Self-Attuning to Our Emotional Activation
Tending to our own Wounds While Supporting the Healing of Others
March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2023
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Online via Zoom
How might we increase our self-awareness and inquiry into the therapeutic dynamics and situations that activate us as providers? How might we be able to support our own emotional needs and healing to better support the therapeutic needs of our colleagues and the young people we serve?
What is this?
Join us for four sessions designed for service providers who want to engage in reflective inquiry on how the experiences we’ve lived through impacts and informs our ability to provide responsive [school] mental health services for others. Grounded attunement to the wellness of our colleagues, communities and the people we serve as they recover and renew after a crisis requires our own ability to care for ourselves. It is difficult to provide support and guidance after times of crisis if we don’t have the space to notice and inquire into the ways our personal unhealed trauma surfaces when witnessing and providing care for the healing of others.
Why are we offering this?
Our ability to provide trauma-informed care and establish healthy therapeutic relationships is greatly predicated on where we are at in our own ability to regulate and know our own activators.
Without the space, support and tools to move beyond the harms of our own lived experience, it is quite possible that we lead with our own emotional interests rather than that of the greater good. Without acknowledging, reframing and healing our own hurts, as service providers, we run the risk of internalizing the behaviors and needs of others, miss important signs, operate from a compromised parasympathetic nervous system or find ourselves stuck in a self-defeating stress response such as fight, flight, freeze, fawn or countertransference.
These heavy and pivotal knowings require a brave space to examine, unpack and explore.
What will this feel like?
Explore with SCRR and a roster of expert guest clinical supervisors the ways in which we might transform harm and hurt into emotionally corrective experiences for ourselves and our communities, promote our relational interdependence and cultivate the conditions within our school communities that allows us to be both human AND boundaried.
Each session will spotlight a guest who will share their own attunement and activation strategies and therapeutic modalities and participants will engage in peer reflective supervision.
Session themes coming soon!
- March 1, 2023
- March 8, 2023
- March 15, 2023
- March 22, 2023
Together we will…
- Create a brave, generative, and regulating space for educators and service providers to explore the interconnection between lived experience and their current ability to uphold trauma informed engagement.
- Engage in community valued, trauma informed regulation strategies that positively impact the process of recovery and renewal.
- Imagine new ways of incorporating recovery and renewal activities into therapeutic intervention, classrooms and curriculum, peer and student interactions, meeting structures and personal lives.
Note: this workshop is designed with the assumption that participants are entering with a baseline understanding of trauma & resilience & trauma informed care.
- Service providers who work in schools (school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, case managers, mentors, therapists, restorative justice coordinators, retention coordinators, advisors, deans)
- Service providers who work with or for school cultures and climates (e.g., coordinators, CBO partners, consultants, program staff)
Note: this program is specifically designed for those who have or are experiencing big things or crisis and are involved or charged with leading a school or community through and after that big thing or crisis (e.g., you live in a community who experienced a tornado and are involved with service providing while going through the tornado aftermath yourself).
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this program eligible for Continuing Education Hours (CEH)? Yes. Two (2) Continuing Education Hours will be available for purchase for $25.00 and be offered for LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, CCAPP & RN licenses.
- Will this offering be recorded? No
- Do I need to attend all four main sessions? Yes, and especially if you want to receive CEHs!
- Who can I contact if I have additional questions? Email us at scrr [at] cars-rp.org with “Self-Attuning” in the subject line.
Facilitator & Faculty
Oriana Ides (she/her), MA, LPCCI, PPS
SCRR Field Coach
Oriana Ides is the School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS, who approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design. Her work to forge a more just world is motivated by and dedicated to Amilca Ysabel Mouton Fuentes.
Guest faculty will be listed shortly.