Live online group trainings

Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), Restorative Justice, and Self Care Trainings 

Format: Online sessions from 2 hours to 40 hours

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Tapping Amidst Uncertainty to Find a Centered Calm: A Toolkit

Format: Five 1 hour weekly sessions

A small group of up to 10 people

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Addressing the Impact and Trauma of Migration (AITM) / Abordando el Impacto y Trauma de Migración (AITM) 

Format: Five 90-minute sessions, in English or Spanish

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Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) and related training  

Enhance your resilience by understanding how trauma impacts your brain, body, beliefs, and behavior. These research and practice-supported trainings integrate ideas and tools from neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, and nonviolent conflict transformation---a potent combination for transforming the energy of trauma into nonviolent power.

Choose from online two-hour online sessions to multi-week online 40-hour courses conducted by Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (MPLI) or STAR at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University (CJP/EMU). Continuing education credits available.

Register early: classes fill quickly.

  • Expand your understanding of the interplay of resilience and trauma
  • Learn how justice and conflict transformation processes enhance healing
  • Walk away with new ideas on how to help yourself and your community

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In-person training will resume when it is safe for groups to gather.

Participant feedback about STAR Intro trainings:

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! It was an excellent balance of valuable information and critical reflection,  Kudos on a great training!

This training gave me hope, helped me feel energized to have new information... ..Very well done, thorough, and clearly presented high-level overview of extremely complex topics.

I hope and pray that your work will be blessed and multiplied at this difficult time in history. Thank you!

Tapping Amidst Uncertainity to Find a Centered Calm: A Toolkit

Five weekly one hour sessions in a small group of up to 10 people.

Worried? Angry? Grieving? Struggling to find centered calm? This psychoeducational practice group provides a counterbalance to the turbulence around you. Together we learn and practice Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), an evidence-based technique that helps you calm your swirling thoughts and dysregulated nervous system so you can uncover a place of centered calm. Clarity of thinking, courage, and resilience emerge, and you discover authentic ways to be and serve in your world. In over twenty-five years of doing psychotherapy, I’ve found consistent use of EFT to be the most effective and efficient self-help tool for growth. This self-regulation skill---along with other practices we’ll use as time permits--- belongs in every emotional first-aid self-care toolbox.

As part of this class, we hope you:

  • Lower anxiety
  • Release physical tension
  • Counter the paralysis of fear
  • Avoid taking tension out on others
  • Clarify who you chose to be
  • Access the wisdom of your heart and mind
  • Connect with others

Classes are forming now for Spring 2021.

The cost is $99  (Ask about a reduced rate if you've lost your job due to the pandemic.)

Your trainer: Carolyn Yoder, LPC, NCC


Participant feedback for Tapping Amidst Uncertainty 

When it feels like so much is out of our control, this class provided clarity and tools that allowed me to move head, heart, and body space from feeling stuck to having choice.
- Nessa S, Non-profit professional

I gained conceptual and also practical tools for cultivating resilience in my life and community. It was not a magic solution to all my struggles but it gave me direction in where to look next and explore.
- Anna, Musician

This class provides a set of tools needed to wrestle with our emotions and their effects on our bodies. It provides a space to strengthen our resilience and our power as we become aware of what we feel, name why we feel it, and love ourselves compassionately.
- Eliana, Social worker

Addressing the Impact and Trauma of Migration (AITM) / Abordando el Impacto y Trauma de Migración (AITM) 

Five 90-minute sessions

In English or Spanish

In this impactful training the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience approach---neuropsychology restorative justice, and nonviolent conflict transformation---is applied to the trauma of migration. Utilizing practical tools and interactive learning, this training can be customized for refugees and immigrants or for staff of organizations that work with them.

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Your trainer: Elaine Zook Barge

Elaine ZB