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Lunch ‘N’ Learn Webinar - Becoming a Beacon: Tools for Transformation in a Global Pandemic

August  18, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Central)

Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at time of registration)

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from or so please be sure to add these email addresses to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Presenter: Karen S. Adler, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist at Healing From the Inside Out and Centered and Empowered

Overview: In today's challenging times this seminar will discuss the effects of chronic stress on the brain and body and how to mitigate and transform it’s negative impact into growth, vitality and purpose. We will explore complicating factors like compassion fatigue and grief and ways in which body centered tools can be used to offer relief to those in the helping professions. Conscious exploration into the body will be introduced as a means to identify and remove blockages that stand in the way of our greatest potential and capacity to share with those we serve. We will discover how becoming a beacon can be achieved, even under the most difficult of circumstances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn new avenues for mitigating and transforming the negative effects of chronic stress on the brain and body.
  • Learn how to treat complicating factors like compassion fatigue and grief including tools for relief.
  • Explore a body centered approach to working through layers of trauma and stress exacerbated by the pandemic.
  • Learn an energy-giving versus an energy- draining approach to caring for others.
  • Learn to create a new pathway in the brain to allow for becoming more present and a beacon of light for others.

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email notification with a link to the online evaluation to complete. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation in order to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed. This process takes approximately 3 weeks following the event. Evaluations open within two days of the event and remain open for 10 days. Evaluations are unavailable and cannot be completed after the 10 day period. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable.

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park TownshipRiveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.