THRIVE HEALING SUMMIT 

MARCH 29, 2022

Healing
The Healers

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The emotional health and well-being of adults who work with young people is one of the most important factors in effectively supporting youth. With limited resources, a shortage of workers, increased trauma with youth and increasing support needed for youth, the demand is taking a toll on our workforce. Adult providers need healing too. Healing-centered engagement requires that we consider how to support adult providers in sustaining their own healing and well-being in an effort to ensure they can continue to do their jobs well.

The Thrive Healing Summit provided an opportunity to prioritize the healing and well-being of those whose occupations often require them to put others’ needs before their own. Whether you're a helper, healer, educator or caregiver, each moment of the summit was designed with YOU in mind! To all of those working directly to support youth, families or other individuals in our community, this was an opportunity to prioritize your own health, wellness and healing.

Experience this day of healing-centered engagement focused on restoring and sustaining the adults who are working tirelessly to heal the young people in our community through with session videos from the event.

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Check out visual notes of the Thrive Healing Summit through these graphic recordings. 

SUMMIT AGENDA

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LIVE PERFORMANCE

8:00 AM

Kelvin Mockingbird

As a member of the highly influential musical group Burning Sky, Mockingbird received a Grammy nomination for Best Native American Album for "Spirits in the Wind" in 2002.

Kelvin's spacious and meditative playing is firmly rooted in his personal philosophy: "We are only a single note lingering in this cosmos, but as one people we make a strong chord in harmony with the universe."

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WELCOME, INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

8:05 PM

Danelle Campbell and Alexa Benson-Valavanis

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MINI-MINDFULNESS SESSION

8:25 AM

Chau Yoder

Chau Yoder is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronic engineering. Chau led a successful program of mindful living during her 25-year career at Chevron as a manager of information technology and as an applied behavioral science consultant. Chau received training in mindfulness from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. on mindfulness based stress reduction. She is a Dharma teacher, ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003 and in 2009, Chau completed the training program of Master Ce Hang Truong to be an Integral Taichi Trainer.

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LIVE PERFORMANCE

9:05 AM

Kelvin Mockingbird

As a member of the highly influential musical group Burning Sky, Mockingbird received a Grammy nomination for Best Native American Album for "Spirits in the Wind" in 2002.

Kelvin's spacious and meditative playing is firmly rooted in his personal philosophy: "We are only a single note lingering in this cosmos, but as one people we make a strong chord in harmony with the universe."

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A HEALING EXPERIENCE TO HEAL HEALERS

9:20 AM

Rich and Yvonne Dutra-St. John

In these unprecedented times filled with social unrest, pandemic, and the lack of interpersonal contact in our schools, families and communities, this experience is designed to provide you the opportunity to share support with like-minded community leaders who truly understand. Gift yourself, your family and our community with your full immersion in this unique one-time opportunity for transformation and interpersonal healing.

In the face of all we hold as educators, caretakers and healers, this three-hour experiential workshop will allow participants the unique opportunity to flip the script. Now it’s your turn to receive. A time to explore and celebrate our collective successes and to allow ourselves to release leftover pressures and frustrations that come our way as caregivers. Our expertly facilitated large and small processes are intentionally designed to shine a light on what has been, while at the same time helping participants discover deeper levels of compassion for themselves and for others.

Thank you for answering the call from your hearts.

Rich and Yvonne Dutra-St. John are co-founders of the innovative Challenge Day Program and the Be the Change Movement, and have helped transform the lives of millions of teenagers and adults throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Drawing on a lifetime of experience on a variety of topics such as diversity education, gender training, addictions, couples, communication, parenting, team and relationship building, their moving, experiential addresses have inspired countless individuals to live, work and interact as the everyday heroes they were born to be. Rich and Yvonne have been featured on news broadcasts, television and in documentaries worldwide, including the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” Emmy Award-winning documentary “Teen Files: Surviving High School,” the “Bully Solution,” which won the Canadian Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in broadcasting, and “If You Really Knew Me,” which aired nationally on MTV.

Modeling all that they teach, their inspirational message of hope, compassion and service, permeates everything they do. Their book “Be The Hero You’ve Been Waiting For” has inspired thousands, and has been the basis of countless classroom and family discussions. To find out more, or to order your copy of their book go to: www.bethechangemovement.com.

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OPTIONAL YOGA SESSION

12:25 PM

Lisa Weber

The intention for the 30-minute yoga class will be for Lisa to help take the edge off the fast-paced and high-tempo work environment that corporate culture reinforces. Lisa will provide participants tools to manage stress, cultivate mindfulness while using yoga-based breathing, meditation and relaxation. Lisa will guide you through some very gentle postures designed for all levels of fitness. She encourages you to come as you are and your body and practice will meet you there. This session will be an opportunity to slow down, tune in and connect with yourself to provide some healing energy and nourishment, which is vital to your health and wellness. You will begin your practice on your back. Feel free to use a blanket underneath your head as a pillow. Yoga mat is optional, not a requirement.

Lisa Weber is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher
through Northern California Yoga Institute and has been teaching since 2009. Lisa's teaching style is deeply rooted in alignment-based principles blending classical yoga and meditation practices with contemporary exercise science and fitness methods to establish optimal health, wellness, fitness and spiritual awareness. Her classes are a playful mix of dynamic vinyasa flow integrating alignment, core work, breathing techniques as well as basic entry-level poses. She encourages students to find the balance between ease and effort, strength and surrender in each sequence. Lisa teaches that yoga is more than poses, it’s a mindset helping us navigate the highs and lows of the daily grind. It’s good for our mental health and wellness and helps us navigate the complexity of the human condition.

