Stephen Nawotniak – Bipolar

My Potential is excited to announce our Lived Experience Occupational Therapist speaker Stephen Nowotniak. Sponsored by Compass Recovery Coaching

Occupational Therapist
Director of Peer Services, Compass Recovery Coaching

Bipolar: The lived experience and tools to shift from survive to thrive. 

Aim: To support the participants in finding a way to relate to the lived experience of a bipolar condition as well as a framework to work with someone with it.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify 3 aspects of symptoms associated with a bipolar condition. 
  2. Participants will be able to identify 3 skills or tools to teach an individual to support them in living with their bipolar condition.

Interventions: I plan to share the lived experience of my symptoms as well as the 3 step framework I use to successfully manage my condition.   The 3 step process uses evidence based techniques from ACT, CBT, WRAP, OT and personal experience.


Stephen Nawotniak is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Peer Specialist successfully living with a bipolar condition. Steve has written 2 books, has a YouTube channel, and created an online video course sharing the skills and tools he finds helpful in living with his condition. He is the Director of Peer Services at a state run psychiatric hospital. Steve lives and works in Buffalo, NY. USA.


MS, OTR/L, New York Certified Peer Specialist

As Director of Peer Services I regularly advocate for the patients and Peer perspective in the hospital that I work.  I also created a YouTube channel, wrote 2 books, and created an online video course to share the skills and tools I have learned to successfully live with a bipolar condition

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This Presentation is Sponsored by Compass Recovery Coaching

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