THRIVING LEADER LUNCH & LEARN SERIES
"Helping Move Beyond Pain"
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Location: 754 Glenwood Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30316
ABOUT SESSION FOUR: “HELPING MOVE BEYOND PAIN”
Working in the urban context as a leader can be overwhelming and sometimes even isolating. Desire Street Ministries exists to strengthen leaders like you along your journey. To this end, we are offering a Thriving Leader Series, which will help leaders and their organizations thrive and sustain for the long haul needed for revitalization.
This fourth session of the series will focus on models and tools to help leaders, staff, and
volunteers equip the kids and families they are serving in ways that help them be more effective and fulfilled in their daily lives. This highly interactive session will be taught by Megan Kumming, an Atlanta-area Counselor who will be teaching us her specialty, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
DBT is empirically supported treatment for adolescents and adults who struggle with effects of trauma in their early lives, which manifests itself as anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors, addiction, and binge eating. The focus of the therapy is to help the individual achieve a life worth living by changing their cognitive processes and ineffective behavioral patterns. Adding to their strengths and teaching more effective coping skills helps to create a more fulfilling life. Kids and adolescents are often at a loss for how to cope with painful emotions, thoughts and relationships. DBT provides them with different tools to help manage pain and distress as it manifests. The goal of the workshop is to give an overview of DBT and explain how it can help leaders assist the kids and adults that they work with more effectively.
In addition to learning from Megan and other like-minded leaders who will be participating, we will also hear from Desire Street’s Dr. Anthony Gordon, Angie Winn, and Danny Wuerffel who will hopefully encourage you on your journey.
If you have any questions, please email Chris Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to register - http://desirestreet.ejoinme.org/ThrivingLeaders4