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Community Workshop: Self Care, Nutrition, & Wellness as a Service Provider
6 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
About this Event
In this workshop, participants will learn about general nutrition and exercise; “life hacks” for both, including a trick to power napping. We will talk about not just what self-care is and how to practice it, but the why, the actual science, behind it.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own stress response systems, tells of over stress, and identify what helps to regulate them. The workshop will explore self-care techniques, what gets in the way, and how to avoid compassion fatigue and other hardships service providers face.
As a class, we will go over simple shifts that can lead to great health changes; mentally, physically, and spiritually. Participants will leave with a completed and mapped self-care plan as well as free fitness resources and access to a number of recommendations from books to podcasts to social support groups.
This workshop targets providers themselves. One of the biggest hardships we see in working with traumatized populations such as CSEC individuals is the emotional weight it has on the service providers.
We see mental, emotional, and physical distress amongst our providers as care providers fall into caring so much for others that they neglect themselves. In high stress, high stakes work such as this, we must ensure that our care takers care for themselves as well. This workshop is designed to educate, empower, and encourage our service providers to increase the sustainability of their service/work. The stronger we can keep our care providers, the more healing they can provide to our survivors.
Workshop led by Ami Davis.
Ami Davis is the Founder and CEO of The Acadami; a Development Consulting Firm dedicated to both Professional and Personal Development.
Ami combines educational lecture with personal story telling, humor, and action items to create a truly transformative and immediately helpful training experience. As a self-identified Queer Person of Faith, Ami does not shy away from “hard to discuss” topics in the various intersections experienced by GSM (Gender and Sexual Minorities) communities.
Her grace, humor, and keen knowledge keep audiences connected and feeling part of an experience by creating an equitable and safe learning environment for ALL folks; she encourages open and honest dialogue; facilitates connection; and engages with the audience in mutual respect, compassion, patience, and understanding.
Ami’s mission is to leave the world better than she found it and she operates on the whole-hearted belief that we can all work together to Make it Hard to Hate™.