"I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the Safe, Sane, and Stable webcast with Rebekah.
She was very warm and engaging and offered some really helpful concrete ideas.
The 6-1-8 breathing has especially stuck with me."
ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
In a world that doesn’t seem safe, sane or stable, having a reliable set of mental health skills and personal reservoirs to draw from can mean the difference between a life where we are surviving and a life where we are shining with power and purpose. Drawing from evidence-based, psycho-therapeutic modalities and the latest in trauma-informed approaches, Rebekah Demirel inspires and guides us on an intimate journey to befriend ourselves, integrate our traumatic experiences, soothe frazzled nervous systems and reinvigorate our energy to make real changes happen.
Learning Objectives for participants:
1. Be able to self-assess for heightened stress response on and off the job
2. Apply immediate skills to down-regulate chronic sympathetic nervous system stimulation
3. Develop habitual implementation of psycho-therapeutic tools for personal well-being
4. Analyze ways personal biases and attitudes may contribute to stress
Our facilitators always make reference to great resources during sessions. Find their lists below.
From the Presentation
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
- My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
- Behave by Robert Sapolsky
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Activate Your Vagus Nerve by Navaz Habib
- Provider Well-Being Resource List from Northwest MHTTC
- "The Parallel Process: Trauma-Informed Considerations for Individuals & Organizations”
Rebekah Demirel, L.Ac. MPCC
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.