Mary wants to talk to you about personal risk. Taking a risk is uncomfortable and can make you feel vulnerable at times, however without any risk it is hard to grow and recover. In recovery, your community of support should be trauma informed to foster safety and trust while also promoting empowerment and collaboration. In other words, the people that love you are there for you with hope, with care, and with acceptance.
In this very special Friday Morning Live, Mary and her special guest, Sarah Jensen, discuss another aspect of dealing with trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or mindfulness. DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that can be used to help with trauma recovery. They discuss being in the moment, finding your calm amongst the hustle and bustle of your day. Learn more with these two wonderful ladies about how to achieve mindfulness during your day.
Mary wants to discuss trauma and your pathway to healing from it. She has an important message for you, “It was never you.” Regardless of how trauma arrived in your life, it was always about the group or individual that inflicted this trauma onto you. They did this to you. Remember you are worth your recovery. Never give up- there’s more healing coming. Love more, heal more, and stay strong.
Continuing Education Series – Trauma Informed Peer Support
The Trauma-Informed Peer Support Workshop explores the elements of safety, transparency, reciprocal and collaborative relationships, cultural considerations and personal exploration to find the meaning each of us attach to our experiences of trauma and loss. It explains how the peer relationship is key to recovery from trauma and challenges in each of us to discover our own Next Steps. The training is interactive, engaging and a critical tool for peer support specialists. It Is based on real peers own lived experience of trauma and recovery.
About the Speaker
Nancy Dow’s work with trauma survivors spans 30 years where she came to understand that services and programs for people with lived experience of mental illness and/or substance abuse, must be trauma informed. She was trained by Leah Harris of the National Center for Trauma Informed Care, served as peer consultant to the King County SAMHSA Trauma Informed Care Grant and she presented Trauma Informed Care to all Harborview Inpatient Psychiatry staff in 2014. Nancy works on the Harborview Psychiatric ICU on the Peer Bridger team.
Lunch will not be provided.
Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Employed certified peer counselors will be given first priority. Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@HoldingtheHope.com.
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