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What is sacred space? How do we create it for ourselves? How do we find healing, wellness and joy in a rapidly changing world? Drawing from a broad knowledge base in sociology, addiction and recovery, trauma theory, metaphysics, holistic healing, and the creative arts this workshop aims to facilitate a deeper sense of self-awareness. Our goal is to tap into intuitive guidance and practice self-care using techniques of centering, mindfulness and shielding. By fusing therapeutic techniques with alternative and traditional spiritual practices, we can begin to carve out space to breathe, grow and thrive.
Burnout, stress, fear, shame, and compassion fatigue are part of human living. in the helping professions human service providers are on the frontlines of urgent care. Parenting, and caregiving duties may further compound the impact of diminishing resources. Oppressive gender-culture norms can encourage self-neglect, other-directedness and codependency. Ideologies of professionalism and bureaucratic rituals too, may condemn self-care as irrelevant, even self-indulgent. Who takes care of you?
Using tools of reflection, journaling, meditation, prayer, and energy healing, we can carve out a program of self-care. The art of loving, self-healing and self-actualization is a lifelong creative process. Today we will explore the possibilities.
Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individualsCustomer Service
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University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.
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Donna Gaines, LMSW, Ph.D., has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Her work has been published in underground fanzines, numerous trade and scholarly collections, professional journals and textbooks. Subjects have included music, tattoos, youth, guns, pornography, TV talk shows, suburbia, spirituality, gender culture, technology and intergenerational love. Gaines has a Ph.D. in Sociology, and a Masters degree in Social Work. An international expert on youth violence and culture, Dr. Gaines has been interviewed extensively in newspapers, for documentaries, on radio and television. She has provided consulting services to attorneys defending young people in death penalty trials, to community leaders, school administrators, clergy, to producers and reporters in the print and broadcast media in the United States, Canada and Europe. A dynamic and popular public speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator, Gaines has taught sociology at Barnard College of Columbia University and the Graduate Faculty of New School University. Since 2013 Gaines has mentored students in social science, youth, and music studies at SUNY Empire State College.
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The Woman in the Water
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Father Thomas Keating and The Dalai Lama
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