'We Make The Path By Walking' Webinar Series - Session 1: Stress Test
Stress Test: Join us as we challenge the “business as usual” mode of operating during a time of crisis, taking a deep dive into how we are coping with stress in our day-to-day lives.
We Make The Path By Walking is an eight-part webinar series designed to help us reckon with our turbulent world, offering support and direction for a clearer path forward and featuring an open forum.
Interactive sessions bring focus and connection through meaningful group discussion, opening opportunities for personal exploration, insight and the discovery of new ways to navigate life with resilience and hope.
Psychotherapeutic modalities drawn from East Asian medicine equips participants with self-nurturance skills such as, meditation and breathing practices, voice-work and body awareness techniques for day to day well-being and sharing with others.
01/22/21 - Stress Test: Join us as we challenge the “business as usual” mode of operating during a time of crisis, taking a deep dive into how we are coping with stress in our day to day lives.
02/05/21 - My Nervous Nervous System: This session examines the body/mind science of psychoneuroimmunology, discovering how our thoughts are the first and maybe the most important thing impacting our health and well-being.
02/19/21 - Investigating Thoughts: As we peel back the layers of our beliefs, we may be surprised by what we see. This session gives us tools to look closely at what works and what may not be serving us now.
03/05/21 - Head, Heart and Gut: If we learn to pay attention, our bodies can inform us how to make wise decisions, though early trauma may have shut down some of that knowing. This session looks at how we can retrieve our deep instincts, through observation and self-care.
03/19/21 - Tending Our Tender Selves: Some of us didn’t learn how to care for ourselves because we weren’t adequately cared for in crucial stages of development. This session is focused on re-learning how to tend to ourselves with tender care.
04/02/21 - Care Without Carrying: We know how much caring is needed in our world, though caring at times can feel like too heavy a load to carry. This session will focus on finding ways to keep caring, without carrying a burden.
04/16/21 - Walking a Parallel Path: For many of us working in the fields of mental health services or teaching, we may notice that the very issues we help our clients with, are things we recognize in ourselves. We’ll discuss how this useful teaching tool in our work not only gives us empathy, but can help us heal our own wounds.
04/30/21 - Walking the Path We Make: In this final session, we can look at how we move forward, changed by what we have experienced and continuing to feel as we go and see what path appears as the dust settles and we build a new world.
Rebekah Demirel L.Ac. MPCC is the founder and director of Trauma Integration Programs, with more than a decade as an ambulance paramedic, twenty-two years as a paramedic trainer, eighteen years of mental health counseling experience, specializing in traumatic stress and she is a licensed East Asian medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. Rebekah’s unique skill set and experience are informed by her own traumatic childhood and teen years spent on the street and in the foster care system, giving her a special familiarity and empathy for trauma and loss.
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