Drawing inspiration from and breathing intention into the Jewish high holidays, this two hour workshop for women is designed to help build inner-strength and resiliency.

We will explore themes of teshuva, forgiveness, and renewal, inviting experiences of trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and addiction into the room. The session will weave in dance movement therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness techniques and creativity, and will serve as a safe place to both share and process emotions, as well as develop and strengthen body-based coping skills that support resiliency and healing.

If you’re interested in attending this event, please RSVP below, or contact the front office at 206-524-0075.

Shanti Krigel (LMHC, LADC, R-DMT) is a practicing psychotherapist and addiction specialist at Jewish Family Services in Seattle. A licensed therapist for 15 years, Shanti works with clients healing though a wide variety of challenges. Shanti is also a trained Dance Movement Therapist and has lead movement therapy groups for the past 15 years. Shanti believes deeply in the power of mindful movement therapy as a supportive tool that helps individuals heal and discover their authentic self.

Helping Young Children Feel Safe Even When Adults are Frightened

with Emily A. Anderson, MA, LMFT, IMH-E Level III

Thursday, March 30th, 6:00pm
5:30 Pizza Dinner – childcare available

Managing our own fears — connecting with children ages 5 and under

  • helping them feel safe, understood
  • Addressing their curiosities, fears, and misunderstandings
    about threats we perceive and they hear about

We will consider multiple ways to respond to children, both verbal and non-verbal, and also think about and practice mindful self-regulation strategies to help us regulate our anxious arousal, so that we can be fully available in our role as protectors.

Emily, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked with infants, very young children, and families in various capacities for over 13 years. While completing her Master’s degree in Psychology, her focus was on early intervention with families considered to be at-risk, including adolescent parents and their babies.  She is currently part of a small clinic that treats the emotional, social, and behavioral challenges of early childhood, via play therapy, parent support, and occupational therapy.  Prior to this, she worked as a Clinician for the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood School, providing ongoing relationship-based clinical support to children age 0-5 and their families, and implementing professional development for faculty and staff. She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (that’s what the other letters behind her name mean!) and has extensive training with young children with pervasive developmental delays such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She and her family are also members here at Congregation Beth Shalom.


Pizza dinner is free. Please RSVP.


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