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Getting Grounded

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The Highland Country Club

1922 Highland Heights

London, Ontario N6C 2T4

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Presented by Michel Jones, MSW, RSW

In direct service work we often work with clients who are stuck or trapped in complicated emotional and social situations, leaving them feeling overwhelmed, helpless and angry or scared. We may not be able to help them turn these difficulties around in the short run. Clients then face having to dig in and struggle through whatever adversity comes their way or sink under the strain. Using recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods, this workshop will provide practical tools that front-line workers can use to help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy. Whether the client is a first-time user of a service (drop in centre, shelter) or a frequent consumer (severe and persistent mental health, residential program).


Participants will learn:

- How threat reactions can trigger different parts of the brain (the primitive brainstem, the emotional limbic system and the rational pre-frontal cortex

- How to help clients recognize when they are using “bottom-up” or “top-down” in reaction to stressful situations

- How to use the appropriate tools to keep the client within their “window of tolerance”

- How to find and use self-compassion methods

- How to use these same tools into our own work to support ourselves.

This is an experiential workshop – be prepared to work (and have fun!)

$200 +hst- includes registration fee, handouts, a continental breakfast and lunch. Parking is free.

FOR DETAILS, visit www.SOSWorkshops.ca

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