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Flip the Classroom | Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Flip the Classroom

League of Southeastern Credit Unions has partnered with the Michigan Credit Union League to bring you Flip the Classroom: a three-part collaborative series based on the book Rewire Your Anxious Brain.

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A Virtual Experience for Credit Union Professionals!
February 10, March 11 and April 1 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
$129 per person

Featuring Claire Ladaga

The world has been anything but normal this past year. Many Americans are facing unprecedented upheaval of their work, home and social lives. Do you feel like you and your team are thriving ... or just barely surviving?

Using the therapist-recommended book Rewire Your Anxious Brain as a guide, participants will take a deep dive into their own thoughts, emotions and behaviors while learning concepts and skills to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mental clarity and maximize personal productivity despite the changes they are coping with.

After reading the book and completing self-assessments and reflections independently, participants will join the facilitator to discuss methods to help themselves, coworkers and others cultivate resilience in these trying times. This course is designed for all levels of experience and is especially valuable for employees who have recently transitioned to full-time remote employment.

 

What is Flip the Classroom?

These sessions provide a unique experience that extends beyond a typical book club format. An expert facilitator provides an overview and outline for reading, activities, assessments, discussions, brainstorming, breakout groups and debriefs. Participants provide added substance, insights, conversation, skills application and problem-solving to bring together a one-of-a-kind opportunity for growth and discovery.

About the Book

In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety, based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.

About the Speaker

Claire Ladaga
Claire Ladaga

Claire is a certified corporate training facilitator based in Grand Rapids, MI. She has collaborated with colleges, businesses and the United States military to bring top-quality professional development to diverse groups of people across the nation. As a graduate of both Central Michigan University’s psychology program and the Young American College of Performing Arts, Claire combines her passion for cognitive science with her performing skills to maximize participant engagement and knowledge retention. Mental health awareness is one of her passions and she remains focused on sharing her deepen understanding of this important topic.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

Differentiate between amygdala- and cortex-based anxiety and how they manifest through thoughts, behaviors and physiological response.

Recognize how anxiety may manifest in unexpected ways in their coworkers and others and identify how well-intentioned “soothing” behaviors may actually be making their anxious responses worse.

Apply techniques to mitigate the effects of stress and anxiety both “in the moment” and long-term.

Differentiate between negative and positive self-talk and transform defeating self-talk into empowering coping thoughts.

Combine forces with other participants in order to brainstorm ways to develop a more amygdala- and cortex-friendly work environment using personal experience, workplace history and creative thinking.

What to Expect Each Day

February 10, 2021| Day One
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Welcome! During this first meet-up participants will meet the facilitator and learn how anxiety in America is a mental health epidemic. Information will be shared about identifying anxiety, recognizing patterns and why it matters in the workplace. The facilitator will layout the reading timeline, review the exercise packet, provide digital resources and set participants up for success.

March 11, 2021 | Day Two
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

During this second meet-up the facilitator will provide a concept review and talk about the basics of an anxious brain. The conversation will include information about Amygdala-based and Cortex-based anxiety, why it happens, what it looks like and how to calm it. The session will wrap up with "office hours" -- time to address questions.

April 1, 2021 | Day Three
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

In this final session the facilitator will conduct an icebreaker poll and lead the discussion around a concept assessment and skill application. Participants will engage in a breakout room activity on what to do to "overcome and uplift" and then offer a debrief. The session will discuss creating a resilient workplace and how to put it all together for individuals, organizations and others. It will conclude with some words from the wise and a gratitude statement.

$129 per person - includes all three sessions

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