Prevent Being Traumatized by COVID-19 | The Brain Science Of Trauma

30apr2:00 pm3:30 pmPrevent Being Traumatized by COVID-19 | The Brain Science Of TraumaTraumatic events can lead to permanent changes in the brain. Learn how to prevent it.

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What happens in the brain when we’re exposed to traumatic events? How do we prevent ourselves and the people we care about from ending up traumatized once this Corona Virus pandemic is over?

We know the pandemic is threatening our physical, emotional, social and economic well-being. Most people will be resilient. But like all traumatic events, these events can leave scars with strong ramifications including being at risk for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Sleep disturbances
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Digestive disorders

All this as a result of the impact of high levels of acute or chronic stress on the body.

Certain populations are also more vulnerable than others. i.e. People previously exposed to traumatic events such as the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Psychologists call “conjoined trauma”.

And, you don’t need to be on the frontlines to experience it. Many people will experience vicarious trauma through the images and stories we’re living as we write history.

The key to preventing traumatization is understanding of how trauma gets encoded in the brain.

Learn simple, hands on exercises, to prevent current stressors from causing lasting damage to your psyche.

We’re all at risk for victimization during this crisis. Empower yourself by understanding how your body is wired and learn to take control of your circuitry.

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Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

Emiliya is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, a New York City based, Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) that is dedicated to increasing the flourishing of individuals, organizations and communities worldwide. She is the creator of the acclaimed Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program, currently offered in 12 cities across the U.S., Canada and online worldwide, which has trained over 750 practitioners to date. She is the creator the Bounce Back BetterTM (B3) Program, Positive Psychology Coaching Certification, Flourishing Skills Group® (FSG®) Program, iMMi Program, co-founder of the Positive Educator CertificationTM (PEC) Program, creator of the PERMA-V Model and the 5i Change Agent Model. (If you haven’t noticed, she likes creating and is an “inventor” in our 5i Change Agent Model.) Emiliya holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, where she is also an adjunct faculty member. Emiliya holds a PCC credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), as well as over a dozen certifications in modalities ranging from coaching to yoga, Reiki, intenSati, Thai massage, biofeedback, motivational interviewing and more. Prior to her work in the science of wellbeing, Emiliya was a professional party entertainer for over 12 years. She brings her entertaining background to her work today as a “pra-cademic-prenuer”; first and foremost she is a practitioner working in the field with individuals and organizations, then a researcher and academic, and an entrepreneur, focusing not just on the growth of The Flourishing Center, but is passionate about the craft of entrepreneurism and helping others grow their work. She integrates these tools into a unique approach to vitality and mind-body health, inspiring and empowering others to craft a life of thriving mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially.

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