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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Stress Management and Self-Care for OD Professionals

  • 06 Oct 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email


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Stress Management and Self-Care for OD Professionals

It is common for clients to discuss issues of stress or to share their personal beliefs with their OD consultant.  In some cases, clients may share details of severe stress or trauma, or share personal beliefs that directly conflict with the OD professional or personal ethics.  These types of conversations can lead to intense emotional reactions for the OD professional that make it difficult to maintain presence with the client during meetings with the client.  These emotional reactions can even linger long after the meeting is over, making it difficult for the OD professional to sustain their personal wellbeing and maintain an effective practice.  This session is designed to support OD professionals in developing tools and knowledge for stress management and self-care.  During this session, the neuroscience behind stress management will be discussed along with self-compassion and self-care methodologies. 

Participants will leave Greenleaf’s session with: 1) Foundational knowledge of the neuroscience behind stress and stress management, 2) The role of self-care and stress management in maintaining a positive coaching approach, 3) Experience in practicing self-compassion and other grounding techniques that assist in mitigating toxic stress, and 4) A felt experience of connection to other OD professionals interested in learning more about stress management and self-care.

Presenter Bios

Trever Dangel

Trevor is Trauma Prevention and Mitigation Specialist for Greenleaf Integrative.  He develops tailored programs utilizing trauma-informed approaches for Greenleaf clients who are impacted by the effects of trauma in their daily work. Trever is an actively licensed psychologist with experience in providing trauma-specific services and trauma-informed treatment to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. He has published several peer-reviewed studies on the topics of spirituality, positive psychology, and suicide prevention in journals such as Mental Health, Religion & Culture, and The Journal of Psychology.  He holds Doctorate and Master of Arts degrees in clinical psychology from East Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Penn State University.

Stephan Dix

For 25 years Stephan has supported domestic and international leaders and their teams to create lasting systemic organizational development change.  He accomplishes this by improving business processes, systems, and organizational structures and builds management capacity, to achieve desired public, private, and non-profit organizational objectives.  Since 2003 he has used a focused inquiry coaching approach that assists clients to think more clearly, gain increased perspective, and focus more effectively on achieving work objectives.  Stephan’s Masters is in Development Management. His OD Change Management and Training certifications are from Georgetown University, and his coach training from Coach Training Institute. Stephan is an International Coaching Federation - Professional Certified Coach.

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