FLEX: Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs eXchange Kickoff
Is stress impacting your life negatively? Are you experiencing increased anxiety or sadness? Is your sleep disrupted? Do you feel more reactive or irritable than your normal self? Are you having trouble focusing or completing tasks? Do you numb yourself in social media, the news, television, video games, food, etc?
Do you want to feel empowered and knowledgeable to INCREASE focus, connection and a sense of calm in your daily life? Join Nima Novak to learn strategies and tools to quickly reset your nervous system to reduce the negative emotional and physical impact of our current circumstances of living through a global pandemic and civil unrest. The strategies and tools taught in the workshop are shown through research to increase joy and sense of calm, improve immune system function, improve quality of sleep and improve digestion.
Sponsor: CNA Insurance
Event Partner: Pride Candle Company
Nima Novak is an Indigenous Speech Language Pathologist from the Mohawk Tribe of the Iroquois Nation. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Nima’s holistic approach of resilience and education teaches how research-based mindfulness practices can be used to manage trauma in the body for both her students and colleagues experiencing the effects of secondary trauma. She is dedicated to empowering her students and all womxn to pursue their passions through the cultivation of resilience and self-worth. In her school based speech therapy and basketball coaching Nima takes a trauma-informed approach to support BIPOC and all students at every level.
Nima is an advisor on Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board and mentor's current students at California State San Marcos in the Students of Speech & Language, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Group. For her anti-racism work, she has been featured in Vice Magazine, Medium.com and Authority Magazine. She is a contributing founder and author of the anti-racism work group Living in Empathy. Nima has been featured on Educators for Justice IG live, SLPs Of Color IG live, the FAACT podcast, the Breaking Down Podcast and as The Rainbow Project’s keynote speaker. Nima offers accountability consultation and training in somatic work and anti-racism work. Please find her at @nima.novak on Instagram for contact and future upcoming events.