Chamber Ambassador Visit
Jefferson County Health Center - Richland Clinic
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 17th, to celebrate the opening of Jefferson County Health Center's new clinic location in Richland, Iowa. The clinic is open Monday through Friday and appointments can be made by calling the Richland clinic directly, or by calling JCHC Clinics in Fairfield.
Pictured from left to right, back row: Jessica Jones, Larry Peach, Richland Community Club Member, Joshua Laraby, Steve Roberts, Ginny Hughes, Bryan Hunger, Alissa Ward. Left to right, front row: Colby Deao, Jessica Anderson, Richland Community Club Member, Tina Main ARNP, Dr. Sebastian Harris, Lesley Owens, Donna Robinson, Judith Cox.
For more information about the JCHC Richland Clinic, please visit:
American Red Cross
Become a Volunteer - Disaster Volunteers Needed
This is the Red Cross’ biggest time to find compassionate and caring people to be volunteers with the Red Cross. With wildfires on the West Coast and potential hurricanes in the Southeast and damaging tornadoes touching down across northern Iowa counties, now is time to make the leap and become a volunteer.
Red Cross volunteers have the ability to do web-based training to provide skills to do their volunteer jobs. In the next couple of weeks, the Nebraska-Iowa Region will host Training Bootcamps. The bootcamp provides in-person training and the opportunity to meet other Red Cross volunteers. Please see the below flyer information for bootcamp training in Iowa. Bootcamp attendees can be prospective volunteers and current volunteers.
The Employers Council of Iowa
Thursday, August 26th
Coming up on August 26th from 9am-10:30am, The Employers Council of Iowa and IowaWORKS will host a virtual training session entitled, "All Things Unemployment". The current Deputy Division Administrator in the Unemployment Insurance Division at Iowa Workforce Development will be presenting on a myriad of Unemployment topics like; Fact-Findings, Appeal Hearings and SIDES, just to name a few.
To register for the event please click here or scan the QR Code on the event flyer with your mobile device camera. The program has been submitted for 1.0 HRCI/PHR recertification credit.
Iowa State Fair
August 12th - 22nd
Get your COVID-19 or flu vaccination at the Iowa State Fair! Visit Hy-Vee booth #40050 between the Grand Avenue gate and the Elwell Family Food Center on the west side of the Fairgrounds for your vaccination. Vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the fair – with no appointment necessary. Plus, receive a $10 Hy-Vee gift card when you complete your COVID-19 vaccination with Hy-Vee or a 20-cent Hy-Vee Fuel Saver reward when you receive your flu vaccine.
The school year is just around the corner! Visit your local Hy-Vee Pharmacy for all of your back-to-school vaccination needs. Visit https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/services/immunizations to learn more.
7 Tools for Managing
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of traumatic stress can make life incredibly
difficult and unpredictable.
Intrusive thoughts and flashbacks can just show up without a moment’s notice, affecting your ability to function.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Our Blog Stories and Articles Open Doorways
Into Understanding Trauma
What Exactly Is Trauma and
Why Does It Matter?
Understanding the link between trauma and behavior
BUT...in the face of a traumatic memory,
our response is not always our choice.
I discovered the only way I could find myself, increase my ability to heal, was to, first look at my false narratives, and my need to feel "normal" by putting on a facade that everything about my life was okay -- in truth, it was not okay.
Instead, I realized that I was without the necessary tools and recovery support that was needed in order for me to feel, allow, and acknowledge my trauma. By doing so, the falsehoods began to melt away and my story was no longer something outside of myself, rather, became integrated and connected to the person I am today and to my inner compassion.
Yes, this took about a decade -- but it changed my life for the better in ways
I could not have imagined.
Trauma is real.
The effects of trauma are long lasting.
They are an indelible part of our story.
I became committed to use my depth of experience and compassion to educate and serve others through coaching, blogging, workshops, being a mental health family educator and speaking at organizations, corporations and schools.
This month's blog offers a Trauma Tool-Kit written by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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Managing Traumatic Stress
7 Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress
It’s important to remind yourself of this as you go through challenging symptoms because self-validation is an important piece of healing.
Mindset Coaching with Diana
Complementary 30-min sessions available (click below)
Adopting a new mindset that focuses on growth and harmony allows us to embrace obstacles that may have felt threatening – struggles, setbacks, criticism.
But from a broader point of view these kinds of challenges can be seen as steps that are necessary for progress.
These new adaptations in our perspective can play a big role in creating a balanced, successful, and happy life.
Mindset Coaching explores our inner dialog, the stories we all tell ourselves, specifically looking at the thoughts, words, and phrases that we use every day to make meaning out of our life.
The thoughts that constantly percolate through our brains reflect our foundational beliefs, our underlying attitudes, and our biases, which determine how we process information, and which create our perspective.
Self-talk defines us. It tells the story of how we see ourselves and the world.
These stories color our perceptions and our relationships.
Mindset Coaching helps to support, reshape, and redefine our perspective to serve us in more positive, productive, and healthy ways.