Understanding the Effects of Trauma and Stress

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June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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To be in service to others does not mean to be in sacrifice to oneself.  There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma, oppression, and poverty, goes beyond burnout or fatigue.  The toll of constantly witnessing and holding space for heavily charged human emotions and experiences can distort views about the self, the world, and the future. Individuals who have chosen to be in service to others, often sacrifice their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to meet the demands of this calling. 

During this 2 part interactive enlightenment session, participants will engage in a learning journey of self-exploration, discovery, healing, and conscious action.

During Part 1, JVH will offer a safe and supportive space to:

  • Define and differentiate between the different types of trauma.
  • Recognize the effects of trauma and its impact on the human mind, body and spirit.
  • Explore the oppressive systems and structures that perpetuate trauma and stress.

Through JVH’s healing-centered facilitation framework, participants in this session will receive a safe and supportive space to heal, unite and take collective action toward individual and collective healing, liberation and empowerment. These session components are designed to support participants’ comfort and confidence in the digital learning environment.

Part 1: Participants will gain a foundational understanding of the various types of traumas and learn how to recognize the impacts of trauma and stress on the mind, heart, body and soul.

When: Thursday, June 10 | 2pm – 5pm PDT
Where: Virtual
Facilitators: Jenny Hicks & Vanessa Hernandez from J.V.H Empower Consulting


Important Note: Since this workshop is designed to be interactive and engaging with small group and paired discussions we are limiting registration to 4 sign ups per organization to maintain a manageable size

Click here to view and register for “Part 2: Anchoring in Restorative Practices to Heal”. 
Important Note: While we highly encourage participation in Part 1 and Part 2, it is not required to attend either session. 

Register Today! For questions, please email Morgan@nonprofithousing.org.
Interested in joining the Resident Services working group? Click here to learn more.


This event will be hosted virtually. Do you need an ASL Interpreter or Closed Captioning? Please reach out to Morgan@nonprofithousing.org at least two weeks  before the training, if you need further assistance.


Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Tuesday, June 8.
Registrants canceling their registration on or before Tuesday, June 8 will receive a full refund. NPH may consider refunds for extenuating circumstances. Refund requests submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed and will be reviewed on an individual basis. To submit a refund request, please email hilda@nonprofithousing.org.

What We Do: We co-create spaces of belonging where all are seen and heard. These spaces of belonging ignite purpose, passion and action in its collective members. These members are using their individual and collective gifts to eliminate the systems, structures and beliefs that perpetuate oppression and rebuild them with loving and equitable societies. We co-create and partner with individuals/organizations who:

  • Empower and affirm individuals and collectives experiencing oppression.
  • Offer high-quality relevant programs and services of pro-liberation, healing and empowerment.
  • Embody a healing centered approach in every act of liberating the heart, mind and body of oppressive beliefs, actions and values

JVH Heart Minded Facilitation: Psychological safety is a pillar in every JVH Empower project or partnership. Through healing centered facilitation and relational leadership practices, JVH Empower creates environments that allow participants to stay grounded, flexible, curious, present, and emotionally self-regulate. These learning conditions help participants integrate and embody the sovereignty one has over their unique learner journey

Powerful TruthWe have done transformative work with  resident services in public and affordable housing.Vanessa and Jenny:  Learn more about the Co-Creators of JVH Empower here!




June 10
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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