Wellbeing Wednesdays

All Zoom links and dates are posted on our calendar .  Videos are posted below.

Wellbeing Wednesdays are a NEW way for us to practice youth mental health and family wellbeing strategies together!

These trainings are for FAMILIES. In the list below, we will indicate if the event is for parents, teens, young children or all ages. 

Participants will get a $20 giftcard and a "tangibile tool" to help them practice the strategy. For example: we gave away yoga mats for an online yoga class!

Contact Holly for more info

holly@rccmhc.org 

Coming Soon:

Topic: Trauma-Informed Yoga

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ohQR4WQjGVvNVK8KA  

 

Trauma-Informed Yoga is designed to help ease survivors' physiological symptoms and help gain a greater sense of ownership over their bodies. This happens when participants are permitted and invited to "choose" their level of participation as opposed to emulating an instructor or other participants. Trauma can lead to imbalances in the nervous system that often result in illnesses such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. Evidence has shown that body based practices can be effective in guiding the body back to a "balanced" state, essentially re-setting the nervous system, and leading to overall improvement in health. The practice differs from traditional yoga in that it consistently encourages participants to have full control over their bodies - if, when and how they move throughout class. The practice is designed to support survivors in "re-learning" how to be in their bodies in a safe and nurturing way.

 

Event Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30-7:30 pm – CLASS FULL

  • Wednesday, August 19th, 6:30-7:30 pm – CLASS FULL

  • Wednesday, August 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm

  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Topic: Self-Care for Parents/Caregivers: Why Making Time For Yourself Matters

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/uXVWSMdpJ2XHVETL8

 

Emotional and mental health is just as important as physical health.  Self-care is a great way for parents and caregivers to ensure their needs are being met.  Because any type of illness inhibits our wellbeing and our ability to take care of others, practicing self-care techniques is as important to the family's needs as it is to your own.  Because self-care and mental health are connected, neglecting one can have a negative impact on the other.  Stress management can be confusing since there are different types of stress.  This training will provide an overview of each type of stress, including the characteristics, symptoms, duration and treatment approaches.  This training will educate attendees on tips for managing stress levels that are tailored specifically to their needs by completing a self-care assessment, learning about different self-care apps, and practicing a couple of self-care techniques (examples: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and guided meditation).

Event Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, August 12th from 1:00-2:30 pm

 

Topic: Nutrition Matters: The Impact Healthy Eating has on Mental Health

 

Overview and registration link will be listed soon.

 

Event Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, August 26th 


 

Zoom Recordings

After we host a Wellbeing Wednesday event, the recordings will be posted below.

Parenting, COVID19 and Patience: How to Keep Cool During A Crisis

 

Brief Description.

1 hour 29 minutes