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Rewiring Our Brains After Loss

An Overcoming Compassion Fatigue Workshop

"Rewiring our Brains" is the next workshop in our Overcoming Compassion Fatigue for Christian Caregivers Series. Being there for others is so important, but it can be challenging. We see so much pain around us. And if we are not careful, we often take that pain on.

People often have heightened expectations of us and we often have heightened expectations of ourselves, too. 


Meaningful self-care strategies are essential in order to stay energized and continue to serve others in what can often be heart-wrenching work. Too often, we receive self-care advice that suggests that we take time off, go for a walk or run, or some other pleasant but simplistic solution. We know that while a warm bath or a hot cup of tea can be soothing, in addition, it's essential to have meaningful rituals and strategies to replenish and to be able to enjoy your own life and family when so much of your time is spent devoted to others.

 

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Click the first link below to download a flyer you can share with friends. Click the second link to Register & Pay for the workshop.

As professionals, we are great at caring for those around us and often put ourselves last. Self-care is not selfish, it’s vital! We have to refill our own tanks every day and especially when we have experienced a personal or professional loss. 


In the first half of the workshop, led by Vernicia Green, you will learn how the brain rewires itself after loss. The second half of the workshop, led by Candace Wheeler, we will create Journey Stones, a ritual experiential activity Stones, to help us heal.

Objectives:

  • How the brain understands loss

  • Attachment bonds

  • Tools to rewire your brain after loss

Who should attend?

  • Paid and volunteer caretakers

  • Those in every aspect of ministry

Date:        Friday, June 7, 2024

Time:        2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Place:       The Falls Church Anglican

                 6565 Arlington Road

                 Falls Church, VA

Fee:          $65.00

                 Maximum attendance is 30 people, in-person only

 

Facilitators: Vernicia Green, MA

                    Candace Wheeler, LPC, CDBT, NCC

Touchstones: A Collective Journey

Touchstone Journey invites a circle of innovation and practice

of art transforming grief & loss with Touchstones as a way to

connect deeply to ourselves and each other. There are many

layers to grief & loss and healing. From individual to relational,

family, community and systemic layers, legacies of grief & loss

ripple generations back. Actions of healing can ripple

generations forward. This project welcomes a "learning lab"

investigating Touchstones as an anchor for healing, from the

cellular to the systemic. 


We will conclude with a candle light ceremony using our

touchstones to bring individual and collective healing. 

Facilitators
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Vernicia T. Green brings over 20 years of leadership experience as a Client Services Director in the pregnancy medical clinic sector, alongside her role as a Certified Traumatologist with Green Cross School of Traumatology. She also has a Master's Degree in Human Services Counseling from Regent University. She has provided leadership training in crisis response across South Africa, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Her empathetic approach has made significant impacts on those experiencing grief, guiding many towards healing.

Candace Wheeler is a licensed professional counselor and founder and executive director of Restoration 1:99 & Eden Products. In addition to her clinical training, she has also completed courses in: 

Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management

Holistic Cancer Care

Becoming an Herbalist

Botanical Skin Care

Herbs for ADHD, Cognition & Focus

Herbal Support During Pregnancy

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