Taming Turbulent Times: Live Learning Community for Region 10 Providers with Rebekah Demirel

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These wild times have a lot of us exhausted and feeling like we are spinning from one emergency to the next, so finding ways to calm the turbulence can be the sanity-saving help we need right now. In this intimate, four-part learning community, Rebekah Demirel facilitates in-depth discussion to challenge our assumptions and awaken our wisdom, offering practical tools to get us back on solid ground, with evidence-based mental health modalities and some down-to-earth, soul-boosting connection.

This Learning Community is only for providers in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) who wish to decrease and address stress in their work and personal life. Over four weeks, participants will engage in-depth with up-to-date research, strategies, and implementation ideas. Each session is 75 minutes long and includes a combination of instructor-led learning and group discussion. Region 10 providers were notified via a direct digital mailing of the opportunity to apply for this Learning Community.


Who's Eligible to Apply?

  • This training is for providers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington only. 


How does the Learning Community work?

  • Each session will be interactive with everyone on camera and speaking--plan on engaging!
  • Please plan to attend all four sessions as learning builds across the sessions and space is limited.


Learning Objectives 

Participants in the Taming Turbulent Times Learning Community will be able to:

  1. Self-identify one or more limiting personal beliefs
  2. Examine and practice one or more different perspectives on emotionally charged issues
  3. Recognize negative self-talk and its origins
  4. Adopt a range of self-care techniques for daily use



  • Sitting in the Turbulence: Caring about suffering we see around us might feel like a lot to carry, so how do we keep caring without feeling burdened? | October 29, 2021 | 11 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific
  • Taking Sides: It seems like the world has never been so divided and polarized. What's our part in it, and how can we stay committed to what feels right, while not cutting off or taking sides? | November 5, 2021 | 11 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific
  • Common Ground: It's easy to feel resentful or judgmental when we think others are wrong. How do we feel connected to, and compassion for, those whose views are not the same as ours? | November 12, 2021 | 11 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific
  • Our Thanksgiving: If our suffering has a purpose, maybe it is to teach us empathy for other's suffering. How can we acknowledge our tough challenges and also feel grateful for what we have? | November 19, 2021 | 11 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific



Rebekah Demirel


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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