#UvaldeStrong: Meditation with Catherine Scherwenka
If you’re feeling the impact of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, and other recent incidents of mass violence, please join us for a special support session with Catherine Scherwenka. One of Catherine’s companies was brought in after the Route 91 tragedy to help guide and facilitate healing for the first responders using the art of meditation. She has offered this free, online meditation for anyone in need of some support. Meditative practices can assist in creating a sense of security or safety and help increase self-awareness and empowerment while reducing stress and anxiety.
Feel free to register for this or other events we’re hosting and be sure to take extra personal care of yourselves during this time. Remember to use any of the healthy coping techniques that have helped you in the past. Reach out to others who can support you. Limit your exposure to media coverage, focusing on factual and reliable sources.
The Resiliency Center staff is available 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT to listen, support, and assist you in finding services if needed. For 24/7 support, you may call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5330 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Visit resiliencyandjustice.org/trauma-coping-tips for strategies that can help you deal with distressing thoughts.