“Turn Anxiety into your Superpower” – Become empowered around mental health
A lot of us are struggling with stress and anxiety right now. We often didn’t learn how to respond to stress or overwhelm in productive ways and often feel alone with our day-to-day struggles. Now we understand the brain so much better than ever before and in this presentation you will learn the latest science behind stress and anxiety. We will discuss and practice strategies that you can use in your daily life to manage stress and anxiety in productive ways.
In this presentation you will learn:
Research on Stress & Anxiety: biological factors, what’s healthy about anxiety & stress reactions, how our perception changes the health effects of stress
Learn about the dynamics of stress & anxiety
Practical coping skills for stress & anxiety in our current world
Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CAC III, ADS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Counselor, a Somatic Psychotherapist, an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and a Motivational Interviewing Trainer (MINT), who specializes in substance abuse prevention and treatment with adults, teens and their families. She is the founder and director of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” nonprofit program, an innovative, grassroots prevention and intervention program that teaches teens to become leaders around healthier lifestyles and positive peer culture. In addition to teaching the Natural Highs program in high schools in Boulder and at Naropa University, Avani works as a psychotherapist with teens, families and adults with severe issues around substance abuse, addiction and trauma using cutting-edge approaches such as Somatic Psychotherapy, Brainspotting and Systemic Constellationwork. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and trains Motivational Interviewing for criminal justice, mental health, and substance abuse professionals.