“Emotional CPR Workshop – How to Assist Others Through an Emotional Crisis”

presented by Dina Tyler and Kenneth Kozi Arrington

When: Saturday November 4, 2017, 10AM-5:00PM (Registration starts at 9:30AM)
WhereCypress Community Center, Room 6, 403 Cypress Ave, San Jose (Map/Directions)
 Fee: workshop is free.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please email sbpr6666@gmail.com

Program:
eCPR is a public health educational program designed to teach people
to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps:
C=Connecting, P=emPowering, and R=Revitalizing. The Connecting
process of eCPR involves deepening listening skills including listening
with our eyes, ears, and heart to open up communication, feel the
person’s presence and create a sense of safety for the person
experiencing a crisis. The emPowering process involves supporting
people to feel their passion, purpose and power and to accept the
uncertainty of not knowing what is best, but open to collaborative
exploration. In the Revitalization process, we revitalize our authentic
self and experience increased energy, hope and a renewed sense of
meaning, purpose and belonging. We experience and explore our vital
center – our truth and our genuine voice.
Through a combination of presentation, interactive discussions, and
dynamic real-plays, participants learn to embody the key concepts
involved in effectively supporting a person through an emotional crisis
and into healing.
This one-day presentation of eCPR is appropriate for the diverse
general public, people who themselves have experienced emotional
crisis, broad-based human service providers, family members.
Presenters:
Dina Tyler is a psychiatric survivor, advocate and peer supporter. She is
the Director of the Bay Area Mandala Project, a group bringing together
alternative healing communities to support the transformational and
spiritual aspects of extreme states of consciousness. She has seven
years experience in community mental health working in early
psychosis programs around the Bay Area, bringing compassionate
alternative approaches to people experiencing extreme states
commonly diagnosed as Schizophrenia and Bipolar. She is a Co
Founder and Board Member of Bay Area Hearing Voices, and a
facilitator of the Voices, Visions, and Different Realities Support group
in San Francisco, California. She was awarded the prestigious Peer
Specialist of the Year by the National Council for Behavioral Health in
2015 for her work with young adults recently diagnosed with
Schizophrenia.
Kenneth Kozi Arrington is the Programs Outreach Coordinator for PEERS.
In this role, Kozi reaches out to various  County Communities, organizations,
agencies and learning institutions that serve and/or educate people with mental health challenges. He is also a facilitator of Emotional CPR, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Groups, as well as Tobacco Cessation/Harm Reduction Workshops. Kozi
has also served as a Mentor on Discharge through the National Alliance
on Mental Illness (NAMI), and is a certified “Peer 2 Peer” Group
Facilitator and an “In Our Own Voice” (IOOV) Group Facilitator through
NAMI.  He is the co-founder and lead chairperson for the Alameda
County, Pool of Consumer Champions, (POCC), Sexuality & Gender
Alliance Committee (SAGA). Kozi is also a professional vocalist, actor,
director for stage and television, writer, and spoken word artist

 

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