Our own grief and trauma are experienced in a variety of ways- emotionally, physically, behaviorally. Our minds and bodies can react with shock, rage, fatigue, appetite changes, sleep disturbances and loss of concentration. How can we take care of ourselves while taking care of our grieving children? We must put our own mask on first, in order to help others. Join us as we harness the healing power of “GRAPES” for optimum mental health. GRAPES describes a process that will help us • By reducing feelings of stress and anxiety • By boosting physical energy levels • By assisting the mind with clarity, focus, and concentration • By increasing self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. Since the healing process is a marathon, not a sprint, it is imperative to stop at self-care rest stations along the way. Stop by this workshop to rest, relax and care for self!
Put Your Own Mask on First: Parenting through Trauma
Speaker(s): Susan Hannifin-MacNab, Alyssa Gavulic