Stephen Nawotniak – Bipolar

Lived Experience Occupational Therapy Teleconference
1st -3rd December

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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