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The Center for Mind Body Medicine will be in Redding this fall to equip 100+ facilitators to lead mind/body skills groups. This collaborative effort of the Community Recovery Team (CRT) and the Shasta Health Assessment and Redesign Collaborative (SHARC) aims to equip residents with self-care skills to manage trauma and stress. The intensive, 8-day training (October 2-5, 2019 and January 22-25, 2020) is open for applications at www.cmbm.org/shasta. Participants from Shasta, Butte, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2019.
The facilitator training is open to any interested individual that has the capacity to implement CMBM small groups in the community. Educators, nonprofit employees, religious leaders and community volunteers can all be effective facilitators. The small group model is adaptable for use with children and adults.
“We know that stress and trauma can negatively impact our health,” said Amy Cavalleri, coordinator for the CMBM project. “This model has proven to be a powerful, healing force for thousands of people. We are so fortunate to have this training in our local area.”
The CMBM model was developed by founder, Dr. James Gordon, and draws on modern and ancient healing traditions from around the world. Tools such as meditation, guided imagery, movement and breathing are taught and practiced in a safe, small group environment. The evidence-based model has been utilized in communities around the world as a catalyst to build resilience after a collective trauma. CMBM is coming to Shasta County as part of the Carr Fire long term recovery efforts, but the work is appropriate for other types of stress and trauma as well.