Presented by Courtney Whetstone, MA, LMFT
Friday, January 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A Happy New Year to all!My wish for you includes many moments free of threats to your sense of safety.
for you all a stockpile of long term memories of emotional safety that
can be drawn into working memory, and turn off, if even for a moment,
any need to be vigilant for threats to your well being. I think Stephen
Porges, PhD would call that state a "ventral vagal brake". In that safer
state, it is possible to resolve conundrums with surprising ingenuity.
course, to have such a stockpile you have to have safe experiences
either real or imagined to draw from. Personally, the feeling that comes
with learning something new, or having old understandings extended,
adds to my good feeling stockpile. Also, sitting amongst other members
of my tribe (in vivo or online) enhances that feeling of purpose with
others I enjoy so much!
I love being part of IE-CAMFT. I'm glad to be part of a bigger picture. It keeps me hopeful.
Warmly, Paul Velen, MS, LMFT
Nothing done for another is wasted.
Welcome New and Returning Members
Diep, John Warfield, Sarah Bergeson, Erika Camez, Mary Ellen Garcia,
Steve Whiting, Eseoghene Oniwor, Rosealinda Carrillo, and Michael Rector
Thank You for Renewing
Sarmiento, Leanna Escamilla, Leann Gonzalez, Antenique Nevarez,
Brittany Leary, Arlene Todd, Sarah Jane Martinez, Sally Finn, Cynthia
Brownlee, Janae Preast Hewes, and Karri Backer
Egari, Maryana Helu, Delsa Wilson, Mu-Lan Chau, Kathy Louis-Sanders,
Suzette Sable, Maria Savala-Mahany, Dianne Tiberg, Janiel Henry, Carolyn
Calderwood, Iiesha Howard, Victoria Snow, Miroslava Villegas Reyes,
Janell Mercer (Gagnon), and Kristen Rawlings