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WFBSA 2024 
Preserving our Passion for Compassionate Care of our Communities, our Clients, Ourselves

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Wednesday, May 1st
Tamika Hill MSW LCSW
Why Self Care Has to Be Selfishly About You

Thursday, May 2nd
Dr. Loren Michaels 
Setting The Table for Legacy: A Reservation for One

Friday, May 3rd
Kelly Bubolz 
The Silent Stressors Workshop

Wednesday May 1st

Keynote 10am-12pm
Tamika Hill MSW, LCSW

Tamika Hill, known as “Coach T” or “Your Raw but Real Therapist” depending on which hat she is wearing. In 2017, Tamika walked away from the corporate world to start her consulting agency, T. Hill Consultant LLC that brings mental wellness experiences to individuals in the form of therapeutic events, trainings and seminars that are fun, engaging, and thought-provoking. She also founded a private group practice, Step by Step - The Spa For Your Mind, that includes multiple staff members with diverse backgrounds at two locations that brings a unique twist on the mindset of therapy.

Why Self-care has to be Selfish. Participants will learn:

1. Understanding what self-care is

2. Why Self-care has to be selfishly about you 

3. The benefits of Self-care 

4. Ways to give yourself Self-care 

Workshops 1pm-3pm

Option 1: Tamika Hill MSW, LCSW: Living a life of Mental Wellness 

Participants will learn:

1. Understanding what mental health is.

2. Identifying symptoms or signs of mental illness

3. Ways to get help

4. Coping skills to live a lifestyle of mental wellness 


Option 2: Cody ButcherCrisis De-escalation: How to keep suicide crises calm and create a beneficial safety plan

Often services and training focus intently on how to handle a crisis situation in the moment, yet neglect the major component of ‘repair’ that can occur after the situation is calm. In this training we will detail nuanced ways to manage crisis that start with us and our skills and perceptions including major de-escalation principles coupled with managing our own thoughts. Then, we will move into creating lasting change with clients while creating a safety / action plan. TRIGGER WARNING: Topic will have conversations surrounding suicidality and death.

Option 3: Crista Dawson: Horses Helping Hearts Heal
This session will focus on learning about Equine Gestalt Connection. Learn about how horses can help heal human hearts with an up close experience with Crista's horses.


Workshops 3-5

Option 1: Heather Hainz: The Mind-Body Connection and Easy Ways to Build Self-Care Into Your Life

We will explore how intricately tied the mind and physical body. We will discuss easy EFFECTIVE ways to build self-care into your life – many of which will take absolutely no additional time out of your already over-packed life schedule!

Option 2: Olamojiba Bamgbose, Ph.D., NCC: Cultural Diversity 

The workshop will create space for participants to explore their identities as cultural beings, before considering culturally competent and responsive practice with clients. It will address the importance of broaching in client-practitioner spaces. The role of culturally competent and responsive assessments, treatment plans, and interventions. Finally, it will provide a way for engaging in reflective practice through cultural auditing.    


Option 3: Crista Dawson: Horses Helping Hearts Heal
This session will focus on learning about Equine Gestalt Connection. Learn about how horses can help heal human hearts with an up close experience with Crista's horses.

Thursday May 2nd

Keynote 9am-12pm
Dr. Loren Michaels 

Dr. Loren Michaels Harris strives to motivate, inspire, and uplift every person who crosses his

path. Loren vs. an Executive Producer. As a Mentor, Purpose Discovery Coach, Author, and TV Presenter, Loren has been heard on Larry King Live and NPR Radio, and seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and FOX. Loren has been featured on the covers of SHIFT Magazine, the first openly gay service member and first African American Man to grace this magazine cover; Heart of Hollywood Magazine; The Global Achievers Magazine; Courageous Men Magazine and PEOPLE Magazine. In December of 2022, Dr. Loren received “The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award” from The Biden Administration. ” He is the founder of The Power of We Symposium which celebrates underserved kids. Loren works with an elite group of coaching clients to hone their Divine Purpose and then take that purpose into the world. Slam The Hammer Mastermind, The LMH Coaching Rockstars, and his Elevate Masterclass, are all paths where Loren utilizes his gifts through a “paying it forward” mindset. Loren’s motto is: ‘You do the work, and I will provide the stages!’ Loren recently co-starred in the movie Heathen, a made-for-television movie that aired on the Peacock Network winter of 2022. Loren’s Goalcast video can be viewed on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHeQafrmpG8

You can connect with Loren through his website: www.Lorenmichaelsharris or on any of his other social media platforms.

