Become Trained in Mind-Body Medicine to Serve Your Community
The Greater Houston Healing Collaborative has received a grant from the American Red Cross to expand our program with comprehensive training for 40 community leaders in areas of Houston that have been underserved since Harvey. Participants will learn and experience proven mind-body skills, and receive supervision and mentorship as they provide self-care education and facilitate mind-body skills support groups within their communities.
The program consists of a three-phased curriculum, each setting the foundation for the next. Participants commit to all three phases of the program:
December 12-15, 2018: Professional Training Program (PTP) - See Schedule Here
February 13-16, 2019: Advanced Training Program (ATP)
March-July, 2019: Lead Mind-Body Skills Groups with Supervision
See Training Timeline below for more information about each stage of the training program
FREE OF CHARGE
CEU’s available (info)
Space is limited
What You Will Learn
Accepted candidates will receive comprehensive training and supervision to initiate a program of self-care education and mutual support in their communities, including:
Science behind mind-body techniques and their impact on alleviating stress and trauma
Evidence-based self-care tools and group support to deal with ongoing stress and meet future challenges
How to facilitate a mind-body skills group to bring self-care tools to the community
Mind-body techniques such as meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-expression in words, drawing and movement
Training will be led by faculty from the world-renowned Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), whose programs consistently demonstrate 80% reduction in symptoms of PTSD. Founded by James S. Gordon, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School and former chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, CMBM has developed programs for population-wide trauma healing in communities impacted by disasters all over the world. For more than 25 years, CMBM has taught this program to more than 5,000 professionals – clinicians, educators, community leaders, and peer counselors. Over that time, CMBM has developed what is likely the world’s largest, most effective program for healing population-wide stress and trauma.
Three-Phase Program Overview
December 12-15, 2018: Professional Training Program
The initial 4-day Professional Training Program (PTP) provides a comprehensive foundation for CMBM’s approach through didactic instruction on the scientific basis for the model, as well as small and large group experiences of mind-body techniques. This training prepares participants to use the skills they’ve learned with their clients, patients, students, parishioners, colleagues, and families.
February 13-16, 2019: Advanced Training Program
This 4-day Advanced Training Program (ATP) equips participants to more skillfully work with individuals, as well as to lead small Mind-Body Skills Groups (MBSGs) and larger Mind-Body Skills Workshops (MBSWs). This training includes a combination of didactic lectures on implementing the model along with practica, where trainees practice leading groups and teaching the techniques. Participants receive supervision and feedback, a comprehensive syllabus with scripts and instructions for using the techniques; and step-by-step guidance on facilitating groups in their communities.
March - July, 2019: Community Implementation with Supervision
All new program graduates will co-facilitate two 8-week Mind-Body Skills Groups (MBSGs) and lead one Mind-Body Skills Workshop (MBSW), as well as continue their work with individuals and families. Each MBSG will serve 10 of the most traumatized children or adults. Each MBSW will teach basic self-care to 20 - 100 people. Throughout this 5-month period, trainees will receive weekly supervision with the local Houston leadership team. Supervision includes clinical guidance, mentorship and support as they integrate the model into their ongoing work.
Targeting UNDERServed Communities
The Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research has produced a report on Harvey’s impact, identifying areas of Houston that have received lower levels of support and are still in need. With this training program, we are targeting eight of the most heavily impacted communities that are vulnerable to post-traumatic stress and the social and emotional consequences. Preference will be given to applicants who live in and/or serve these target areas:
77090 - Cypress Station
77088 - Inwood Pines - Acres Homes
77013 - Northshore
77074 - Braeburn
77084 - Bear Creek / Cullen Park
77089 - Southbelt/Ellington
77075 - Hobby
For more information about the training, contact
Cyrus Wirls at email@example.com or (713)-797-0600