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About the Event
You chose to be helpers as an important purpose in your life. Helping involves giving and in this giving, we can become depleted.
We forget that we as human beings are not an unlimited resource. Just like air, water, and land we cannot continually give and give without serious consequences.
Coming Home is an important reminder for us, that we, like any limited resource, need to be replenished. Taking time to pause and make amends with our physical, emotional, and spiritual self. To re-connect with what grounds us and gives meaning outside our giving roles.
Coming Home is the resource to replenish our entire being so that continuing to function in our giving roles can draw on more than an empty tank!
•8 Weeks, work at your own pace
•Weekly videos + modules
•One Key Topic/Lesson per week
•Recorded Practice Opportunities (~10-20 mins)
•Written Worksheets and Experiential Opportunities
We are here to serve as your guides as you transition from work to home & home to work. We serve as facilitators of your deeper self-care while you care for your loved ones, community, and our nation.
Thomas Roberts is a retired Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist. He has over 40 years of experience in clinical psychotherapy and has been a practicing Zen Buddhist for nearly 50 years. In 1992 he received lay Buddhist vows from Thich NhatHanh.
He is the author of the book The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginners Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion (New Harbinger Press, 2009). He is also the author of numerous articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Tom has been adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at ViterboUniversity in La Crosse, Wisconsin as well as at the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy at St. Cloud University in St Cloud Minnesota, where he taught Wellness and Spirituality, Mindfulness and Recovery, and Positive Psychology, Integrative approaches to healing, and Advanced Counseling Approaches classes. He is also visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he teaches courses in integrative approaches to mind-body healing. Over the past 40 years, Thomas has become a leader in the fields of mind-body healing, clinical hypnotherapy, and mindfulness. He continues to present classes workshops and retreats locally as well as throughout the United States.
Heather Quackenboss is the Human Development and Relationships Educator at UW Madison Division of Extension in La Crosse County. Her focus is on wellbeing, culture and diversity, community collaboration, and mental wellness. She is certified in the Science of Happiness at Work through UC Berkeley, has been trained with UW Madison Public Health and Division of Extension as a facilitator for Racism as a Public Health Crisis and with Racial Justice from the Heart, and facilitates Racial Justice with the YWCA, BLACK, and Ho-Chunk Nation. Heather has worked for over 20 years in and with nonprofit agencies in La Crosse County. With her MS in Therapeutic Recreation paired with her travels to the USSR, work in prison, and parenting 3 teenagers, Heather uses compassion, adaptability, and empathy as tools that apply theory to real life.
Jenna Schneider has her degrees in School Health Education and a Masters of Public Health-Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and has worked for the Wisconsin state health department in chronic disease and prevention for over 5 years. She has coached the University of Wisconsin Madison Dance team for over 9 years serving as a conduit for mentorship, leadership and overall health coach for young women from across the nation. She has traveled with her teams and competed regionally and nationally for almost a decade. Jenna is a Certified Professional Coach from UW Madison coaching program and is the Owner of Jenna Schneider Coaching LLC where she mentors and coaches individuals across the region and county. She sucessfully runs a podcast called “She Leads Her Life” interviewing experts, professionals, and humans representing all walks of life and especially during this pandemic. Jenna is an active wife and mother of 2 school age children.
Keely Rees is a full professor in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is the Director of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health-Community Health Education and Master of Science in Healthcare Adminstration. Keely is the owner of Keely Rees International, LLC. Her research and work in the health field provide the foundation for advocacy, policy, and women's health in a variety of public health settings. Keely's career has focused on the well-being of people and organizations. As a teacher, personal coach, workshop facilitator, mother, and wife, Keely has an extensive background in personal and organizational health. She loves working with educators, health professionals, teens, young adults, and professionals of all ages and experiences. Her work is grounded in compassion and enthusiasm for individuals and communities. Keely recognizes how we are all a work in progress and the need for connection and empathy is evident in our homes and workplaces.
Tom, Heather, Jenna, and Keely