Friends University hosting free webinars to manage tornado and weather anxieties

Friends University is sponsoring two free webinars for anyone struggling emotionally with anxiety, trouble sleeping or other trauma-like symptoms after the recent tornados that affected the local Andover, Rose Hill and Wichita community.

Helping Children Feel Safe Again After a Tornado
Friday, May 6 from noon to 1 p.m.
Featuring Elizabeth Miranda, LCMFT and trauma specialist
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Recognizing Post Tornado Stress and Trauma
Wednesday, May 11 from noon to 1 p.m.
Featuring Jana Hinz, LCMFT and trauma specialist
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“The recent tornados have created some weather-related anxiety for many people including our children,” said Dr. Rebecca Culver-Turner, associate professor and Wichita site program director of the Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) program at Friends University. “We want to be able to help the people in our community learn how to recognize and manage the stress and anxiety of what they are feeling so they can understand how their body is reacting to this crisis. It can be surprising to still experience anxiety or watch a family member experience anxiety after a crisis; we want to help people understand and cope with this phenomenon.”

These webinars are provided through the sponsorship of the Friends University Master of Science in Family Therapy Program (MSFT). The MSFT program strives to help families discover a positive change amid personal and relationship struggles through therapeutic services. Studies show that therapy improves emotions and behaviors resulting from positive changes in the brain and body and about 75 percent of people who pursue therapy have experienced some benefit from it.

For additional information on Friends University mental health resources, visit here or additional information on the MSFT program can be found here.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.