Thriving During Pandemics: Transforming Distress
3CE’s - MFT CE’s pending
Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it seems that many of us are experiencing an unconsciously significant level of distress, grief, and trauma in response to issues like disruptions to our normal lifestyle. Additionally, many of us have compressing feelings of loneliness and loss. This presentation is designed to effectively teach awareness of, and skills to prevent / manage distress, loneliness, trauma, as well grief and fear related to the current Pandemic. Participants will leave this workshop ready to use new skills to effectively respond to stressful day-to-day challenges, and crises.
1. Distinguish the difference between healthy stress and distress.
2. Identify the difference between personal stress, external stress, and existential stress.
3. Explore the different symptoms of distress, fear / panic, trauma, and loneliness.
4. Develop an awareness of one’s own physiological distress signals, and related reactions when feeling trauma triggers, lonely, fearful, or panicky.
5. Develop the awareness and skills needed to effectively recover from trauma triggering, loss / grief, and feelings of loneliness.
6. Learn sound, effective, and practical techniques that prevent feelings of being overwhelmed and distress; support mental health; cultivate thriving and growth during a time of Quarantine.
Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, MA. LICSW is the owner and Clinical Director of the Center for Integrated Well-Being, Inc. (CIWB), in Roseville, MN. He works as a holistic psychotherapist, educator, and consultant with almost 30 years of experience. Jeffry has been a consultant, and stress management trainer with the Minnesota Welfare To Work Program. Additionally, since 1990, he has presented and facilitated distress management and self-regulation trainings in a wide variety of settings, some include the following: Adler Graduate School, St. Paul SCORE, IBM in Rochester; Lakeview Hospital; Minnesota State Operated Community Services. (DHS); William Mitchell College of Law; Century College; Autism conferences, Professional Psychological Associations in Minnesota. Jeffry is dedicated to workshop attendees having enriching experiences that are life enhancing, health nourishing, and deeply transformational.