Evan Dumas

November 22, 8:30am - 10:00am PST. Hosted at The Nightwood


About the speaker

When is the last time you felt truly lost, like you were on a path you couldn’t see, or you had no idea what to do next? That is one of the most human and yet uncomfortable feelings in your emotional library. When we feel lost, it’s often easier to retreat to the old standbys of panicking, avoiding, or not getting out of bed. In changing how we look at and deal with feeling lost, Evan hopes to remind us that the challenge is appreciating the path you’re on even when you can’t see it.

Finding his own path through careers in tech, research, mental health and career counseling, the one constant Evan Dumas has seen is a need for our humanity to play a bigger role in our professional lives. Working in the space between mental health therapy and standup comedy, he speaks to groups large and small about the heavy stuff—with humor and lightness. Evan’s aim is to help workers everywhere cope with the occupational hazards of burnout and compassion fatigue. By addressing systemic issues both external and internalized, he helps people better understand their relationships to themselves and their work.

Evan holds a Masters of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College.

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Additional details

This venue is ADA accessible.

👌An ASL/English interpreters will be provided for this talk.

If you have questions or need other accommodations, please email pdx@creativemornings.com.