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mfh, January 27, 2014 in Tools for Healing
I just watched this again and wanted to post it after a few years ago ~ excellent.
The above Easter webinar was excellent. If you have a chance watch it below.
From our friends over at What's Your Grief? (Note that a $10 registration fee will be charged for attending this online webinar.)
April 23, 2018 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST
[Note that there is a $15 charge for this webinar]
Join Dr. Daniel Zamir for the June 4th Webinar:How to Outsmart Panic Attacks
Daniel Zamir, Psy.D.
Date/Time: Monday, June 4th 11AM-12:30PM
This Webinar will highlight information gleaned from the latest research on anxiety and panic treatment and walk you through the three key steps to breaking free from the cycle of panic and avoidance.
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This Webinar will:
Walk you through the three key steps to breaking free from the cycle of panic and avoidance
Explain techniques to help interrupt the thought patterns and behaviors driving panic attacks
Describe the evolutionary roots of panic response & how this knowledge can help control & eliminate panic symptoms
Provide therapists with the latest research and tools to help their clients overcome panic attacks
In this Webinar, clinical psychologist Dr. Danny Zamir will teach you how to help yourself or your clients to outsmart anxiety and panic symptoms. He will explain techniques to help interrupt the thought patterns and behaviors driving panic responses in order to keep these symptoms from coming back again and again. He will share the evolutionary underpinnings of panic response and describe how to apply this knowledge to control and eliminate panic symptoms.
Dr. Zamir’s presentation will highlight information gleaned from the latest research on anxiety and panic treatment and walk you through the three key steps to breaking free from the cycle of panic and avoidance.
1. Apply techniques to help interrupt thought patterns and behaviors leading to panic
2. Describe the evolutionary underpinnings of the panic response
3. Describe the latest research on anxiety and panic symptoms
4. Utilize the three key steps to breaking the cycle of panic and avoidance
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Institute for Hope and Healing
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Understanding Why People Die by Suicide
Noon-1:00 pm ET
Carla Stumpf-Patton EdD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP
Director, Suicide Postvention Programs
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
When someone we love and care for dies by suicide, it can be overwhelming, confusing, and bring with it many emotions and questions. It can feel like our world has been split into countless fragments where we become detectives trying to understand how and if it will ever fit back together again, which often includes an endless list of questions around why and how this could have happened.
While we may never fully understand the exact thoughts in the mind of our loved one at the time they died, researchers and specialists in the field have come to learn a lot about the suicidal mind. Understanding more around this subject matter can often help survivors of loss in the grieving process as they struggle with the self-directed questions of blame, guilt, doubt, and regret.
This session will address some of the prominent theories around why people die by suicide. It will also explore some of the contributaries and risk factors that can come together in forming the “perfect storm” that leads to suicide, and how survivors of loss can continue to heal with this knowledge.
About the Speaker: Dr. Stumpf-Patton is the surviving spouse of Marine Sgt. Richard Stumpf. She holds an Ed.D. in Education Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Fellow Thanatologist. and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
This webinar is open to the public.
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About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing
Through an alliance with HFA, the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing serves as a resource and training center, providing programs for both professionals working in the field of grief and loss and the public.The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing was launched in March 2018.
Call 800-959-8277 (TAPS) or email Institute@taps.org.
“Understanding Why People Die by Suicide”
This was an excellent webinar lead by Dr. Carla Stumpf-Patton today and the webinar, as well as the slides, will be available to us soon. I’d like to give a few of my notes in case you don’t have a chance to watch this webinar at a later date.
***There are NO answers – we cannot hold ourselves responsible
***Normal reaction to ask WHY?
“The person who commits suicide is seeking a solution to a problem that is generating intense suffering within themselves.”
***It is a way to escape the intolerable emotion and unbearable pain…
***Thomas Joiner – ideation vs intent – a desire for suicide – two components: “I am a burden.” “I am alone.”
***The suicide person feels hopeless and helpless
***One has access to a means: firearm, knife, rope, or collecting medications
***Warning signs: talking about it, expressing feelings of the situation being unfixable or beyond help, better off without me, isolating, numb the pain
***Talking about it – the risk is NOT talking about it – every threat must be taken seriously
***Suicidal people want to die. NO, they just want the pain to end
Suicide does not run in families
Depression is not the only cause of suicide
We must be proactive:
We can educate ourselves by reading about suicide, watching webinars, etc.
Join peer support groups if you are thinking about suicide
Use the many resources that are available to us
Thank you, dear Anne, for this useful summary. I also found the webinar to be an excellent one ~ most especially the presenter's factual debunking of all the myths surrounding suicide, and her final comments on
What Can Be Done to Help
In that spirit, I invite those interested to make note of these articles, along with the related links included:
I wanted to see the webinar this morning but had no internet connection for 12 hours! I even got up in the wee hours to get everything done so I'd be ready. Rats!
Here you go, Kay: http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/Playback_new.aspx?meeting.id=650034
Most of the information that was shared in the webinar is included in these slides: https://www.taps.org/globalassets/pdf/institute/understanding_why_people_die_by_suicide
An invitation from our dear friend and colleague, Peggy Haymes, via her website, Heart Callings:
Why even bother?
It's the subtext I heard in the comment from someone on my Facebook page. She'd lived so long this way - why even bother trying to change?Why even bother?
I have a friend who laments that every time he goes to the doctor these days, whatever the doctor says is prefaced with "Well, you know, people your age..."
I don't know exactly when midlife begins and ends. I consider myself to be in it, although the odds are pretty good I won't live to be 116. I know that for some people it begins in their forties, which makes more sense mathematically. Either way, it's framed by two questions.Is this all there is? and Why bother?
The first question can get things rolling. If we're not careful, the second one can shut them down. The first question invites us to step back from our lives and take a look beyond our day to day-ness. Are we spending our lives for things that matter in our lives?
For you it may be a question of meaning - do I want to invest myself in something bigger than myself? Or it may be a question of balance. What's being neglected?
I realized the other week that I was feeling out of balance. Fun was too far down the list, so this morning before any chores got done or work was attended to, I did a nearly twelve mile bike ride, then took my dog to the dog park (where he plopped in the park's only mud puddle - repeatedly. But that's another story.) I did things that are fun for me, and my spirit is the better for it.Why bother can carry lots of meaning. It may be the belief that you're too old to change or to care. It may be the belief that you really don't deserve anything better. Who are you to want something different, something more?
Instead of shooing away those desires like so many pesky flies, midlife invites us to enter into them. Is this desire of wanting something more simply a by product of too many Real Housewives marathons? Or is a nudging from your soul?And if it is a nudging from your soul, what will you do with it?
Why you should bother is because we all need you to bother. We need the best gifts that you have to offer, whether it's doing something big and world changing or something "small" yet life changing for another person. We need you to live into the fullness of who God created you to be, because in that fullness you have some gifts to share.But you need to do it for you as well. Because on a Saturday morning it makes your heart smile to see a dog out of his mind with happiness, chasing after a ball then laying down in mud. Because when we are in alignment with the shape of our souls our lives flow. There may still be struggle and pain (you can probably count on that) but you meet them differently.
If you're a woman in your 40's-60's and any of this sounds familiar at all, I invite you to join me for an online retreat, Birthing The Next Chapter. , July 15-August 15.
Check out the details (or sign up) here. If you have a friend who fits the bill, please pass this on to them. not because they need to be "fixed," but because we all need a chance to step back and refocus sometimes.
I hope you'll join me on the 15th.
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