Centering - A POC Skills Workshop
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About the Event
Come join a small group of POC to De-Center the Noise and Re-Center Yourself. Learn Stress Reduction, Self Empowerment, and Mindfulness Skills for TODAY. Enjoy a safe space for professionals of color to recenter their experience through tangible skill development, practical resources, and tools to take home and use. In this experiential workshop, learn how to interrupt habitual patterns of behavior, thoughts, and practices with mindfulness and awareness.
A little about your facilitators:
Carlos Encalada, LICSW has built his private practice with the intention of supporting brilliant, creative, and marginally-identified persons in their struggles with stuckness, anxiety, and often depression. Persons of color and those on the margins often walk the borderlands between identity and culture, and often literally and figuratively know many languages out of necessity. This can be a challenging place for folks on the margins. Carlos is excited to explore that in-between with these beautiful beings in their search for peace, meaning, and joy. Brinca means taking a jump or leap. This spirit guides his practice.
Nichelle Alderson NTP, LICSW has worked with POC professionals for over 20 years. As a holistic psychotherapist, nutritional therapist, and life coach, she uses mindfulness based practices to support clients dealing with racial stressors of living as a person of color in a predominantly white society. She sees how anxiety, trauma, and lack of community support interfere with her clients ability to thrive. Many of her clients who work for major corporations or attend predominately white institutions and find themselves feeling isolated, targeted, and anxious to meet the demands of work and family, leaving little time for self-care.