Do You Love What You Feel: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Adult Relationships
This webinar will benefit anyone who wants to learn about how trauma influences our adult attachment styles and relationships. We will provide an overview of trauma and give different examples of traumatic experiences. We will be discussing the four attachment styles; secure, anxious-preoccupied, avoidant-dismissive, and fearful-avoidant. After providing an understanding of attachment, the training will describe how childhood trauma correlates and causes insecure attachment styles in many people. Lastly the webinar will discuss skills that viewers can use if they or someone they love struggles with relationships.
The last part of the training will discuss skills that viewers can either use themselves or that they can use with clients who struggle with relationships due to attachment issues. The first skill involves utilizing emotional intelligence in order to identify emotions. Emotional intelligence will be described and a journaling exercise will be explained with the purpose of educating viewers on how to identify emotions. The second skill is utilizing “I” Statements. “I” Statements will be explained as well as their importance when increasing healthy communication. Several examples will be given in order to ensure that those viewing understand the layout of an “I” statement. The training will end with a summary explaining how identifying emotions and “I” statements can help to increase connection and trust within relationship
Sharea is a licensed clinical social worker with years of success in helping clients recover from anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings where she received specialized training in the following therapeutic practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Theory, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
For the past three years, Sharea has worked in a practice setting catering to mostly (but not exclusively) Black women, couples and adolescents. Sharea is also a highly skilled Small and Non-Profit Business consultant. Through her skill building small businesses, she has a 100% success rate in helping individual’s realize their dream of starting or expanding their business.
Sharea’s work is delivered through individual sessions, family/couples session, group therapy and workshops focused on helping people navigate through wellness, identity, life transitions and complicated situations. Her empowerment approach focuses on helping people identify and bring out their distinctive strengths while overcoming barriers to happiness and success. Her goal is to help client's create a quality life filled with purpose and self-love. Sharea encourages clients to embrace the concept that our wellness and happiness lies within our control.
Sharea received a BA degree in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration of mental health, health and aging from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Sharea is also currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers in their graduate level social work department where she teaches: Program Development and Strategic Planning, Direct Clinical Practice with Adolescents/Children, and Diversity and Oppression.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200
Mental Health First Aid Instructor (National Instructor Certification)