12/14/2020 Mass Training: Embodied Self Care and Social Resiliency
This training is FREE for everyone!
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Join us on December 14th at 10am for a Mass Training with Whitney Gherman! This meeting will take place on Zoom. Participants will receive a link via email the week before.
Embodied Self Care and Social Resiliency
In today’s complex world, social workers and other community professionals are faced with escalating rates of burnout, secondary trauma, and moral distress. Though we’ve earnestly tried to address problems with reason, principles, and ideas — some using dialogue, mental training, and other forms of education, it isn’t working as well as we’d expect. It’s not that we’ve been insincere but rather, our bodies have their own form of knowledge. This knowledge is typically experienced as a sense of constriction or expansion, pain or ease, energy, or numbness. It signals to our brains whether we are safe or unsafe. Somatic awareness occurs when a person acknowledges their own self within their environment and identifies psychological, physiological, and social factors that promote healing and social resiliency. This skill can be utilized in all types of settings and is especially helpful in personal and professional pursuits that tend to focus on challenging and stressful topics. Caseworkers will find this information particularly relevant when helping people who have experienced trauma, oppression, or mental health disorders.
By attending the workshop, participants will increase their understanding of self-protective responses in the mind, somatic awareness through the body, as well as gain shared language and practices to stay engaged through tense moments. You will also leave with resources and techniques for practicing self-care in your personal and professional lives.
Scholar activist and trauma-informed educator, Whitney Gherman (MSW) has set the tone for nonprofits, government agencies, and universities to engage in meaningful work around social justice, equity, and inclusion. Recognized by The Ohio State University and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Whitney’s award-winning programs investigate how principles of belonging, somatic awareness, and trauma-informed care can build pathways for a more equitable, socially-just future. In Central Ohio she educates individuals on topics ranging from food sovereignty, land justice, grassroots leadership, and mind-body wellness while encouraging the larger community to divest from harmful practices and pursue models of solidarity and collective care found in African and Indigenous wisdom.
- Lessons 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10:00am - 12:00pm
- CEU(s) 2 (pending)
- Students 105
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes