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Irene Greene MSED Greene Growth & Training LLC

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LGBTQA+ Political Trauma Stress: Turn Anxiety, Fear and Anger into Connection, Self-Care and Resistance: Sat., 9/23 at 9-1230.
This workshop is specifically designed for folks who identify as LGBTQA+ to ddress Political Trauma Stress and Personal Wellness. A skill-sharing workshop to connect with other like-minded people who are in need of fortifying their self-care and increasing extra support during these unpredictable and frightening social-political times. Oppression Fatigue as it relates to the current social-political climate will be explored in safe and open ways. Improve your sustainable self-care, health and well-being. Keep the revolution healthy.

$25. No one turned away for inability to pay.

Registration: Space is limited. You must be registered through this Eventbrite site to attend and to hold your spot.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/post-inauguration-self-care-connection-for-lovely-humans-tickets-29769800274

Fee: $25/person
Two ways to pay:
(1) Register & pay at the Eventbrite site. (Eventbrite will add on their fees.)
(2) No one will be turned away for inability to pay. If you are not able to pay anything or need to make payment arrangements please email me at irenegreene122@gmail.com.

Agenda:
A. Overview
1. Share thoughts and feelings about the current social - political climate
2. How is the current climate impacting your physical, emotional, psychological health and well-being, and your sense of safety in the world? Are you feeling increased anxiety, fear, helplessness, confusion or anger? Other?
3. Share how participants’ various degrees of privilege and oppression experiences are impacting them during these times
4. Assess your current self-care and well-being habits – quick personal assessment

B. The impacts of “Political Trauma Stress Disorder” – (“PTSD-II”)
1. Discuss the definitions of trauma, PTSD, oppression fatigue, and PTSD-II*
2. Explore the links between the current social – political climate and “PTSD-II,” trauma/PTSD, and oppression fatigue*
3. Learn the science behind our brain and body’s reactions to threats (perceived or real)
4. Understand the natural psycho-physical primal self-protection reactions of fight, flight, flee and freeze
5. Learn scientifically proven methods to calm our bodies and gain more agency over our emotions of anxiety and fear

C. Understand and develop your personal self-care:
1. Identify your definition of self-care
2. Explore how/if your definition of self-cares matches your current care and the person who you want to be
3. Explore what interferes with you doing the self-care you want to do
4. Explore what self-compassion means to you and its relationship to fostering increased self-care
5. Explore how to further integrate self-compassion and your personal values into your self-care intentions and plans
6. Learn and share self-help skills, strategies and ideas
7. Discuss “14 Free Self-Care Strategies”
8. Come away with an actual "My Self Care Plan for the Socially Conscious"
9. Resources (books, online sites, articles and blogs) on big and little ways to resist, connect and get through the next 3.5 years.

* Irene has “invented” the phrases and definitions of “oppression fatigue” and “PTSD-II.” PTSD-II is not an official diagnosis in the DSM manual of mental health diagnosis.

Other workshops & Groups Offered by Irene: www.irenegreene.com


"Addressing Stress, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue for LGBTQA+ Mental Health and Social Service Workers" Sat., 8/26 @ 1-5:30; $80. CEU forms available, 4 to 4.5 CEUs. This workshop is an opportunity for socially conscious mental health and social service providers, nurses, and other related helpers who identify as LGBTQA+ to join together to create a safe and confidential space to: talk about the personal an professional impacts of the current political climate; identify and assess our own burn-out, secondary trauma, and oppression and compassion fatigue potential; assess our personal and professional self-care habits, and learn sustaining self-care strategies. Come away with concrete "Personal and Professional Wellness & Self-Care Plans for the Socially Conscious"

"LGBTQA+ Relationship: Staying Connected When You Have Kids" Workshop Sat., 9/9/17, 9-430pm
"LGBTQA+ Relationship Workshop: Balancing Each of Our Needs" Sat., 10/28/17; 9-430pm

14 week 2017 SUPPORT GROUPS offered by Irene:
$50/session. Some sliding fee slots. Contact Irene for more information and waiting list information.
"General Issues Support Group" Mondays, 4-515pm
"Sexual Abuse Healing & Support Group for Women" Wednesdays, 430-545pm
"Coming Out Group for Women" Starts July 2017
"LGBTQA+ Relationship Skills Support Group" Starts June 2017
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2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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