Trauma and Resilience By Kristen Albert, Ed.D.
How are you taking care of yourself in these ongoing days of Pandemic?
By now it’s practically become cliché, but at the risk of being so I’ll say it anyway: it’s been quite a year…and now we’re into year two. We’ve entered the second year of the pandemic, and while there is hope on the horizon with vaccines now available for everyone ages 16 and up in PA, there are still so many things that are up in the air. “When will things get back to normal?” “What does ‘normal’ even mean now?” The Pandemic has been difficult on so many levels.
But what may not be so obvious to you, as you have worked to stay afloat these many months, is that all of us –even those of us who have been blessed with health and stability – all of us have experienced “trauma.” What? Really? Yes, and it was news to me too.
Early in 2021, Pastor Carla Christopher Wilson and I created an offering for adult education at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lancaster to focus our hearts and minds on spiritual resilience for the new year. We knew that folks needed to recognize that what we were experiencing (anxiety, interrupted sleep, and even difficulty focusing, and many other responses) could actually be our bodies responding to trauma. To stay engaged and healthy through these times requires an understanding of trauma and a toolbox of awareness and practices to equip ourselves so we can develop our resilience for the unknowns that lay ahead.
Pastor Carla and I invite you to invest a few hours on yourself and register for our online offering Trauma and Resilience: A Journey Towards Healing. You can engage it at your own pace and at a time that works for you. Discover what you may not have recognized as pandemic-related trauma. Learn how to create safe spaces for yourself and others in these trying times. Engage in centering prayer and reflection designed to help you to consider a myriad of ways to grow in resilience. Care for yourself so that you can continue to care and shepherd others. And God will continue to be there with you in all of it. Thanks be to God!
Kris is a leadership and life coach by profession, and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lancaster, PA. You can reach out to Kris by email at kristen@LiveWorkSatisfied.com.
Online Learning: Trauma and Resilience: A Journey Towards Healing with Dr. Kristen Albert and the Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson
While we know that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it more than its fair share of uncertainty and trauma, so too did other conditions of 2020 – the economy, politics, isolation, and so much more. Whether we realized it or not, many of us have experienced a degree of trauma resulting from the volatility, uncertainty, and complexity of this time.
In the first part of this two-part program, Trauma and Resilience: A Journey Towards Healing, you will explore how life has changed, what trauma looks like, and gain an understanding and awareness of how trauma shows up in our bodies and our behaviors.
In the second part of the program, you will learn what it takes to create safe and healthy spaces, and how to create space and conditions for resilience in your relationships, routines, and self-care. Experience opportunities to engage in mindful and centering practices and centering prayer and create your vision and plan for taking care of yourself in traumatic times.
Frequency: Self-paced. Recommended length: 14-21 days
Pre-work required: None
Method of Delivery: Asynchronous with opportunities for interaction with other participants and facilitators throughout the course of the program.
Cost: $30 per person.
Start Date: Rolling Open Enrollment. https://turningpointsllc.dreamseedo.org/ Direct link: https://turningpointsllc.dreamseedo.org/c/4654
Begin any time. Pay by CC at Point of Sale.
Questions? Contact Kristen@LiveWorkSatisfied.com, or call 717-371-2994