 

Outcomes: 

1. Cultivating a Positive Mindset: Encourage a shift from "wall talk" to embracing possibilities and growth.

2. Embracing Resilience: Loren's keynote instills a deep understanding of resilience, demonstrating that challenges and scars do not have to define us. Attendees learn to embrace their inner strength and use past experiences as stepping stones to greater heights.

3. Transforming Scars into Strengths: Loren empowers individuals to shift their perspective on scars, turning them from sources of pain to wellsprings of empowerment. Attendees gain the tools to use their adversities as opportunities for growth and personal development.

4. Healing from Within: Through Loren's guidance, the audience learns the importance of self-compassion and self-healing. Attendees are encouraged to acknowledge their emotional wounds, process them, and foster a sense of inner peace and acceptance.

5. Living with Purpose: Loren's message inspires individuals to discover their life's purpose beyond their scars. Attendees are motivated to channel their past experiences into a driving force for making a positive impact on the world.

6. Empowering Others: Building on Loren's belief in the ripple effect, attendees are encouraged to uplift others who have faced similar challenges. This keynote inspires a community of support and compassion, creating a positive influence that extends far beyond the event itself.

7.  Heightened Awareness: Attendees gain insight into the impact of their actions on others and the world.

8. Empowered Accountability: Inspire ownership of choices and actions for positive change.

9. Choosing Love Over Fear: Recognize the power of love-driven intentions and actions.

10. Cultivating Positive Ripples: Motivate creating a ripple effect of kindness and compassion.

11.  Lasting Inspiration: Leave with renewed purpose and commitment to be agents of positive change.

12.  Transforming Self-Talk: Discover the power of words to remove limiting beliefs and self-sabotage.

13.  Awareness of Deceptive Language: Identify and challenge everyday self-talk that blinds us to our blessings.

14.  Embracing Opportunities: Recognize the importance of seeing challenges as doors and windows of opportunity.

15.  Empowerment through Perception: Understand how our perspective influences our experiences.


Workshops 1pm-3pm

Option 1: Dr. Loren Michaels:  How To Protect Your 'True Calling' from Becoming 'Just a Job'

Outcomes: 

1. Cultivating a Positive Mindset: Encourage a shift from "wall talk" to embracing possibilities and growth.

2. Embracing Resilience: Loren's keynote instills a deep understanding of resilience, demonstrating that challenges and scars do not have to define us. Attendees learn to embrace their inner strength and use past experiences as stepping stones to greater heights.

3. Transforming Scars into Strengths: Loren empowers individuals to shift their perspective on scars, turning them from sources of pain to wellsprings of empowerment. Attendees gain the tools to use their adversities as opportunities for growth and personal development.

4. Healing from Within: Through Loren's guidance, the audience learns the importance of self-compassion and self-healing. Attendees are encouraged to acknowledge their emotional wounds, process them, and foster a sense of inner peace and acceptance.

5. Living with Purpose: Loren's message inspires individuals to discover their life's purpose beyond their scars. Attendees are motivated to channel their past experiences into a driving force for making a positive impact on the world.

6. Empowering Others: Building on Loren's belief in the ripple effect, attendees are encouraged to uplift others who have faced similar challenges. This keynote inspires a community of support and compassion, creating a positive influence that extends far beyond the event itself.

7.  Heightened Awareness: Attendees gain insight into the impact of their actions on others and the world.

8. Empowered Accountability: Inspire ownership of choices and actions for positive change.

9. Choosing Love Over Fear: Recognize the power of love-driven intentions and actions.

10. Cultivating Positive Ripples: Motivate creating a ripple effect of kindness and compassion.

11.  Lasting Inspiration: Leave with renewed purpose and commitment to be agents of positive change.

12.  Transforming Self-Talk: Discover the power of words to remove limiting beliefs and self-sabotage.

13.  Awareness of Deceptive Language: Identify and challenge everyday self-talk that blinds us to our blessings.

14.  Embracing Opportunities: Recognize the importance of seeing challenges as doors and windows of opportunity.

15.  Empowerment through Perception: Understand how our perspective influences our experiences.

Option 2: Dana Johnson: Ethics and Boundaries, Embracing The Grey in Post-Pandemic Practice 
Boundaries have been blurred, the landscape of our professional practice has encroached upon our
personal lives, and the relationships with our clients and colleagues have changed. The pandemic
asked much of us by way of flexibility and adaptation; much of it to best serve our clients, but at
what cost? Is virtual practice blending into your home life? Do you feel like the clear and rigid
boundaries you once had created to protect dual relationships have crumbled or blurred? Have
colleagues gotten a glimpse into your world via the virtual space, perhaps sharing more than what
seems comfortable? We will explore all the new gray areas in our practice and collegial spaces.
Uniquely, participants in the session will provide examples of ethical dilemmas they have faced and
will walk through the challenges to learn how to best embrace, or color the gray, to improve ethical
decision making when circumstances arise.


