Featured Workshop Speaker - October 30, 2021
Tracy Taris is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is president and owner of Healing The Mind & Spirit, Inc. where she leads a team of counselors. Her group practice is located here in the Santa Clarita Valley where psychotherapy services are provided in the form of couples, family, individual, adolescent and child therapy as well as coaching services that cover a variety of topics from creative blocks, nutritional problems, and women’s issues.
Tracy’s service to the Santa Clarita Valley also includes work as a Contract Therapist for College of The Canyons’ (COC) Student Health and Wellness Center. She is part of a team of therapists who provide therapy to students at COC.
Tracy completed her service as President for the Santa Clarita Valley California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Chapter and is now serving in the role of Past President for the organization. Tracy is also a writer and has contributed to The Signal Newspaper as well as written workshops that she has taught for The City of Santa Clarita through the Seasons Catalog, her Private Practice, and for COC.
LifeForward Workshops 2021-2022
The LifeForward program offers free skill-building workshops that concentrate on topics useful to women of varying ages and interests. These include job search and application topics, parenting, self-care, and financial education. Subject Matter Experts provide their expertise, knowledge and skills to promote empowerment and self-sufficiency to address our fears, concerns and ways to emotionally adapt to our current way of life.
LifeForward virtual workshops are continuing to be developed. Please check back regularly to check on our upcoming workshop topics and dates.
- October 30, 2021 - Empowerment! Recognize Unhealthy Relationships & Create Boundaries - Tracy Taris, L.M.F.T.
- October 9, 2021 - Communication and Relationships Skills - Be More Effective With Family, in the Workplace, and Community! - Wendy Amara, Strategy Coach
- September 25, 2021 - Challenging Emotions, Building Resilience in Traumatic Times - Michelle Witkin, Ph.D. <resource guide> <nurture list>
- September 11, 2021 - Awareness - Recognize Behaviors that Lead to Sexual Harassment - Assault - Priscilla Benites, L.M.F.T. and Alejandra Sandoval, MPH <slide deck>
- August 21, 2021 - Parenting for Success - Winning Regardless of the Unknowns! - Cassie Eads, Parent & Teen Connecting Coach <slide deck>
What Participants Have Said:
The information was extremely relevant to the issues I and my family, friends are experiencing.
The most helpful concept presented is that I only am in control of myself. I also appreciated that it was emphasized to not hurt myself, not hurt others, and not break property.
Zonta thank you for these workshops & having them open to the communities.
Truly enjoyed this workshop.
The workshop was relevant to issues I am experiencing.
I look forward to these workshops! They help to ground me and keep me positive during these hard times.
I have been looking forward to this LifeForward so I can feel the energy of powerful and vibrant women being sent out into the universe. Thank you.
I feel inspired to make some healthy changes.
Much less tense than I was this morning; feel balanced.
this is my self care for the day
Thank you for an informative program
A Special Thank You To Our Speakers:
Priscilla Benites, L.M.F.T.
Alejandra Sandoval, MPH
Michelle Witkin, Ph.D.
Wendy Amara, Strategy Coach
A Special Thank You To Our LifeForward Sponsors:
2021-2022 - Video Library:
Sept 2021: Challenging Emotions, Building Resilience in Traumatic Times
Oct 2021: Communication and Relationship Skills - Be More Effective with Family, in the Workplace, and Community!
Past Workshops 2020-2021 - Video Library:
Oct. 2020: Mindfulness, Moving Forward and Self-Care
Nov. 2020: How to Create Success-Not Stress During this 2020 Holiday Season
Nov. 2020: How to Create Success-Not Stress During this 202 Holiday Season
Jan. 2021: You're the Boss of Your Money! Make it Work for You
Feb. 2021: You Have a Business Idea - Now What?
Mar. 2021: Single Parenting Success, It Takes a Village and a Whole Lot More
April 2021: Divorce & Family Law Issues! Child Custody & Sources of Child Support
May 2021: Challenges of Motherhood, Recognize Inner Wisdom & Improve Relationships
May 2021: You Are Not Alone! The Impact of Covid-19 on Society and the Individual
May 2021: Creating Boundaries with Confidence & Empowerment!