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Special Webinar Series – “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”

Who should attend?

Although this series focuses primarily on supporting professionals of color who work at higher education institutions and community-based organizations, all those who support students through the college journey are encouraged to attend.

About the series

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay addresses the unique and urgent need for self-care, wellness, and collective healing among professionals of color at higher education institutions, community-based organizations, and nonprofits. Coupled with the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on minoritized communities, the effects of racial injustice and social upheaval have rendered the work of supporting students increasingly challenging for professionals of color. In this series, we’ll offer tools and resources for fostering mental and emotional stability, work-life balance, and allyship in the workplace.

In the final installment of our self-care series, be prepared to meditate, breathe, and move with us during an interactive yoga session! Trained in healing intergenerational and systemic trauma, our guest presenters will guide you through a physically and mentally rejuvenating routine. Together, we’ll examine what it means to heal racial trauma, battle fatigue, and continue the work of dismantling systemic oppression.

December 15, 2020

12 p.m. CT

Guest Speakers

An image of Nityda Gessel.Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT, TITY
Nityda is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, yoga teacher, trauma specialist, speaker, writer, and heart-centered activist. Since 2006, Nityda has served as a Yoga Educator working within the intersections of yoga, mental health, embodied activism, and community advocacy.

Nityda is the founder of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute (TCYI), an educational institution whose mission is to make embodied trauma-informed care more inclusive and accessible for trauma survivors within clinical and non-clinical settings, by way of providing comprehensive, body-inclusive, trauma education. Nityda’s vision is to expand mainstream trauma-informed care beyond the scope of micro-level trauma, advancing trauma discourse to more readily include the impact of macro-level and systemic trauma on both individuals and the collective conscious.

An image of Lexi Losch.Alexis “Lexi” Losch, MS.Ed., MA, LPC-Intern, NCC Supervised by Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S
Alexis “Lexi” Losch earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology (2004) and a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (2006) from the University of Miami. She completed a master’s degree in Professional Counseling (2018) at Texas State University after realizing how much she wanted to help college students emotionally and mentally. Lexi fell into her passion of perinatal mental health after her own perinatal experiences and seeing how few counselors of color there were in the perinatal world and serving college students at PWIs. She currently specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, young adults, and trauma. She is EMDR trained, Gottman Level 1 Trained, and is a DONA Trained postpartum doula. Lexi currently resides in Texas with her husband and three children. She is an LPC Intern (Licensed Professional Counselor Intern) and is supervised by Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S.


This webinar series is made possible by the collaboration between Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation.


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