About the Series:
In this Feeling the Impact Series, we will explore how our need for safety, dignity, and the right relationship deeply influence how we navigate crises. The past six months have brought unparalleled disruption and loss that has affected every aspect of our personal, organizational, and communal lives. Intermingled with the grief of losing hundreds of thousands of precious lives, we are experiencing the traumatic loss of livelihoods, homes, businesses, and beloved landscapes as wildfires whip across broad swaths of our state. Many of us still harbor disturbing memories of the devastating wildfires of recent years. Others are also carrying the gravity of events at the heart of the racial uprisings. All of these place demands on our bodies, hearts, and minds as well as our relationships, our organizations, and the systems in which we operate.
Part 2: Psychological First Aid: Showing Up for Yourself and Your Communities During Crises
Have you been feeling on edge or checked out and numb more often than normal lately? How do we accommodate our own emotions in a healthy way and also show up as a supportive and grounding presence to our grantee-partners on the frontlines of crisis response? Crisis after crisis and the constant uncertainty create high levels of prolonged stress for all of us, which impacts how our brain responds to events around us. In this second session, we will equip you with easy to use concrete practices to regulate our brains and bodies that will help you become a more available, grounded, and resourced force for good. This session is for everyone interested in gaining an understanding of what happens to us in crises and what we can do to quickly find our way back to a resourceful place.
Join us to:
- access concrete practices
- gain an understanding of what happens to us in crises
- learn about our fight, flight, appease, freeze, or dissociate responses
**You can register for the full series or individual events in this series. Register for the series by clicking "Register for the full series" above. Register for this individual event by clicking "Register Now" above.
This program is open to members of NCG, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers. Nonmember funders are also welcome.