A natural disaster – whether raging forest fire flames consuming a town, or a hurricane or tornado barreling in your direction, ripping up or flooding all in its path, or a pandemic turning one’s life upside down – a natural disaster is a human and community crisis.
In a time of global warming, these disasters are increasingly of an epic scale that means the human toll may be catastrophic. And if not totally devastating, such disasters readily generate a feeling of loss (of people, places, and, dreams) and a profound sense of life out of control. Not surprisingly, high anxiety, panic, smoldering frustration, depression, helplessness, and hopelessness, contribute to trauma and post-traumatic effects. Obviously, these stressors and traumas impact our ability to work, love, and play. Psychological researchers tell us Post-Traumatic Stress is not the only result… For some, there can be Post-Traumatic Growth!
Critical questions: How do you sustain the devastating and/or disorienting blow, move beyond shock and despair and begin to grieve, turning threat and loss into mobilizing challenge? For people not in the center of the fire-rain-wind storm-pandemic and watching from a safe media space, it can be difficult to fully emotionally grasp the physical and psychological disruption taking place.
So, this is a webinar for those who:
1) Have “survived” a natural disaster or are dealing with personal/family crisis and human trauma on a larger scale,
2) Are reliving disasters and crises,from earlier times, and
3) Want to better understand the human-community pain and suffering and be more responsive to colleagues, friends and family members caught up in the storm.
In this webinar, you will learn:
1) Differences between disaster, crises and trauma on a human and community scale, and dynamics – palpable dangers and potential opportunities – often presented
2) The critical role of grief to get past shock and despair
3) How to put your life back together with tools and strategies and ask for the right kind of help
4) The critical value of developing everyday Natural SPEED for stress resilience, emotional intelligence, and cognitive agility
5) How to react to people who don't take your disaster seriously or give support you need
6) Setting forth on your own/your community’s Post-Traumatic Growth Path
Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" ™, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is an acclaimed keynote and webinar speaker and "Motivational Psychohumorist” known for his Get FIT – FUN-Interactive-Thought-provoking – programs for government agencies and major corporations.
In conjunction with Legal Estrin Staffing, the Doc has been co-leading Stress Resilience/COVID-19 Webinars and HR/Legal/Manager Support Groups and Stress Resilience, Diversity/Inclusion, and Team Building programs. Having taught crisis Intervention at Tulane Univ. Graduate School of Social Work, he was a Stress/Critical Incident Consultant for the Nepali Community and Stress Resilience & Team Building Leadership Retreats for the US Army. Mark is battle-tested as a Stress and Violence Prevention Consultant for the US Postal Service. He is the author of Practice Safe Stress, The Four Faces of Anger, and Preserving Human Touch in a Hi-Tech World. See his award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" – www.stressdoc.com. For more info on the Doc's programs or receive his free e-newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chere Estrin is the CEO of Estrin Legal Staffing, a top national and international staffing organization and MediSums, medical records summarizing. She is the Co-Founding Member and Vice-President of the Organization of Legal Professionals.
Chere has written 10 books on legal careers, hundreds of articles and has been written up in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Trib, Newsweek, Entrepreneur and others. Chere is a recipient of the Los Angeles/Century City Women of Achievement Award; a finalist for the Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year award. She is a former administrator at an AmLaw 100 firm and Sr. Vice President in a $5 billion company. Reach out at: email@example.com.
When: November 18, 2020 10am Pacific/12pm Central/1pm EST