Understanding Grief Associated with Termination of Sports Participation

Event Details

Conference Room at Key Connections Consulting
DateTimeRegistration DeadlineCost
May 26, 2021 6:00-8:00 pm May 25, 2021$40

Presenter: Frederique Tremblay  BASc.,M.C. | Behaviour Consultant/Counselor

The presenter has extensive experience in sport participation and navigating the grief that athletes often experience. She played varsity rugby at the University of Lethbridge and lead her team as a captain for 3 seasons, received a CIS all-star award in 2015 and attended Nationals with her team that season. In addition to her personal experience, she obtained a Masters of Counselling from Gonzaga University and has worked in the mental health field for the last 5 years. 

Athletes who have left sports often feel like they struggle with their identity of no longer being involved in their sports daily. This presentation will explore the grief and loss (non-death grieving) of the components that make up the athlete identity, and how it feels for many to live with that grief after competition. Athletes often feel like they live for their sport and that their lives revolve around athleticism. As a result of their significant involvement in that stage in life, it can be very challenging to figure out who they are outside of their sport. This presentation will highlight strategies that will allow former athletes, or current athletes to think about their identity outside of their sport, and to help the transition period that follows sport involvement.

CategorySession DaysProgram Length
Online Workshop Wednesday 2 hours

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