonstrate how, when harnessed, they have the capacity to notice and heal our nervous systems—promoting health and wellness throughout our lives.

This innovative presentation will combine lecture, storytelling and performance. Theory and research on trauma and the nervous system are presented in order to give context to the application of the research on awe and gratitude. Attendees will learn specific tools that can be directly applied in their clinical work as well as their everyday lives.

bonnie-harndenBonnie Harnden is a Creative Arts Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Couple and Family Therapist, and Associate Professor in Concordia University’s Creative Arts Therapies Department where she is the Option Coordinator for the Drama Therapy Program. She has developed and is coordinating a new graduate certificate in Play Therapy at Concordia University. She was awarded the 2017 Research Award from the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) for her Play and Film “You Arrive” (in production), which explores the therapeutic process and how it helps to resolve effects of trauma and the healing possibilities of awe and gratitude. In 2018 she was awarded the NADTA Teaching Excellence Award and was the recipient of the 2019 Concordia President’s Excellence in Teaching Award.


Public Seminar:
Friday April 1, 2022
6:00-7:30pm (in-person and online via Zoom)

Two-Day Workshop for Clinicians and Students:
Saturday and Sunday, April 2–3, 2022
10:00am-5:00pm each day (in-person only)

Cost: Free (includes lunches during the workshop)

Registration Deadline: March 25, 2022
To register for either or both the Public Seminar and/or Workshop, please click below.
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St. Stephen’s College, at the University of Alberta
8810 112 Street NW
The Zoom link for the Public Seminar will be provided

For more information, please view our Upcoming Workshops webpage and poster