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Thu, Jul 29


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Self-Regulation Using Energy Practices for Providers and Caregivers Supporting System Involved Youth

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

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Self-Regulation Using Energy Practices for Providers and Caregivers Supporting System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2021, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Training Description

During the intense circumstances over the last year and a quarter, many people have experienced increased levels of fight or flight/sympathetic dominance and so strategies to address fear, anger, overwhelm and stress are needed to effectively support system involved youth. In this class participants will have a chance to talk about their experiences over the last several months, explore how they can better help themselves and the system involved youth they support manage stress now and when things return to the “new” normal. They will learn simple somatic, sensory motor and energetic practices they can both use to regulate their own nervous systems and also teach system involved youth and families. Material will be taught through lecture, small group discussion, large group and dyadic practice.

Learning Objective

  • Explain how stress negatively impacts the nervous system of system involved youth and families;
  • Implement at least four new practices;
  • Articulate a plan for self-regulation when system involved youth are in crisis.


12:30pm – 12:45pm Introductions, opening exercise

12:45pm – 1:15pm How have you been handling stress in your personal and professional life in the past few weeks.

1:15 pm -1:45pm How Stress and Trauma Impact the Nervous System & How Energy Medicine and Tapping impact the nervous system and address stress and trauma

1:45pm – 2:30pm Somatic, sensory motor and energy practice Techniques – group and dyadic practice

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:45pm – 4:00pm Energy Psychology Techniques - group and dyadic practice

4:00pm – 4:30pm Develop Plan for Self-Regulation

4:30pm 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 (3.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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