Option 3: Tracy Kleingartner: Clean Your Own House First 

This session will focus on using EMDR to help clean up your own clutter and baggage before you help others with theirs. 

Workshops 3-5

Option 1: Dr. Loren Michaels:  How To Protect Your 'True Calling' from Becoming 'Just a Job'

Outcomes: 

1. Cultivating a Positive Mindset: Encourage a shift from "wall talk" to embracing possibilities and growth.

2. Embracing Resilience: Loren's keynote instills a deep understanding of resilience, demonstrating that challenges and scars do not have to define us. Attendees learn to embrace their inner strength and use past experiences as stepping stones to greater heights.

3. Transforming Scars into Strengths: Loren empowers individuals to shift their perspective on scars, turning them from sources of pain to wellsprings of empowerment. Attendees gain the tools to use their adversities as opportunities for growth and personal development.

4. Healing from Within: Through Loren's guidance, the audience learns the importance of self-compassion and self-healing. Attendees are encouraged to acknowledge their emotional wounds, process them, and foster a sense of inner peace and acceptance.

5. Living with Purpose: Loren's message inspires individuals to discover their life's purpose beyond their scars. Attendees are motivated to channel their past experiences into a driving force for making a positive impact on the world.

6. Empowering Others: Building on Loren's belief in the ripple effect, attendees are encouraged to uplift others who have faced similar challenges. This keynote inspires a community of support and compassion, creating a positive influence that extends far beyond the event itself.

7.  Heightened Awareness: Attendees gain insight into the impact of their actions on others and the world.

8. Empowered Accountability: Inspire ownership of choices and actions for positive change.

9. Choosing Love Over Fear: Recognize the power of love-driven intentions and actions.

10. Cultivating Positive Ripples: Motivate creating a ripple effect of kindness and compassion.

11.  Lasting Inspiration: Leave with renewed purpose and commitment to be agents of positive change.

12.  Transforming Self-Talk: Discover the power of words to remove limiting beliefs and self-sabotage.

13.  Awareness of Deceptive Language: Identify and challenge everyday self-talk that blinds us to our blessings.

14.  Embracing Opportunities: Recognize the importance of seeing challenges as doors and windows of opportunity.

15.  Empowerment through Perception: Understand how our perspective influences our experiences.
 

Option 2: Dana Johnson: Ethics and Boundaries, Embracing The Grey in Post-Pandemic Practice

Boundaries have been blurred, the landscape of our professional practice has encroached upon our personal lives, and the relationships with our clients and colleagues have changed. The pandemic asked much of us by way of flexibility and adaptation; much of it to best serve our clients, but at what cost? Is virtual practice blending into your home life? Do you feel like the clear and rigid boundaries you once had created to protect dual relationships have crumbled or blurred? Have colleagues gotten a glimpse into your world via the virtual space, perhaps sharing more than what seems comfortable? We will explore all the new gray areas in our practice and collegial spaces. Uniquely, participants in the session will provide examples of ethical dilemmas they have faced and will walk through the challenges to learn how to best embrace, or color the gray, to improve ethical decision making when circumstances arise.

 

Option 3: Tamika Hill MSW, LCSW: Burnout is Real

Participants will learn:

1. What is burnout 

2. How to identify burnout 

3. The negative side effects of burnouts 

4. How to treat and prevent burnout 

Friday May 3rd 

Keynote 9am-12pm
Kelly Bubolz 

Kelly Bubolz, a 16-year human resources professional now specializing in training and development, empowers and transforms a company's biggest asset, employees! Learn to trust the process and embrace what life is teaching us. Kelly delivers unique training topics including 'burnout' from her own journey that was experienced so that she may train others to prevent. Learn more at: www.kbtrainingconnections.com

Note: Kelly's recently published book, Leaving the Darkness: A Proven & Practical Burnout Guide will be available to purchase for $10 (cash or credit card accepted)

The Silent Stressors Workshop: Embark on a journey to overcome behavioral holds, redefine success, and live a life that aligns with your true values and aspirations.

Checkpoint #1 Power of Habits

Explore the natural tendencies of our brain and why we can't start or sustain new habits contributing to compassion fatigue. Evaluate current work and home lifestyle to begin driving action toward a more focused plan to preserve passion for your community, clients and yourself.

Checkpoint #2 Behavioral Holds

Dig into behavioral challenges of work validation, productivity guilt, addictive actions, loss of identity and lack of accountability. Evaluate current work and home lifestyle to begin driving action toward a more focused plan.

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