#20211117 – WEBINAR: Self-Care While in the Trenches
(November 2021) It truly is impossible to pour from an empty cup, yet parents of children with a trauma history are often found to be wringing and squeezing any last little bit of energy/compassion/love/drive until they feel beyond depleted. Sometimes they are even asked to find more to pour out. To make matters worse, often the advice given from others (who mean well) can feel so unhelpful or trite.
Coming from this perspective, this training invites you to carve out two hours of your time so that you can breathe, laugh, plan and possibly cry with others who might also get it. You are not alone AND there are small things you can begin to do that will slowly shift how you are feeling and build up your internal resources.
Amber Morrighan, MA, LMFT, has been working with children who have been adopted or are in the foster care setting, their families and caregivers for 20 years in a variety of settings including residential care (as both a direct care worker and therapist), outpatient therapy, boot camp, and as a clinical supervisor. She is passionate about helping others heal from traumas and learn to develop healthy attachments to others in their lives. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and certified in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy. As a Clinical supervisor at both a non-profit agency and privately she is deeply committed to training and teaching other therapists and professionals to assist children and their caregivers in healing the impacts of trauma at any age. Amber brings the use of humor to presentations and invites others to be able to be light-hearted with difficult subjects.
(2 hours, 1 minute)