November 14th, 2021 4:00-5:30pm EST
One of the most successful ways to support your inner community is to identify and relish your inner connections, using them to reduce our #traumatwisties. What might happen if you identifies and reinforced the positive ones? We'll define inner connections (and #traumatwisties!), learn the reasons the negative are so much more powerful, and identify at least ten positive ones you can strengthen. Our focus is on personal neuroplasticity and its beneficial use.
December 12th, 2021 4:00-5:30pm EST
The holidays can be a stressful time even when there are some exciting aspects to them. We are often confronted with family expectations, our own expectations, time management and scheduling of commitments, finance reflection, budgeting and gift giving, food and meal prepping, tough topic conversations, boundary dilemmas, you get the gist, there is a lot wrapped up in the Holidays. Join me for a journey through some self-care practices to help you create your own unique self-care plan for you and your parts to help you all manage those pesky holiday triggers. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.-Helen Keller
The recent #MeToo movement, documenting sexual violations across professional and occupational settings, makes clear that such events are alarmingly common. The psychotherapy setting is no exception. In fact, the nature of therapy and counseling work may contribute to vulnerabilities, given the powerful and intimate emotions engendered. Violations may range from behaviors that are somewhat subtle and uncomfortable to those that are blatant, exploitative, and physically intrusive. All major mental health and medical professions prohibit sexual contact between a psychotherapist/practitioner and client/patient as unethical and morally wrong. In most states it is against the law. Despite these prohibitions, sexual boundary violations have not gone away and may even be increasing. Myths including that they are rare, not serious, the result of a client’s seductive behavior or pathology, and cause little harm will be discussed and challenged. This presentation is intended as a forum for discussion and as an educational effort aimed at awareness as prevention.