Fri, Dec 11 | Online Event

Nervous System Regulation for Providers and System-Involved Clients in Times of Crisis During the Holiday Season

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Nervous System Regulation for Providers and System-Involved Clients in Times of Crisis During the Holiday Season

Time & Location

Dec 11, 2020, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

During this intense period of the COVID-19 Pandemic and protests against racial injustice, so many people have experience increased levels of fight or flight/sympathetic dominance. We all need strategies to address our fear, anger, overwhelm and stress. The holiday season tends to bring on extra stress for both providers and the families with whom they work. It is unclear what this will look like during the Pandemic, but it is likely to be even more difficult. In this class participants will have a chance to talk about their experiences over the last many months, explore how they can better help themselves and their clients manage stress during a Pandemic holiday season. They will learn simple exercises from the field of energy medicine and energy psychology which they can use to regulate their own nervous systems and teach to system involved youth and families. Material will be taught through lecture, small group discussion, large group and dyadic practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how stress negatively impacts the nervous system;
  • Implement at least four energy medicine techniques;
  • Teach at least four energy medicine techniques to their clients;
  • Articulate a plan for self-regulation when in a crisis;
  • Develop a plan to support their clients through the holiday


9:30am–10:00am Introductions, opening exercise

10:00am–10:30am Definitions: crisis, stress, holiday stress

10:30am–11:00am How have you been handling stress in your personal and professional life since the Pandemic began and how do you usually manage stress during the holidays?

11:00am–11:30am How Stress and Trauma Impact the Nervous System & How Energy Medicine and Tapping impact the nervous system and address stress and trauma

11:30am-12:00pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:00pm–1:30pm Energy Medicine Techniques – group and dyadic practice

1:30pm– 2:00pm Develop Plan for self-regulation and stress management during the holiday for self and specific clients - individual, small and large group share

2:00pm Adjourn

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, Diplomat in Comprehensive Energy Psychology, has taught helping professionals to recognize and address symptoms of both trauma and vicarious traumatization in a variety of mental health and social services settings over the past 15 years. She has integrated this work with a variety of holistic, energetic and creative interventions including at the 2015 and 2016 conferences of the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

This course meets the qualifications for (4.00) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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