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MINI-MINDFULNESS SESSION

1:05 PM

Chau Yoder

Chau Yoder is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronic engineering. Chau led a successful program of mindful living during her 25-year career at Chevron as a manager of information technology and as an applied behavioral science consultant. Chau received training in mindfulness from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. on mindfulness based stress reduction. She is a Dharma teacher, ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003 and in 2009, Chau completed the training program of Master Ce Hang Truong to be an Integral Taichi Trainer.

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HOLDING DIALOGUE SPACE

1:15 PM

Matt Reddam

Matt Reddam is the current school and community wellness advisor for Butte County Office of Education and former policy and practice coordinator for Trauma Transformed. A regional expert on child traumatic stress and trauma-informed systems, Matt is a clinician, advocate, trainer and consultant whose passion as a survivor drives the need to bring our systems into a state of equity and compassion.

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AWAKEN! RHYTHM AND SOUND FOR HEALING

1:40 PM

Christine Stevens

Join internationally acclaimed author and music therapist Christine Stevens, founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, in an interactive presentation using rhythm and sound for joy, community building and healing. Break up your Zoom burnout by joining an online rhythm jam followed by an experience in sound healing for your personal wellness. For the past eight months, Christine has been offering free sound healing sessions online using an evidence-based protocol for people affected by COVID-19 health symptoms, loss, grief and burnout.

Christine Stevens is author of “Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles.” The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, Discovery Health, Living Better TV, and is a faculty for The Shift Network. She has trained facilitators from more than 25 countries including Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Europe. Christine has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war zone in northern Iraq. She is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha Online and teaches a variety of online training programs, including “Awaken Your Rhythm,” which has served hundreds of people from over 35 countries.

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BREAKING CYCLES AND CREATING CHANGE

2:15 PM

Scott Dinits and Emiliano Jimenez

Reflecting on the things we know, today's healing summit and things we need to remind ourselves of.
Self and collaborative care is not selfish, it is a must. An experience to validate the amazing impact you have in the community and the understanding that caring for oneself is critical to keeping us recharged and at our best for the people we support. We don't have the time to not take the time to not take care of ourselves. We will go through some breakout discussions and activities for reflection, resetting and awareness.

Emiliano Jimenez is an educator, consultant and the lead trainer for the Resiliency Program at The Training Place, Butte College. He has co-created and co-leads the new Cancer Support Program at Enloe's Regional Cancer Center and supports youth with the CARE Team. Emiliano is a certified forest therapy guide currently working with Chico State's EcoTherapy program. Originally from Argentina, he has lived in Chico since 2012 with his wife, Abigail, and two little ones (7 and 5).

Scott Dinits works as the Human Resources Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley and is also a co-director of the Ability First Sports Camp. For 18 years Scott has worked with school districts, community organizations, and service groups, providing a variety of services. He is dedicated toward inclusive programs for people with disabilities and all people that need us the most. Scott provides training and support to community-based organizations, parent workshops and expanded learning programs for youth development practices, trauma-informed and responsive systems and community resiliency practices. He is a member of various cohorts within Thrive. His wife and best friend Stacie have two kids (13 and 4). Getting outside for a bike ride or a hike, being with his family in their garden and barbecuing for friends, family and community are some of his favorite things to do.

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MINI-MINDFULNESS SESSION

3:05 PM

Chau Yoder

Chau Yoder is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronic engineering. Chau led a successful program of mindful living during her 25-year career at Chevron as a manager of information technology and as an applied behavioral science consultant. Chau received training in mindfulness from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. on mindfulness based stress reduction. She is a Dharma teacher, ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003 and in 2009, Chau completed the training program of Master Ce Hang Truong to be an Integral Taichi Trainer.

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CLOSING KEYNOTE

3:10 PM

Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis is a nationally recognized speaker, author and attitude expert. Aaron was a member of the 1994 national championship Nebraska football team and has worked with numerous corporations and organizations in their quest to explore attitudes, perceptions, assumptions and bias. Aaron is not just a speaker “telling” others how to strengthen their organizational practices and standards. He is committed to the real conversation that will elicit transparency and real change.

Aaron is passionate about normalizing the conversation on mental health, suicide, trauma and stigma. He challenges his audience to create momentum for honest dialogue, exploring isolation, trauma, racial/social divide and adverse childhood experiences as contributors to the mental health challenges our nation is experiencing. Aaron conveys the importance of positive childhood experiences and meaningful relationships as an antidote for healing.

Aaron has received numerous awards and accolades and is a proud University of Nebraska alumnus earning his degree in psychology. He has shared the stage with some of today’s top luminaries in various fields.

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LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE

4:00 PM

Sunday Iris

This folk duo is made up of Dave Elke and Lisa Langley. They reside in Northern California. Their third album, "Anywhere," was released in July 2019.

THRIVE STEERING COMMITTEE

SANDRA AZEVEDO

Coordinator of Continuous Improvement, Butte County Office of Education

JUNI BANERJEE-STEVENS

Licensed Psychologist and Owner, Deer Park Counseling & Consulting

ANNA BAUER

Director, First 5 Butte County

SCOTT DINITS

Human Resources Director,

Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley

JANUARY GILES

Manager, Center for Learning and Resilience, Butte County Office of Education

KRISTY MAKIEVE

Executive Director, Butte-Glenn Medical Society

MATT REDDAM

School and Community Wellness Advisor, Butte County Office of Education

MONICA SODERSTROM

Division Director, Community Health, Butte County Public Health

LINDA ZORN

Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development Butte-Glenn Community College District

ERNA FRIEDBERG

Regional Director of Program Development serving Butte, Glenn, Shasta & Tehema Counties, North Valley Catholic Social Services

TED ZWERDLING, MD

Pediatrician, Adventist Health