The Recovery Sessions
3 Canadians, each paired with a health professional for coaching sessions on moving forward
We are all recovering from the pandemic. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally.
The Recovery Sessions is a series of compelling conversations between three experts and three Canadians, each dealing with a different pandemic-related issue: weight gain, anxiety and parenting during the pandemic. They are seeking empathy and guidance to help them get back on track.
Kealy and AnnMarie
Meet Kealey Pringle on Vancouver Island. She has anxiety about lifting restrictions, though she craves company. She's teamed up with social worker AnnMarie Churchill in Newfoundland. Through virtual coaching, Kealey is learning to take baby steps. The key: realizing her desire for companionship is greater than her fears.
Maryam and Kwadwo
For Maryam Mahdavi, a first-year psychology and music student at McGill, COVID crushed her social life. That began a sedentary lifestyle with too many trips to the fridge driven by loneliness and boredom. She's paired with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, an Ottawa ICU physician and healthy living advocate. Kwadwo challenged Maryam to walk to and from campus. Just doing that made her feel better about herself. It also helped change her sleep and eating habits. But her ultimate goal was to get past her loneliness brought on by pandemic isolation and start meeting fellow students on campus.