Workshop Summary / Outline
This workshop offers professionals new and uniquely powerful content to assist clients with unpacking the emotions and trauma of a pandemic experience. This will provide the practitioner with new resources, perspectives, and skills (many concrete takeaways) to help address what has been called the next pandemic, “the mental health pandemic.”
We will explore the impact of living in a new reality – a pandemic experience. This new reality is that the threat of a virus can be present almost any time, any place, anywhere. As a result, the individual (be it client, patient, or practitioner) is subject to contracting it, leaving their safety and well-being at risk.
Subsequently, there is a plethora of challenges over a wide spectrum of society that impacts most any individual on a mental and emotional level, many of whom may or may not be conscious of it at any given moment.
NOTE: There will be a number of exercises throughout the presentation to assist with integrating the content.
This presentation includes an extensive digital manual - all PowerPoint slides, practitioner manual and client handouts.
1 - This presentation will explore in some detail the mental/emotional challenges related to various pandemic issues such as:
2 - This presentation will integrate basic mindfulness, as well as unique mindfulness skills to assist in addressing pandemic issues. This will include:
3 - Exploration of the impact of secondary trauma on clinicians and the mental and emotional byproducts of this, along with suggestions for self-care.
4 - Investigate more thoroughly the “core” underlying issues are in relation to the stress of pandemic issues and go beyond the symptoms.
5 - Pandemic fatigue and its source will be examined; as well as, investigate and address mental and emotional content underlying the fatigue itself.
6 - Included throughout the presentation is an examination of how the individual is being “triggered” mentally and emotionally by the presence of a virus or by the pandemic experience itself. This will include:
7 - Using the pandemic as a springboard, this unique content will assist the practitioner with uncovering and identifying the client’s deeper therapeutic issues. We will explore:
Full disclosure: The examination of this content will involve looking more deeply into the deeper issues of a pandemic on a mental and emotional level, as well the its’ aftereffects. Therefore, the content being presented has the potential to trigger an individual’s history of trauma. The participant should consider the potential challenges or risks involved in this type of content BEFORE registering for this workshop.
If you have questions regarding the content, please contact David directly at 440-708-8028.
PART TWO - Mindfulness and the Art of Letting Go