Health coalition’s mindfulness matters series to start June 10

June 9, 2020

Sussex County Health Coalition will offer a four-part mindfulness matters webinar series focusing on social and emotional wellness, beginning June 10. Registration is required, and Zoom links will be emailed to participants. 

Carolyn Showell will present a Social and Emotional Wellness program from 12 to 1p.m., Wednesday, June 10. Participants will learn how to combine two of the most effective and researched mind-body techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique/tapping and Quick Coherence Technique skills, to create social and emotional wellness. EFT or tapping is an energy psychology method for treating a wide variety of emotional conditions such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, addictions, depression and chronic pain. EFT involves using one’s fingertips to stimulate 12 meridian points on the body while focusing on one’s emotions. The Quick Coherence Technique uses the power of the heart to balance thoughts and emotions so one can achieve mental clarity, rebalance and an energy boost. QCT is a fast and easy way to interrupt the stress response and quickly bring the mind and body into coherence.

Showell is a licensed clinical social worker, certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor, nationally certified hypnotherapist and neurolinguistic programmer, and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment. She is also an independent certified trainer with the John Maxwell Team and has trained hundreds of people throughout Delaware and Maryland. Showell is the owner of Renew Your Heart and Mind, a mind-body holistic center operating in Millsboro and Seaford.

Grief and Trauma Support for Our Community will be presented from 12 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17. The facilitator will be Nina Licht, LPCMH, CAADC, of Jewish Family Services of Delaware. Everyone experiences loss, but not everyone's experience of loss is the same. Grief is the expression of loss. This webinar will discuss loss and how it is expressed through grief. Participants will discuss how to help themselves and others during the experience of grief.

Licht is a licensed professional counselor of mental health with 15 years of experience in the field. Her approach begins with cognitive behavioral, problem-solving and mindfulness approaches but is person-centered in that she tailors the treatment to the presenting needs of each person. Licht believes that healing and growth response is best when the process is a collaborative effort to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

CAMP Rehoboth and Lanikai Wellness Studio will present Fitting in Yoga: Why Service Providers Should Practice Yoga from 12 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24. Fitting a yoga practice into one’s life doesn’t take a lot of time, even for busy people. Erin Shiovone of Lanikai Wellness in Milton will lead a discussion of yoga and breathing techniques, and how beneficial they are for those working in the field of human services. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2006.

Emotional Wellness with GEM will be the topic from 12 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. People often find themselves scrolling through emails, social media or news shows many times each day and feeling their stress levels rise. Karen Johnston will demonstrate some mindfulness techniques to help ease emotional tensions and give new tools for awareness and acceptance of the present moment.

Johnston is a statewide extension educator at the University of Delaware. She leads multiple youth and adult healthy living and citizenship initiatives with emphasis on tobacco, drug and alcohol prevention. She is a contributing author to GEM (Get Experience in Mindfulness), a nationally published and awarded 4-H curriculum designed for youth and adults to learn mindfulness techniques.

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