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Healing from the Tornado: Adult Resilience and Recovery

Dec 16, 2021 to Dec 16, 2021 7 - 8pm

Date: Thursday 12/16
Time: 7-8p
Age Group: Adults 18+

Program Format: In-Person in the UDPL Auditorium

Description: Presented by Upper Dublin Mental Health First Aid. The tornado associated with Hurricane Ida ripped through our neighborhoods and left our landscapes and lives changed in its wake. After trees are removed, houses begin repairs and school and work re-stabilize, you may notice that there are still emotional scars that have yet to heal.

Do you find yourself nervous every time the forecast calls for a storm? Do you feel okay during the day but cannot quiet your brain at night? Are you experiencing increased worry or irritability and are not sure why? Please join us for an information session to help learn how these responses and more are typical ways our brains and bodies react to trauma. You will also learn strategies of how to cope with these thoughts and feelings. There will be a presentation followed by question-and-answer period.

Healing from the Tornado: Adult Resilience & Recovery –  PDF of Slides with Embedded Links

How the Nervous System Responds to Trauma PDF

Window of Tolerance PDF

Shoshana Wortman Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a private practice in Blue Bell, PA. She specializes in trauma and anxiety among other areas, and works with children, teens, and adults. Dr. Wortman is also a consulting supervisor for Victim Services Center of Montgomery County. She earned her doctorate at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She has been practicing psychology for over 15 years and is a member of the Upper Dublin community.

Elizabeth Eby, MA, LPC is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in community based behavioral health services with children and families for 20+ years. Elizabeth holds a master’s degree from Drexel University in Creative Arts in Therapy and utilizes Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy interventions in helping children and families grow. Currently, Ms Eby is employed as the clinical supervisor for Gemma Services outpatient therapy clinic in Mt Airy, and has had some training as a Red Cross mental health responder and as a disaster responder through the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps. She loves hiking and being in nature, hearing kids tell corny jokes, and Halloween.

Registration: Online registration required. Click here to register.

Partner Programs: To see the recorded 11/11 program Healing from the Tornado: Parenting and Child Wellness CLICK HERE & 1/13/22 Healing from the Tornado: Community Healing for Responders