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Bounce Back

Cultivate Your Resiliency

  • 1 hour

Workshop Description

OVERVIEW After surviving any adverse experience, positive emotions can feel dangerous for some people. The nervous system interprets them as a threat, and they may begin to panic, freeze, or dissociate.” This is a normal response to an abnormal experience.” You can cope with any situation by developing your emotional intelligence and skills without making it worse. The sympathetic nervous system is one of the central neural pathways activated by stress and can be continuously activated without the normal counteraction of the parasympathetic nervous system in situations associated with chronic stress, such as the Covid-19 pandemic. However, effective techniques can help bring us back to equilibrium. It is critical to increase your awareness and understanding of what is happening and learn more about factors and skills that promote and preserve your health and well-being during this time. The Bounce Back workshop focuses on developing emotional awareness by identifying when we are emotionally activated and how emotions physically manifest. This course intends to cover educational materials to increase the use of adaptive coping strategies when faced with various challenges and present-focused coping skills to help participants attain safety in their minds. SPECIFICATIONS The course runs for 12 weeks consecutively. 60-minutes each week. Homework will be assigned as an opportunity to apply the new skills you learn. TARGET AUDIENCE During times of crisis, chaos, and traumatic experiences, we enter “survival mode.” When we experience trauma, like a pandemic, the survival brain grows brighter, reacting impulsively for self-preservation. Executive problem-solving skills are dimmed in the interest of immediate safety. SOME SIGNS YOU MAY BE IN “SURVIVAL BRAIN” • Increased emotional expression or dysregulation – often crying, aggression, yelling, depression, etc. • Withdrawn or isolated from others: May stop doing activities they enjoy or engaging in conversations. • Trouble trusting others: lying, stealing, or keeping secrets. • Jumpy, more on edge. • Zoning out, losing focus, not hearing others call out It can be hard to know when you’re in survival brain – especially during prolonged periods of communal trauma, like during a global pandemic. INCLUDED IN GROUP TRAINING Handouts & Worksheets are provided weekly Coping Kit Materials Certificate of completion FEES & REGISTRATION The facilitator will customize the program to meet your specific needs


If you have any questions please contact us

1-403-700-1431

eboni@risinginhope.org


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