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January 2024 SPIN


January 22nd SPIN Meeting - "COVID, Stress, and the New Normal"


Date: Monday, January 22, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Host Location: Metro West 5475 NE Dawson Creek Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124


Certificate of Attendance 11.13.23
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Speaker: Jacki Gethner


Jacki, is a bodywork and massage therapist with over 35 years of experience, a professional trainer and educator dedicated to sharing practical skills.


She has shared collaborations with nonprofits, government agencies, and other health educators as a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC1) from 1998-2019.


In 2009, Jacki Gethner was awarded the National Kaiser Permanente Diversity Award for her work in the HIV/AIDS arena, with which she began her nonprofit, Women of a Certain Age (WOACA).


From healing sessions to group workshops, she supports individuals and communities in creating a healthy, thriving, safe, and inclusive world.

Topic: "After COVID-19: The New Self-Care Paradigm Supporting Providers, Staff, Clients, and the Community in the “New Normal" Even though we have navigated many struggles around COVID, cases continue and the effect of long-term COVID continues to create challenges for workers, care providers, seniors, and other individuals. In this overview of a longer training that I’m offering about “COVID, Stress, & the New Normal,” you will identify and learn to work with three common complaints that have compromised people’s well-being in the last several years. The skills you will learn will empower you to support your personal well-being at work and in daily life.


This presentation can also support in addressing specific issues about the care facilities you may work with and how to effectively connect with seniors around whole body wellness issues related to health problems created by issues related to COVID.


Here is a relevant article in Medical News Today about a study that was done on outdated perceptions of mental health and investing in workplace well-being and why the need for this training is so great: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/let-go-of-outdated-perceptions-of-mental-health-and-invest-in-workplace-well-being

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