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Getting Grounded

We may not be able to help them turn these difficulties around in the short run. Clients then face having to dig in and struggle through whatever adversity comes their way or sink under the strain. 

Using recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods, this workshop will provide practical tools that front-line workers can use to help disregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy. Whether the client is a first time user of a service (drop in centre, shelter) or a frequent consumer (severe and persistent mental health, residential program), this workshop will offer clear, straightforward strategies for base-line stabilization. 

Participants will review tools such as: 
• Breath retraining
• Radical Acceptance
• Distraction from Self-Destructive Behaviour
• Self-Soothing Skills
• Containment imagery
• Relaxation techniques
• Visualization protocols 

Participants will learn: 
• How threat reactions can trigger different parts of the brain (the primitive brainstem, the emotional limbic system and the rational pre-frontal cortex) 
• How to help clients recognize when they are using “bottom-up” or “top-down” in reaction to stressful situations 
• How to use the appropriate tools to keep the client within their “window of tolerance” 
• How to find and use self-compassion methods 

This is an experiential workshop be prepared to work (and have fun!)

         Date: May 24, 2019

        Time: 9 AM to 4:30 PM

        Location: Community Door, 601-7700 Hurontario St., Brampton

Content warning

Trauma related training covers sensitive topics which may be difficult intellectually and emotionally and may be triggering for some people. Videos and real case studies are part of these trainings and the content may include references to topics such as sexual abuse, self-harm, violence, eating disorders and other mental health issues or traumatic events.

If you are experiencing problems with your mental well-being (e.g., anxiety, depression, insomnia etc.) we recommend you consult with your preferred health care professional before deciding to register for this workshop.

If you are a survivor of an attempt or a survivor of suicide loss within the last 18 months, the topics discussed during training may be very difficult and/or triggering for you.

If at any time during your training you are feeling triggered please consult the facilitator(s) or contact 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin at 905-278-9036 or toll free at 1-888-811-2222. 

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Getting Grounded

In direct service work we often work with clients who are stuck or trapped in complicated emotional and social situations, leaving them feeling overwhelmed, helpless and angry or scared. Cost: $195 + HST = $220.35






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