Skills for Creating Safety and a Positive Culture of Care

Date: Thursday May 15, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Location: South Miami-Dade, Not far from The Falls off South Dixie Highway. Detailed directions provided upon registration.

7 CE hours

Cost $150.

This training is highly experiential. Participants will learn the skill set needed to create safety and a positive experience for traumatized people. The communication disciplines and skill set will keep your interactions on track, non-judgmental and highly effective in nearly every situation. Connect and establish trust quickly, get more accomplished faster and empower those with whom you interact.

$150 Pay in full

If you prefer to mail a check, or if you would rather I take your credit card information over the phone, simply e-mail me with your name, phone number, massage license number, the date you wish to attend and how you prefer to pay. I will get back to you promptly to confirm your registration!

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Presenter Bios:

Michael Brechtel, MEd, JD, LMT is an engaging transformational educator, author and empath. Michael has been teaching about trauma, self-care, ethics and intimacy for the past decade. “The person I am meant to change is myself. What I am meant to change is reflected in those I meet. I am finished when I see God in everyone.” A massage therapist since 1999, former Director of Education at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami and Professional Massage CE Provider since 2004, Michael holds a BS in Secondary Education and an MEd in Vocational Education, as well as a Juris Doctor. He has taught public school, community college, massage therapy, and continuing education for massage therapists and licensed mental health professionals.

Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT is the Founder and Executive Director of the Trauma Resolution Center, formerly known as Victim Services Center.  Founded in 1995, the TRC is the first trauma-focused Community Mental Health Center and state licensed substance abuse program in the US. Teresa has always believed in the resiliency of the human spirit and in the ability of each being to expand consciousness and tap inner strengths. She has explored many paths and cultures over the decades and has collected many effective techniques for dealing with stress, raising awareness and connecting to one’s spiritual source. She always found it unreasonable that anyone should be permanently labeled and identified with any condition, as most things pass or can be worked through with some discipline and diligence, with the benefit of gaining strength and awareness. Teresa founded her agency on these values. The agency has kept validated measurements since its inception and the data shows that people who complete the program no longer meet the clinical cut-off for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or anxiety -  in an average of 25 hours of treatment. The agency’s core service is a client-centered exposure treatment called Traumatic Incident Reduction, which is delivered in a holistic setting.