This program is currently offering scholarships for an additional 20 people to be trained as facilitators. Scholarships are only available to trainees who will be delivering groups and workshops in Shasta County.
These scholarships cover the cost of the 5-day Online Professional Training Program and the 4-day Online Advanced Training Program, and full participation in both trainings is required by scholarship recipients. Training must be completed by December 31, 2020. The first opportunity to attend the Online Professional Training Program is July 17-21 with the Advanced Training November 5-9. There will likely be other opportunities later in the year.
Those who are accepted also commit to leading two 8-week Mind-Body Skills Groups and one information workshop, free of charge. CMBM will provide guidance and supervision during this process.
In July, 2018 the Carr Fire swept across 290,000 acres over two counties, destroying over 1,000 residences and causing physical and psychological damage on a massive scale. The Carr Fire was followed by the Delta Fire and then the Camp Fire, exponentially compounding the physical and emotional toll. The Shasta Resilience Program addresses the immediate, pressing psychosocial needs stemming from the wildfires while also building local resilience and capacity to address future climate-related disasters and other major challenges facing the region.
While based in Shasta County, the program has a regional scope, creating systemic change across Northern California by working with key health and social service institutions in neighboring communities such as Butte, Siskiyou, Trinity and Tehama Counties.
In this dynamic program, which began October 2019, nearly 100 participants practiced evidence-based self-care tools for effectively addressing personal and professional stress after the fires and learned about The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s evidence-based model to rebuild resiliency in the north state.
Over the course of this two-part professional training program, taking place October 2-5, 2019 and January 22-25, 2020, participants are gaining the skills to run community workshops and mind-body skills groups under the supervision of Center for Mind-Body Medicine faculty, and ultimately have the ability to reach over 3,200 people during the first year alone.
The Shasta Health Assessment and Redesign Collaborative (SHARC) has worked in cooperation with the Community Recovery Team (CRT) to bring this training to our area. Recognizing the significant emotional toll of the 2018 wildfire season, we are proactively building a foundation for community healing and resilience.
The Shasta Resilience Program is working with organizations and partners across our community and with The Center for Mind Body Medicine, whose curriculum is the foundation for the program. The vision for the Program is to develop our local capacity for healing, empower lay people with comprehensive tools, build the social connections that are the number one predictor of community resilience, and prevent the progression of stress and trauma into more serious social, mental, physical, and social impacts.
Funding provided by:
Nancy Driscoll Foundation