We design and modify workshops to meet the specific needs of your organization. They can vary in length from two hours to a full day and can be tailored for both youth and adults.
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Designed to appeal to anyone who wants to improve their enjoyment of life and work, and develop a specific self-care plan. This workshop can be customized to any workplace that experienced a specific stressor, event, or difficult scenario (such as the death or serious injury of a colleague, significant workplace change, downsizing, or unique pressures of care-giving workforce such as health care, social services
Through the use of structured experiences, group discussions and interactions, this dynamic, engaging and interactive session is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their awareness of mental health and its potential incidence and impact in the workplace, challenge existing stereotypes of mental illness, and explore how they might better support their colleagues who are struggling with mental health issues. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to consider their current mental health and strategies to ensure continued health and well-being in their current context.
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counseling approach developed in part by clinical psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. MI techniques can be utilized by any employee who routinely interacts with the clients your organization serves.
When we engage in conversations across cultures, there is always the risk that what we say might offend someone. Oftentimes we don’t even know why what we said was offensive. This interactive workshop is designed to assist participants in increasing their knowledge of microaggressions, or what racism looks like in the 21st century. Participants learn common triggers that push peoples “hot buttons”, identify and understand racial microaggressions in everyday life, and learn strategies to effectively communicate across cultures when racial tensions exist
Through video, interactive exercises and storytelling, participants are challenged to examine how unspoken, often unconscious, stereotypes create barriers to genuine relationships and influence our attitudes, behaviors and beliefs about one another. Participants will explore what they can do to effectively counteract stereotype threat using research based on Claude Steele’s work.
This past year has highlighted the devastating impact of individual and systemic racism on the lives of People of Color (PoC) in America. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19, anti-Asian racism, state sponsored violence against black people, the minimization of racism on Indigenous Peoples, the impact of anti-immigration laws on Muslims and Latinx families. It can be difficult to go to work and be expected to pretend as though things are not happening. Many employees need a space to talk about and process how these and other manifestations of societal trauma.
If necessary, we can offer separate spaces for Black staff, PoC staff, and White staff. This see this as an important step an organization can take to demonstrate to their employees that their wellbeing matters.