Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies
Ann Arbor, MI: November 20, 2014 (Early deadline: Oct. 30)
Anxiety represents our body's natural alarm system, signaling to us the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn't match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress. While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. There is also an increasing concern for rising anxiety among children and youth. Participants will explore the natural purpose of anxiety and how it can become 'disordered,' including the link with panic, depression, trauma and other health concerns. The main focus of the workshop will be to learn practical and accessible strategies to assist both adults and children in reducing anxiety.
Depression - Practical Intervention Strategies
Ann Arbor, MI: November 21, 2014 (Early deadline: Oct. 31)
Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns and for some it can become overwhelming and at times paralyzing. Caregivers may feel unsure of where to begin when helping those who frequently feel depleted, helpless and ashamed of their struggles. This workshop introduces participants to a variety of effective strategies that can be used to help an individual who is struggling with depression make positive changes. Depression will be reviewed within the current social context and will include analyzing the impact of new social norms on depression. Participants will learn practical strategies to help engage the depressed person on two levels: changing the negative relationship within oneself and changing interpersonal dynamics that perpetuate depression.
De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
Detroit, MI: October 16, 2014 (Early deadline: Sept. 25)
For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations.
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Public Workshop Coordinator, CTRI Inc.
CTRI provides a wide variety of workshops and services for individuals, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma. Our trainers and consultants are specialists in their field who deliver content-oriented presentations that are both engaging and informative.