Finding our way back

An Experiential Practice for Clinicians to Support Clients in Emerging

  • Starts Jun 25
  • 125 US dollars

Service Description

Clinicians practicing in 2020 and 2021 have been working through unprecedented levels of difficulty, particularly in terms of simultaneously experiencing the stressors of living with the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated isolation along with their clients. As the pandemic seems to be coming closer to an end in the U.S. and many of the isolating guidelines are being lifted, clinicians are faced with navigating their own grief, fears and hopes for the moment while assisting clients in doing the same. There are abundant challenges associated with this work and little existing guidance to help us navigate them. This program seeks to aid participants in experiential work to further their own healing and offer collaborative wisdom about helping clients to do the same. The course will offer practical tools for promoting a sense of safety and healing through movement as well as talk and writing exercises. Participants will work to get in touch with their own experience of the pandemic, connect with one another to share in community and engage in intentional movement to access emotional growth and directions for finding the way forward. Guidance from research about working with clients through shared trauma will be presented and elaborated upon. This course will be presented in a yoga studio space, and participants are encouraged to bring yoga mats. Props will be provided. If participating in a chair is needed or preferred, one will be provided - please contact the instructor to ensure the space will be prepared for you in this way. There are approximately ten outdoor steps that must be climbed in order to enter the learning space. Program Objectives: Participants successfully completing this program will be able to: Discuss how to apply existing research to practice with clients around supporting their return to a less-restricted life after pandemic Describe ways to assist clients in managing anxiety through guided movement practices Formulate interventions for supporting clients in processing pandemic-related grief Identify ways to apply strategies for managing their own emotional experience while working with clients who are experiencing similar stressors to their own Course Schedule: 9:00-9:30AM - Introductions and activities to become present and open 9:30-10:30 - Presentation of concepts from research around shared trauma and discussion of these 10:30-12:00 - Guided exercises and reflection in the group 12:00-12:30 - Closing process and re

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Contact Details

  • 501 South Narberth Avenue, Merion Station, PA, USA

    jessiemtimmons@gmail.com