Building Your Resilience

Making a living by offering others your unconditional care and support is no easy feat.  We show up for each and every client and do our best to be our full, authentic, loving and boundaried selves, every day. 


Working in the mental health and helping professions can be psychologically and emotionally taxing.  We all know, intellectually, that we need deep and restorative self-care in order to be at our best, it is what we encourage our clients to practice...yet, are we really doing it for ourselves?  Now, offering our support to clients is harder than ever.  We are all experiencing stress, anxiety, financial uncertainty, and a complete shift in the way we deliver services. 


If there ever was a time when we needed to focus on filling our own wells, it is now. 


That’s why The Natural Lifemanship Institute, in collaboration with our students and partner sites, is offering the Building Your Resilience series: multiple online opportunities for profound self-care - through mindfulness, meditation, art, journaling, self-reflection, and more.  Please join us for these deeply restorative online workshops in our connected community of helpers and healers.



This series includes unique offerings to support your resilience and growth. Upcoming workshops will display below as they are made available.

Learn more by clicking the title of each offering below (when you scroll down to upcoming events), which include:

Introduction to Self with Jenn Pagone. This 2 hour workshop, formerly called, Building Your Resilience During the Pandemic, will help participants identify what is being triggered within themselves, and call the wise adult/core self to emerge front and center in order to build internal resources and durability. This is a pre-requisite to the A Journey of Self Discovery and Connection Mini Series.

A Journey of Self Discovery and Connection Mini Series with Jenn Pagone. This includes 4 two-hour sessions and a recorded guided meditation you can keep (made available toward the end of the series). Sessions include, Strengthening the Wise Adult: using Meditation and Entura Art, Enhancing Durability in Internal Resources and Adaptive Neural Networks: using a group EMDR tool for right brain expression, Clinical Support Group: Skills to move through self-activation while working with client, and Self Leadership: Connecting with the Core Self.

Creating Change through Creative Journaling with Radmila Abram. Experience visual journaling as an entryway into heart and mind. No art experience or skill necessary!

The Rhythm and Resilience of Spiritual Connection with Kathleen Choe and Laura McFarland. Explore deep sources of resilience through contemplative practices. Reflect on the sources of resilience available to you through your own spiritual work. All faiths, traditions, and belief systems are welcome.

Within the Spiritual Connection series, a variety of topics may be offered, including:

Rhythm in Spiritual Practice

Discernment as Deep Connection

Spiritual Memoir: Where a Life Meets Mystery, with special guest, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew.