December 4, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Feeling anxious, angry, tired or fatigued? Feel like you weren’t quite prepared for the stressors and collective trauma of the COVID-19 storm? You aren’t alone. Our resilience reserves are being stretched, but they can be strengthened. This seminar will focus on two key factors for building resilience – trauma awareness and self-care. Understanding the impact of stress and trauma on our body, our mind and our spirit and having practical tools for self-regulation and self-care will benefit pastors, their families and the congregations they serve.

There is no cost for pastors and chaplains of Atlantic Coast Conference. Registration (below) is required.

This virtual seminar will include four sessions via Zoom, with a morning, lunch, and afternoon break. To view the day’s schedule, click HERE.

Follow up seminar
A follow up seminar for attendees of the December 4 event titled Trauma and Resilience-Informed Pastors will be offered in the future. More informaiton about this can be found HERE.

Elaine (Elena) Zook Barge is a trauma and resilience educator and consultant for individuals and organizations dealing with stress and adversity.   She has facilitated Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) learning since the program was first developed in 2002 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).  Having previously worked in community development and peacebuilding in Central America in the 1980’s and 90’s and having coached and trained thousands of professionals worldwide, she is experienced in providing support and tools for those in high-stress situations.  Elaine is committed to increasing trauma and resilience-informed services locally, nationally and internationally. She holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation (2003) and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/ Community Development (1984) from EMU.