Thursday, June 3, 202110 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Community Prevention Initiative invites you to join us for a two-hour, interactive and practical exploration of self-care as our ethical duty to ourselves and those we serve. Together, we address the impact of workplace wellness on the communities we serve, explore common myths of self-care and mindfulness practices, and practice the new techniques in guided meditation (Yoga Nidra) experience. Through dialogue and discussion, we navigate common anxieties and misconceptions of success, reframe expectations, and reimagine wellness through an anti-racist and culturally relevant lens.
At the End of this Session, Participants will:
- Understand the importance of helper self-care in a professional context
- Identify the value of culturally relevant and anti-racist wellness offerings
- Connect to their individual role in creating well workspaces and well communities
- Experience release, rest, and renewal! – Session of Yoga Nidra
- A quiet space for guided meditation practice – If this is not possible for you during the workday, you can still join us for the first hour of learning and all participants will receive a downloadable recording of the guided meditation session.
- 2-4 blankets
- 1-2 pillows
- 1 eye pillow (optional)
About the Presenter:
Yesmina Luchsinger has a lifelong love/hate relationship with self-care. She experienced burn-out during her career as an educator and mental health professional. In 2012, her stress levels were so high that she knew something had to change or her career was not sustainable. She remains a work in progress – albeit a much happier, healthier, and well version of her 2012 self.
Yesmina is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator. Her professional career is wide ranging with experience in multiple systems of care: child welfare, behavioral health, education, and most recently in public service as the Director of School Safety and Social Wellness for the Division of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion for her state education agency. Her interests intertwine through multiple sectors as a champion for health, equity, and school based mental health supports. Yesmina has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, is a proud first generation college graduate, and daughter of an immigrant. She believes that wellness should be anti-racist and culturally aware.