Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

July 10 Program Agenda

"Self-Care: The Journey from Loss of Self to Wholeness"

Victoria Sciarra, LMFT, Meditation Teacher, Private Practice


Thursday, July 10, 2014


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB will provide 1 CEU to MFTs/LCSWs in attendance (free to EALB members, $10 for non-members).
Approval No. PCE 4131

Victoria Sciarra Victoria Sciarra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and meditation teacher. She has been in private practice in the Long Beach area for over twenty years. While she has a solid background in traditional talk therapy her curiosity and passion to understand how the mind impacts the energy body resulted in her extensive training in the field of Energy Psychology.
She co-wrote the booklet "Energy Psychology Explained" to help her clients better understand how traumas and beliefs held in the mind and body influence thought, behavior and health. Victoria is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique and Brainspotting. She also holds certifications in Advanced Integrative Therapy and Integrative Body Psychotherapy and has taught at the Central Institute of Integrative Body Psychotherapy in Venice, California.
Seven years ago Victoria began teaching beginning meditation in the hopes of providing the community with tools for stress reduction and relaxation. Her goal as a teacher is to de-mystify meditation and get people curious about its benefits.
She writes a weekly meditation blog on her website She has also released a guided meditation CD, “Your Heart Knows.” This CD takes you on a gentle journey to connect with the wisdom and guidance from your sacred heart center. Heart wisdom is a powerful way to expand self-awareness beyond the limitations of the mind. CD is available for sale at the program.

Self-Care: The Journey from Loss of Self to Wholeness
Charles Darwin said, "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." Self-Care requires a conscious decision, moving out of fight-flight-freeze (mind), wanting something in life to be different than it is and a spark of inspiration (body) to begin the step by step journey to achieving it. This presentation discusses three ways we are vulnerable to losing our “self” from conception to death; shame, negative and limiting beliefs and crazy busyness. Simple and portable tools will be taught to promote self-care in each of these areas. This presentation will be interactive and handouts will be provided.

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