This week, Christie chats with Alena Kwong, LMSW, who is a psychotherapist and member of the Bridges Clinician Community. Alena discusses how the natural shift in seasons can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the winter blues, and offers guidance on practicing mindfulness, coping individually and with others, and the importance of going with the new rhythm rather than fighting against it.
Alena Kwong, LMSW, is a psychotherapist/licensed social worker with a background in holistic nutrition and wellness. She is also a certified yoga practitioner and Reiki Master. Her approach includes mindfulness and somatic based wellness tools for stress reduction and emotional regulation.
Mentioned in the episode:
- Alena’s SAD Virtual Support Group — This is an open group for NY residents currently meeting each Wednesday (12:30-1:30pm ET) and Thursday (6-7pm ET) through the end of March 2022
- Email Alena for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow Alena on Instagram @inspiredliving.by.alena
- APISA Spotlight: New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH)