Please contribute to support our work if you can
As you may know, thanks in part to individual contributions to the National Empowerment Center, the United States continues to be a worldwide leader in developing and promoting peer-run, community-based, recovery-oriented organizations and practices. Now, more than ever, your contributions make a statement to legislators and the public that you value peer-run organizations in mental health and would like to see them continue and thrive.
An important part of why your contributions are so important is that they allow us freedom and flexibility to do independent and creative work such as:
· Helping to spread Emotional CPR across the world
· Supporting the development of new innovative trainings such as Neurodiversity Gifts
· Being responsive to your requests for support and technical assistance in a variety of areas, including support to family members
· Developing innovative programs that support youth empowerment
Your support enables us to do additional, independent educational and advocacy work on local, state, national, and international levels that we would otherwise be unable to do. Please help us to continue these independent efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to our 501(c)3 nonprofit. We believe that hope is catching, and we need your support to spread it as widely as possible.
You can make an online donation at our website: https://power2u.org/donate/ or mail a check made out to “NEC,” 3 Nantucket Place, Grafton, MA 01519.
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Artists for Change Exhibit
Gayle Bluebird has completed an art exhibit featuring the work of artists with lived experience who are part of the peer movement. It is now available for anyone who wishes to view it. Click here for the exhibit.
Upcoming Webinar: Reaching Success and Connection: Peer Support Integration in the Workplace
Click here for a recording of the English version of this webinar.
Alcanzando Éxito y Conexión: Integración de Recursos de Apoyo en el Ambiente Laboral (Español)
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Presenter: Juan Vélez Court
Moderator: Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia
Monday, March, 4, 2024 (Spanish)
1:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m. ET
Encontrar un lugar de trabajo donde nos sentimos aceptados es algo importante para muchas personas, incluyendo recursos de apoyo quienes pueden tener un pasado relacionado al rechazo y exclusión a través de su camino. ¿Que ocurre cuando por fin encontramos ese lugar? Logramos conocer personas que quizás tengan una historia similar a la de nosotros, o – en lo opuesto – no tengan algún conocimiento mayor sobre la salud mental.
Desarrollar una conexión interpersonal puede llevarnos a sentir que estamos en un espacio saludable y productivo. Este espacio virtual está diseñado para compartir estrategias y perspectivas sobre la integración laboral de un Especialista Par/Facilitator de Apoyo, dialogar sobre los límites saludables, fortalecer destrezas comunes del trabajo en equipo e identificar formas proactivas para interactuar con personas en el trabajo que no necesariamente se identifican como alguien en recuperación o que tengan una perspectiva diferente a las de nosotros.
NEC’s CEO Oryx Cohen Interviewed on Oddball Podcast
NEC’s CEO, Oryx Cohen, was recently interviewed on the Oddball Podcast about Emotional CPR and his work with NEC. Click here for the audio recording.
Webinar Recording Now Available: Coffee House Chat with NEC’s Youth Coordinator
Presenter: Felicity Krueger
Moderator: Shira Collings
Felicity is the National Empowerment Center’s new Youth Coordinator as well as Emotional CPR’s youngest trainer! This webinar will be all about NEC’s current work with youth, including Youth Emotional CPR, our Youth Leadership Webinar Series, and an adaption of Emotional CPR being developed for elementary age children. Come hear about these innovative programs and have an opportunity to get to know Felicity and learn about her role.
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How Emotional CPR Can Help Persons “Be The Person They Were Born To Be”
NEC’s former CEO, Dan Fisher, MD, PhD recently authored an article illustrating how the practice of Emotional CPR helped a distressed person become aware of their feelings and feel for the first time that she could “be the person she was born to be.” Click here for the article.
Updated Hearing Voices Curriculum Now Available!
Originally developed by Dr. Pat Deegan, the NEC Hearing Voices Curriculum now includes updates developed by Dr. Dan Fisher, Oryx Cohen, and Digital Eyes Film. In addition to the original simulation exercises, the updates include a new DVD featuring one of the co-founders of the Hearing Voices Network, Dr. Marius Romme, as well as testimony from voice hearers themselves. The updated curriculum includes new discussion questions that will help participants better understand how they can support voice hearers after the training.
For more information about the curriculum click here.
Learn more about the updated Hearing Voices Curriculum in the video below.
The ReAwaken Manifesto was born out of a week-long gathering of international leaders in mental health, addiction, and trauma at the inaugural ReAwaken conference, ReAwaken Australia, which took place 8-12 April 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia. The manifesto reflects the collective work and vision of these leaders. ReAwaken recognizes that our society is asleep in many ways, more isolated than ever from each other and the environment, which has led to ineffective and often harmful polices and practices in the fields of mental health, trauma and addiction. We call for a great reawakening of the human spirit, a reclaiming of our narratives, and a reconnection with our fellow travelers and the earth. We know this is possible because we have achieved this in one short week, having created a beautiful, safe, inclusive, and loving community in one small corner of the world.