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Sonoma County Resiliency Collaborative A Practical Approach to Post-Wildlife Resilience and Wellbeing

The traumatic events of the North Bay wildfires affect our emotional and physical health, social functioning, and overall well-being, both as individuals and as a community. Unresolved, they can damage our health and limit our potential to rebuild a strong community.

Join diverse Sonoma County leaders and representatives to participate in dynamic workshop where you will practice tools for effectively addressing personal and team stress after the fires, network with peers, and learn about an evidence-based program to rebuild a resilient, self-healing, and inclusive Sonoma County.

Dates, Location, and Time:

Dates: July 26, 2018

Time: 9:00am- 2:00pm (lunch provided)

Location: The Finley Community Center

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the connection between traumatic events and emotional, physical, and social distress and dysfunction;
  • Explore the connection between traumatic events and emotional, physical, and social distress and dysfunction;
  • Experience the benefits of coming together and sharing in a group;
  • Learn about CMBM’s community-led model for transforming devastating trauma into an opportunity for promoting individual and community healing.

Join us on this journey to rebuild our community’s well-being and hope for the future!


The Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative Steering Group Includes:

  • The Hanna Institute
  • KRCB
  • Petaluma Health Care District
  • Redwood Community Health Coalition
  • Restorative Resources
  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Sonoma County Department of Health Services
  • West County Health Centers

The Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative has also been adopted as a strategy by Sonoma County Health Action.

The Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative is working in partnership across our community and with the Center for Mind Body Medicine, whose curriculum will be the foundation for the program.

Our Growing Network of Interested Community Partners Includes:

Catholic Charities, Center for Well-Being, City of Santa Rosa Office of Community Engagement, Council on Aging, Daily Acts, Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire, North Bay Leadership Council, North Bay Organizing Project, Petaluma People Services, Redwood Empire Foodbank, ROC Sonoma County, Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa Fire Department, Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resilience, Sutter Health, West County Community Services, Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative, YWCA

Workshop Faculty

James Gordon, MD
Founder and Executive Director, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC

Read Dr Gordon’s bio

Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA, Integrative Health Nurse, Clinical Research Nurse, Veterans Administration, San Francisco, California, USA

Read this faculty member’s bio


About The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) was founded in 1991 by psychiatrist James S. Gordon, M.D. In the years since, CMBM has become a worldwide leader in making self-care, group support, and community-building central to all healthcare, the training of health professionals, and the education of children. CMBM has focused on providing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most intractable and complex psychological and physical problems. Dr. Gordon, and CMBM’s 130 faculty have developed programs for population-wide trauma healing in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Haiti, with New York City firefighters post 9/11, in post-Katrina New Orleans, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, in post-Harvey Houston, and with war traumatized U.S. veterans.

CMBM has worked with schools and school systems around the world to bring our life-affirming model of self-awareness, self-care and group support to students and parents, teachers and staff.


Please email with any questions.

The community resilience workshops are made possible with generous support from the Tipping Point Community Emergency Relief Fund.

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