Energy Boost: Understanding and Transforming Stress and Grief - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

Energy Boost: Understanding and Transforming Stress and Grief 

Please join us for our CEU Webinar Series

Friday, December 17, 2021, from 9:30-11:00 AM 

Presented by Karen Adler, MSW, LCSW


The cost is $15, you will earn 1.5 CEUs, and counts towards fulfilling the mandated reporter requirement.


About the Presentation:

Grief and sadness are part of the human experience. These overwhelming and difficult emotions can serve as an opportunity for immense personal growth. 

In today’s challenging times this seminar will discuss the effects of chronic stress on the brain and body and how to mitigate and transform it’s negative impact into growth, vitality and purpose. We will explore complicating factors like compassion fatigue and grief and ways in which body centered tools can be used to offer relief to those in the helping professions. Conscious exploration into the body will be introduced as a means to identify and remove blockages that stand in the way of our greatest potential and capacity to share with those we serve. 


  • Learn new avenues for mitigating and transforming the negative effects of chronic stress on the brain and body. 
  • Explore a body-centered approach to working through layers of trauma, grief, and stress exacerbated by the pandemic. 
  • Learn an energy-giving versus an energy-draining approach to addressing grief, complicated grief, and compassion fatigue. 
  • Learn to create new pathways in the brain to allow for becoming more present, creative, and effective in your work and everyday life.


About the Presenter:

Karen Adler, MSW, LCSW is a trauma-informed, body-centered psychotherapist with over thirty-five years of experience working with individuals, couples, LGBTQI adults & teens and families on issues of trauma, grief, stress, anxiety, depression and life transitional challenges. 

Through her extensive training and life experience, Karen has earned a reputation and following as a trusted guide, empowering individuals, couples and families. Along with her therapeutic practice, Karen offers supervision and consultation services and holds self-reflection, spirituality, meditation workshops and retreats as well as keynote addresses and seminars on stress relief, grief and trauma. Karen also provides conscious parenting services and conducts ceremonial celebrations for milestones events. 

Karen’s primary mode of therapy is Self Acceptance Training (SAT), a mind-body approach that seeks to explore, uncover and free blocked emotions and trauma held within the body. Embarking on this experiential journey an individual is provided an opportunity to follow the call of the body’s sensations to uncover deeply hidden truths and bring them to light. The result – a sense of confidence, inner peace, vitality, and strength. The space created within lets the soul shine through and empathy, compassion and life’s purpose take the lead. The goal of this work is not simply to live a better life, but to undergo a transformational shift allowing one to live into their Best Self. Instead of becoming a cause for fear and stress, the pressures of an ever changing, uncertain world can be a catalyst for change, expansion and courageous exploration. The work of Self Acceptance integrates the best elements of psychotherapy and spirituality. 

Karen is married and the mother of three adult children. She can be reached at (773) 842-7364 or See her article: Emerging Transformed: Facing Grief in the Time of COVID-19.” 


NEW One-Step Registration/Payment Process:

Important Information – We have a new 1-step registration process for our Live Webinars. This process will enable you to register and pay at the same time using our new CEU Online School platform. After registration, you will receive a welcome email from CEU Online confirming you are enrolled in the course and containing the link to join. 

We will also send one reminder email 24 hours prior to the live webinar that also includes the link and instructions for joining the webinar.

We are licensed to provide CEUs in the State of Illinois for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.

This format has opened up the possibility for therapists from all over to attend. We always love meeting new people and appreciate welcoming returning friends as well. We hope that you can join us!


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