Peace from Anxiety: A Summer Check In and Reboot

3:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Please note: This webinar was originally scheduled for July 19th and needed to be rescheduled, the final date is now August 9th. Thank you for your flexibility in shifting to this new date. 

Throughout 2022, the Pacific Southwest is partnering with Hala Khouri, author of “Peace from Anxiety,” to provide the mental and school mental health workforce with spaces, strategies, and somatic experiences to process anxiety (including the provider’s, the client’s, and the whole collective experience).

Join us on August 9, 2022 from 3:00- 5:00 pm PT for a special session to check in as the summer draws to an end and reboot for the fall. This is an opportunity to reconnect with your approaches to anxiety in your practice, to refresh strategies and frameworks to help you manage your experiences and learn from PS MHTTC peers who have been exploring this work with Hala throughout the year.

Together guided by Hala and regional peer providers, we explore:

  • Building a culture at work (and home) that values wellbeing
  • Having tools to manage and release stress and anxiety
  • Feeling less overwhelmed and more grounded and inspired
  • Cultivating relationships that are healthy and connected
  • Engaging with the world in a way that reflects your values
  • Building resilience
  • Self-care and collective care for caretakers
  • Finding joy amidst the chaos


You do not need to have attended the New Year New Approaches Learning Series, nor the Peace from Anxiety Book Club; Hala will be leading this session as a standalone.

Who is the faculty for this session? 

Hala Khouri, M.A., trains direct service providers and educators on how to be trauma-informed with their students and clients. Believing that oppressive systems harm all of us, even those who benefit, Hala has a private practice for individuals and couples. She also works with A Thousand Joys training direct service providers and educators to be trauma-informed and culturally responsive. The focus of both her clinical and group work has been trauma- personal, interpersonal, and systemic.  She brings her decade of clinical experience combined with her experience as a facilitator of group processes for over 15 years. As a Lebanese immigrant in a multi-racial marriage who also gets white skin privilege, Hala is able to be a bridge in the work of equity and inclusion with diverse groups. Hala is known for her compassionate yet straightforward style of facilitation which invites people to grapple with the often charged topics of diversity, inclusivity, justice, and oppression. She knows that none of us individually created these harmful systems, but it’s up to all of us to shift them and create a new paradigm that embraces and celebrates everyone. 

Hala earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Community Psychology with an emphasis in Liberation Studies and Social Justice from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Hala is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that helps resolve trauma and its symptoms. She lives in Venice, California with her husband and two sons and teaches yoga classes weekly. 

Listen to Hala on this podcast episode:
EP 129: Healing Individually and Collectively - Nervous System Awareness in Social Justice Activism with Hala Khouri  


Starts: Aug 9, 2022 3:00 pm
Ends: Aug 9, 2022 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 9, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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