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Connecticut Counseling Association - Networking Event

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Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street

Davis Hall Room 101

New Haven, CT 06515

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** MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND **

Free for CCA Members, Non-Members and all Students. CEs awarded to CCA members only. You may join CCA at the event, too!


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Agenda:

9:00 - 9:15 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 9:45 Welcome and Activity

(presentation by Michael Shavel, CCA President, and other CCA Leaders)

9:45 - 10:15 Activity:

Examining Our Vision for 2020 and Beyond

(presentation by Pat Giordano, co-chair of CCA Strategic Planning Committee)

10:15 - 11:45 Presentation:

Creating Peaceful Warriors: Utilizing Yogic Philosophy in Preparing Ourselves & Mentees for Social Justice* (presentation by Misty Ginicola; Continuing education credits offered as described below)

11:45 - 12:00 Closing Remarks

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Creating Peaceful Warriors: Utilizing Yogic Philosophy in Preparing Ourselves & Mentees for Social Justice*

Presenter: Misty M. Ginicola, Ph.D., LPC, CA-RYT-200

As counselors and counselor educators/supervisors, we are tasked with not only preparing future counselors, but also future advocates, which includes being able to have courageous conversations with others, including those from oppositional viewpoints. In order to create more peaceful interactions bringing social change through changing attitudes, this workshop addresses elements of effective advocacy conversations and provides specific resources to use in the preparation of self and mentees. Reflecting on real interactions designed to challenge negative attitudes towards LGBTQI+ persons, the reaction from those in the opposition that reflect ignorance, dismissiveness, and hostility is discussed. As we engage in advocacy, these interactions can be emotionally triggering, overwhelming, and cause our autonomic system to respond to a sense of threat. From this fight/flight/freeze state, we are very likely to respond in unproductive ways, (e.g., disengaging, insulting), which can result in setting back our social justice efforts. Although modern neurobiology has established the impact of the fight/flight/flee response, scientific yogic theory, as reflected in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali and its commentaries, directly discusses the impact of triggers and provides specific resources to break these cycles. This workshop presents the utility of several of the 8 branches of yoga (e.g., yamas/niyamas[ethical principles], asanas[postures], pranayama[breathing], dhyana[meditations]) and 13 specific strategies in lowering the autonomic system and choosing right action in advocacy efforts. These approaches directly increase self-awareness, empathy, understanding, and engagement in advocacy in ethical and productive ways.

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* Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 clock hours may be earned

Free for CCA Members, non-members and Students. CEs awarded to CCA members only.

The Connecticut Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2007. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Connecticut Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

*Clock hours may be awarded if sessions are attended in their entirety, a completed Evaluation Form is submitted prior to leaving the event, and the attendee is a current member of CCA. Participants will be able to receive up to 1.5 clock hours. If the participant is not a CCA member, no CEs will be granted; therefore CCA membership is encouraged. Individuals may apply for membership at: www.ccacounseling.com








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