Pre-Congress Workshops

September 12, 2018 | 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

FACING THE FUTURE… THE TOOLS AND STEPS TO SOCIAL CONFIDENCE AND CONTROL

BARBARA KAMMERER QUAYLE, MA; MONA KREUGER, MA, MSW; TONY GONZALEZ

This power-packed workshop provides the “tools” for survivors and families to get back to living after a burn injury. It enables YOU to successfully feel comfortable and confident in any social, work, or school setting. You will learn common sense, specific, and smart ways to confidently manage stares, startled glances, abrupt questions, and whispers from three burn survivors who use these tools in their daily lives. This workshop is designed for survivors, family, friends, and burn care professionals. Everyone leaves with crucial, easy-to-use tools to build REAL social control, social comfort, and social competence!

 

IMMERSIVE AND EXPRESSIVE WRITING

ANNE SCOTT, MFA, MBA

Attendees will be part of a participant-centered, creative writing workshop with the goal of getting thoughts to paper and writing initially without concern for form. Participants will be free to choose and response to a series of writing prompts and exercises that will be geared specifically toward the burn community. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their writing in small groups and receive positive, strength-based feedback. The workshop would be appropriate for all PWBC attendees.

 

DARING TO BE BRAVE: GATHERING THE COURAGE TO LIVE AND LOVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY

DIANNE MORRIS JONES, LMHC, CDWF-C

The workshop will be drawing from the work of The Daring Way™, the curriculum developed by Dr. Brené Brown created with the primary focus on developing shame resilience skills and a courage practice of wholehearted living that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. We will discuss ideas about the courage it takes to engage in the tough arenas of life. We all experience challenges whether in our life and in our relationships. This workshop will explore how to bravely enter the arena with courage, compassion and connection. The workshop will be led by Dianne Morris Jones, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, therapist and author of Stop Breathe Believe, Mindful Living One Thought at a Time and I’m Fine, a real feelings journal.

 

TRAUMA HEALING THROUGH DISCOVERING WHOLENESS

AMELIA VOGLER, MS, HTCP/I

We are often told to ‘recover’ from trauma, yet the word ‘recover’ means to re- cover or to cover up. In this workshop, we are invited to meet our traumas from acknowledging the beauty and power that lies within seeing yourself whole.  In this pre-conference workshop, we are going to explore the energetic components of what it means to be alive. You will experience and learn grounding and centering practices; explore the power of your story; and be guided through a gentle, relaxing, and celebratory healing meditation.   We will explore energy models for shifting a belief of brokeness through understanding new aspects of wholeness: moving "beyond trauma" as the definition for who you are and being truly seen as the beautiful, unique being that you are. 

 

YOUNG ADULT WORKSHOP: REFLECTIONS AND BRIDGES

JESSICA IRVEN MS, LRT/CTRS, CCLS, DOUG CLAPP RN, BSN, AND AARON MOORE MA

Young adulthood is one step along a journey that can bring choices, opportunities, celebrations, and also challenges, obstacles, and more choices.

Join us. . . for reflection, goal-setting, and building bridges to help you navigate your next steps in life and in your journey of survivorship. 

We will be laying these foundations with other young adult survivors through a series of workshops, experiential learning, discussions, and peer support (ie, fun together!)  throughout Phoenix World Burn Congress and beyond. This will allow you to connect these foundations, forming a beautiful bridge as you learn and grow both together and independently. We hope you will join us as we learn to tear down the walls that separate us and build bridges to connect us to ourselves, each other, and the world around us. 

Please kindly join us throughout the conference for programming.