Understanding and coping with anxiety: The role of self-awareness, psychotherapy, and art.

Dr. Alina Sotskova

7pm, February 5, 2018 at Hillcrest community centre

Psychology Month Posters 2018_Alina Sotskova

This is a free public lecture that is part of British Columbia Psychological Association’s Psychology Month Talks. In this interactive talk, Alina will discuss different types of anxiety and what can help when worries start to get out of hand. Alina will also explore how psychotherapy, art, and dance can help to address anxiety and stress. This presentation will incorporate information about anxiety, discussion, opportunity to ask questions, and presentation of dance and photography art pieces to explore how arts can help us understand our own mind better.


Works from different artists, including illustrations and photography will be shown with the purpose of illustrating how the arts can help us understand our own mind in new and interesting way. The above image is by Armin Mortazavi. You can learn more about his work here.


The above image is by Alina Sotskova from a shoot with Broken Rhythms Victoria. In this work we were exploring concepts and ideas from Broken Rhythms’ current work in progress, Thyself.  Thyself will touch on topics related to identity, journey of self-discovery, fears, and relationships. Learn more about Broken Rhythms here.


Physics and psychology: Exploring intersections.

July 12, 2018 at H. R. MacMillan Space Centre.

We are currently working on an event that will explore intersections of physics and psychology. If you have a background in physics (e.g., if you are a physicist working in the field, a researcher conducting studies in any field of physics, or a graduate student in physics), and are potentially interested in collaborating with us by being part of a panel and/or giving a short talk at the event, please get in touch with us.

We are also looking for dance artists interested in collaborating with us on this event. If you are interested in showing your work at this event (original or re-mount, as long it is consistent with the themes of the event), send us an email through the Contact tab.

If you are a community organization who is interested in being involved and supporting this event, please get in touch with us.

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