Secondary Trauma Management for Field Professionals
Taming the Dragon is a groundbreaking training seminar, long overdue for service providers in occupations where direct contact with people can be a source of stress. Secondary Trauma occurs routinely in many professional settings, where people are exposed long hours, demanding schedules and to the ongoing care of their clients. Taking time off from work due to stress has become more common in recent years, which affects many aspects of the workplace.
Taming the Dragon is an in-depth look at how the stress response, once activated, can become chronically stimulated, causing a drop in immune function and possibly more frequent illness. We will explore the physiology of stress, how it can occur and how to prevent it from becoming a problem by looking at some new ways to approach our personal response to stressful situations.
Rebekah’s skillful and sensitive facilitation creates an arena where participants can see a collection of stress management techniques, both old and new; from cutting-edge psychology to ancient Chinese medical concepts and treatments. By facilitating exploration of our common experiences and teaching practical skills, Rebekah helps to guide the way to peace of mind, to help you feel well and live well.
Seeds of Caring
Healing Community Trauma Together
Seeds of Caring will change the way you care for yourself and others. Trauma recognition and integration, East Asian medicine principles and the physiology of stress are a few of the subjects covered, giving you a practical set of skills and knowledge to care in new and effective ways. Drawing from Acupuncturists Without Borders and the National Acupuncture Detox Association, you will learn auricular ear seed placement, a remarkably effective approach to treat PTSD and drug withdrawal. You'll also add to your trauma tool kit important body acu-points for health and wellness, Trauma Integration work and self-care strategies like EFT and qigong meditation, plus valuable information on harm reduction, social justice advocacy and why it’s an important factor in stress and trauma, how to recognize burnout and more! Each participant will receive a collection of printed handouts and a packet of ear seeds to take with you. Light snacks provided. Whether you are a healthcare practitioner, social service provider, activist, parent, or all of the above, Seeds of Caring will strengthen your resiliency and wisdom, giving you reliable tools to draw on so you can be well enough to do the job of caring for yourself, your family and your community. Come and join us for this wonderful day of caring and fun!
Can You Care Without Carrying?
An Exploration of Caring for Others and Self
Have you noticed that caring and pain often go hand in hand? It’s as if we believe that if we really care about someone or something, we also have to carry some pain. But is this really necessary? Maybe there’s a way to care, to be effective and intimate in our work and our relationships outside of work, without carrying such a heavy load.
The answers lie deep within you. What are your experiences, thoughts, feelings and beliefs about yourself and the world? How do you see yourself and others and how does this impact you, body, mind and spirit?
I invite you to explore this with me. Let’s see what we can discover together.
Feeling Safe, Sane and Stable
When The World Doesn't Feel That Way ...
Safe, Sane and Stable is a brand new trauma informed training program, designed to lift our spirits, help us reset commitments and reaffirm what is most important in our lives, while cultivating stability to move through challenges with grace and power. Understanding one another gives us the information we need to communicate with skill and make real change happen.
Learn how to:
-develop a strong and grounded foundation in the face of adversity -practice non-violent communication skills when faced with differing views and help de-escalate conflict-filled situations -cultivate personal and reliable trauma informed self-care tool kit to use and share with others
"Rebekah's long experience as an EMT makes this class grounded, relevant and useful. Her calm, quiet demeanor makes the material very easy to learn. And her empathy and compassion for her students and for the job of emergency response shines out in every word and action." Tom Whitmore LMP
Save A Life
Save A Life is American Red Cross Certification Training in First Aid, CPR and Automatic Defibrillator. Two and a half hours of intense learning, practice and fun, led by renowned first aid trainer, Rebekah Demirel, former paramedic, paramedic trainer for over twenty years! You will love how expertly Save a Life is taught and you will be amazed how fast the time goes by! Make sure you know how to Save a Life and sign up for this training today, so you can care for others and even Save A Life! $85 per participant includes two year American Red Cross certification
The Heart Is King
American Red Cross Certified Training in CPR, First Aid and AED With an East Asian Perspective
When we are in the business of caring for people, being trained in First Aid and CPR is crucial. Just as crucial as knowing how to help, is handling the emotional impact of being a first responder. The Heart Is King is unique combination of useful life saving skills and emotional awareness to care for ourselves and others with heart, from the heart. East Asian self care and perspectives make this a first aid training you'll love and will never forget! Rebekah Demirel L.Ac. has over twenty years of experience as a paramedic and paramedic instructor and a counseling background in Post Traumatic Stress, to give you expert training that helps you take care of others, while you care for yourself. You will learn how to recognize the signs of a heart attack, how to manage choking, overdose, traumatic injury and of course CPR and AED. We will cover correct patient handling, minor injuries and much more, all with depth of knowledge and a special attention to personal awareness you won’t find in any other First Aid course. Be prepared to enjoy yourself too! We come to your workplace with all equipment to make it easy for you to minimize time off the job. Class sizes can be a minimum of six or maximum of thirty people. Training averages three to four hours in length. Cost per student is $85, which includes American Red Cross certification fee. Certification is valid for two years.
"Rebekah’s The Heart Is King certification class was more than I anticipated! I have taken CPR and first aid many times in my 30+ years as a healthcare provider and this was the most productive and memorable. I loved the self-care aspects that keeps us fresh and engaged. I highly recommend this class."
Diana L Thompson, LMP Massage therapist, author, educator, research consultant
The Second Springtime
Health, Happiness and Vibrancy for Your Menopausal Years
The Second Springtime is how East Asian medicine describes the menopausal years of a woman’s life. This is the time when the children have grown, the monthly cycles have stopped and a woman has more time to devote to her own spiritual development, creativity and freedom.
Meanwhile, many of us have hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats and all kinds of other complaints that can get in the way of enjoying this time of change but there is hope! Women in the ancient Orient helped one another stay healthy and happy with the time tested methods they learned from generations before. Now you can learn too!
The Second Springtime is a two hour workshop for women of all ages to learn the wisdom and techniques from ancient China. We will learn qigong meditations, visualizations and movements, especially for women to boost energy, balance emotions and provide restful sleep.