Knowing Head, Heart, and Gut: A Live Learning Community for Supervisors | Sessions 1-4

These four 75-minute sessions are part of our Knowing Head, Heart, and Gut live learning community with Rebekah Demirel. Region 10 supervisors/leaders were notified of this opportunity via a digital mailing. 


Leading and supervising people draws on many skills, including the ability to make wise, critical decisions which can empower individuals, shed light on outdated policies, improve workplace culture, and facilitate societal change.

We may have to think on our feet and choose what seems best when deadlines are looming, but is it also possible to make quick and crucial choices which come from a solid sense of awareness and confidence?

Knowing Head, Heart, and Gut is an inspiring, interactive learning community for those in supervisory and leadership roles. We will use a trauma-informed approach to survey intellect, emotions, and gut instincts and examine how our thoughts, emotions, and life experiences inform the ways we supervise and lead others.



  • Apply a trauma-informed lens for recognizing origins of personal decision-making patterns
  • Cultivate and adopt critical self-evaluation skills while in supervisory roles
  • Define and apply broader perspectives to leadership for more effective and inclusive outcomes



  • Supervisors/leaders in behavioral health working in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington state (HHS Region 10).



  • Plan to attend all 4 sessions as learning builds and spots are limited. Sessions are 75 minutes each, FRIDAYS, 11am- 12:15pm PT.
  • Discussions will be in whole group and breakout sessions; please be on camera and able to talk during sessions.
  • Sessions will be recorded solely for internal, quality review purposes and will not be available for rewatching.



These interactive sessions feature discussions with the whole group and in breakout sessions; please be on camera and able to talk during sessions. Please plan to attend all sessions as learning builds and space is limited.

  • Week 1: Three Ways of Knowing | March 4, 11:00am - 12:15 pm - This session applies a trauma-informed lens to view the effects of dysregulated brain chemistry on intellectual, emotional, and instinctual decision-making.

  • Week 2: Do I Know What I Know? | March 11, 11:00am - 12:15 pm - Today we share some of our personal decision-making styles, what we rely on for decisions, and the impacts of past experience on what we know.

  • Week 3: Accepting & Changing | March 18, 11:00am - 12:15 pm - This session explores both looking closely and stepping back from our discernment to gain a broader perspective and discover new ways to lead.

  • Week 4: Polishing the Mirror | March 25, 11:00am - 12:15 pm - The series ends with sharing insights and wisdom from self-inquiry to build new decision-making paths toward a more stable and dependable foundation of clarity and heart.



Related webinar recording with Rebekah Demirel: "Wisdom to Know the Difference: A Webinar for Supervisors | February 25, 2022"  


Session 1: Three Ways of Knowing | March 4, 2022


Session 2: Do I Know What I Know? | March 11, 2022


Session 3: Accepting & Changing | March 18, 2022


Session 4: Polishing the Mirror | March 25, 2022

  • Presentation Slides
  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem


Additional Reading

  • The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
  • Anchored by Deb Dana


Rebekah Demirel, L.Ac MPCC

Dr. Kira Mauseth

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.

Starts: Mar 4, 2022 11:00 am
Ends: Mar 25, 2022 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
February 15, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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