“Stress” is a term most of us frequently use to describe our experiences amid a culture of Capitalism. We are urged to do more, go faster, be better, at rates that overwhelm our Central Nervous Systems. For many, this results in a failure to complete an adaptive Stress Response Cycle, which is essential for healthy functioning. “De-stressing” is vitally important, but it may not be as simple as it sounds in that self-help book gathering dust on your coffee table. In this experiential webinar, we explore the questions of WHY our bodies experience prolonged stress and HOW to release stored stress and complete the Stress Response Cycle. Content includes exploration of Polyvagal Theory, the brain’s reactions to trauma, and practical ways to complete the Stress Response Cycle. Participants are invited to try activities designed to release stored stress and to reconnect with themselves in the present moment. This webinar is appropriate for any adult who experiences stress. Community members, mental health professionals, healthcare workers, students, etc are welcome and invited to attend. This webinar has a capacity of 300 attendees. Webinar Access: https://unt.zoom.us/j/83099512118 Meeting ID: 830 9951 2118 One tap mobile +13462487799,,83099512118# US (Houston) +16694449171,,83099512118# US
Meet the presenter!
Nicole (Nicki) Allen, MS, LPC, RPT, NCC is a mover, creator, connector. Her clinical practice
centers on the healing of complex trauma through body-based approaches such as expressive
arts therapy, EMDR therapy, Dancing Mindfulness, and play therapy. Nicki is a doctoral
candidate at the University of North Texas with a specialization in play therapy training and
supervision. Nicki integrates mindfulness, expressive arts, and playfulness into her webinars.
Participants are invited to join the webinar with video and audio enabled, although both are
optional. This webinar is experiential, meaning that participants will be asked to participate in
exercises led by the presenter. Operating a motor vehicle while attending this webinar is
prohibited. If the presenter determines a participant is driving, they reserve the right to remove
the participant from the meeting. If you are joining from home, we understand that children
may be in the background, but please consider that some of the content regarding trauma may
not be suitable for the ears of young children. Please direct questions or concerns about these
guidelines to Nallen@lotusflowermound.com.
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The presenter recommends having paper and a pen or drawing materials nearby. A yoga mat or
blanket is recommended. Please stay hydrated and give yourself permission to snack as your
Continuing Education Information
This webinar is not eligible for professional continuing education credits.
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right to cancel/reschedule webinar if sufficient registration is not achieved. Participants will be
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