The past two years have stirred up so much for all of us. How do you deal with climate change, racism, and an overall sense of exhaustion from ongoing crises? You may be experiencing a variety of emotions and responses right now – anxiety, anger, hopelessness, and also compassion and the urge to connect. This is appropriate and normal, especially since life has been upended and things have been changing so much.
This special event, Rooted In Your Own Resilience, opens with a talk by Maija West of the Healing and Reconciliation Institute along with Stephen Vincent Arveno of the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County. Laura M. Ridenour, MA, SEP, a food and agriculture sociologist with research experience in human dimensions of disaster and recovery, will facilitate. Chad Reznicek MA, LPC, Behavioral Health Specialist and Colorado AgrAbility project lead for 13 western states, will present on neuroscience and resources for trauma responses practices specific to the agriculturalist experience. Elena Velez of Community Restorative Trainings (CRT) is Certified Health Care Interpreter and Spanish translator who will represent community health workers/promotores with mindfulness and wellness practices.
Participants will learn, self-reflect, dialogue in small groups, gain practices that help you return to nature’s rhythms and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal. Everyone is welcome to join us to connect to your embodied sense of safety, so you can more effectively advocate for yourself and others.
Spanish interpretation available.