Do you shame yourself, or look down on others, for behaviors that harm your health and well-being? This workshop will name toxic stress as one of the root causes of unhealthy behaviors. We will explore effective ways to address negative coping patterns by accepting them as survival driven; then look at ways to shift the balance to healthier skills. Being able to name and validate our experiences and the tools we've used to survive is part of healing and recovering from trauma. Learning that we can write a new narrative and change our responses to life is empowering and liberating. These practices of naming, validating and moving to healthier practices support wholeness, growth, and recovery in our personal and professional lives.
Guest Faculty: Rebecca Bryan, DNP, is an adult nurse practitioner whose passion is raising interprofessional awareness about trauma-informed approaches to care. In 2012 she founded the UrbanPromise Wellness Center in Camden, NJ, with evidence-based initiatives grounded in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research. Dr. Bryan is currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing and has 20 years of experience working in the primary care setting, as well as experience working with pastors at Credo wellness conferences. She has educated interprofessional audiences about the impact of childhood adversity on health, behavior, and social consequences across the lifespan.
Supported in part by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
This Resiliency Series is specially offered for community members and organizations who through their work are First Responders or are involved with those affected by the Substance Use Crisis in Philadelphia. The stress of caring for others can affect our bodies and minds. This free virtual series is here to support our workplaces and community and is open to anyone.
For information on Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), visit #TakeCarePHL at https://www.philadelphiaaces.org/sts. Visit the Events page to sign up for notifications of future events.