Events

Trainer | Presenter | Keynote Speaker | Consultant

Upcoming Events

Here is a list of Dr. Brenda’s upcoming presentations. 

Addressing stress & Other Mental Health Issues in the Ag Community

January 31, 2024 – American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers - Iowa Chapter Annual Conference

This keynote presentation will focus on understanding the sign, symptoms, facts, and figures related to stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, and other mental and chemical health issues among farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn about how to be an effective “Ag ally” for someone struggling with stress-related issues. Information regarding mental health and wellness services and resources will also be shared. 

cultivating resiliency Virtual Coffee Chat

February 6, 2024, 12:00 PM CT – FREE session

Grab your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack, LICSW, is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

ADDRESSING Stress, Burnout, Wellness, and Resilience Among Social Workers: The Necessity of a Shared Responsibility Approach

April 5, 2024 – Free Professional Seminar Sponsored by MSUM's School of Social Work, Moorhead, MN

This presentation will focus on well-being and resilience among social workers. With a focus on how self and collaborative care aligns with the NASW Code of Ethics. The session will address individual, supervisory, and organizational practices that support a health and vibrant human services workforce.

Addressing stress, Mental Health, and Resilience Among Women in the Ag Community

April 10, 2024 – Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference - Chaska, MN

This keynote presentation will focus on the sign, symptoms, facts, and figures related to stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, and other mental and chemical health issues among female farmers, ranchers and those working in the industry. Suggestions and strategies will be shared to increase wellness and well-being. Participants will learn about how to be an effective “Ag ally” for someone struggling with stress-related issues. Information regarding mental health and wellness services and resources will also be shared. 

A Focus on Wellness And Well-Being

April 12, 2024 – MN 7th and 8th Judicial District Conference

This presentation will focus on: addressing stress; avoiding burnout; developing individualized, culturally-responsive wellness plans; and highlighting the importance of personal and peer support in cultivating resilience.

Past Events

cultivating resiliency

January 4, 2024, 12:00 PM CT – FREE session

Grab your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack, LICSW, is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

December 7, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE session

Grab your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack, LICSW, is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

November 16, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE session

Grab your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack, LICSW, is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

Session 1: Resilience Among School Social Workers And Other Helping Professionals

Session 2: Ethics Related to Self~Collaborative Care & Using The Resiliency Focused Supervision Model In Practice

October 27, 2023, 8:00 - 5:00 PM CT – SSWAN, Lincoln,NE

The morning sessions will focus on addressing stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue among school social workers and other helping professionals. health providers and supervisors. Dr. Mack will lead participants through a series of self-reflection and small group exercises that build resiliency.

The afternoon session will include an ethics training regarding the importance of self~collaborative care among school social workers and other helping professionals. Dr. Mack will provide and overview of the strengths-based, culturally-responsive,  Resiliency-Focused Supervision Model (c) which can be used to guide discussions about the wellness and well-being of school-based providers.

cultivating resiliency

October 25, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE session

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

September 19, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE session

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

August 4, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

July 7, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

June 7, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

May 8, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

Recruitment and Retention Of EMS Providers: Strategies, Suggestions, and Best Practices

April 27, 2023, 1:00-3:00 PM CT – West Central MN EMS

This presentation will focus on strategies, suggestions, and practices to recruit and retain EMS providers. Dr. Mack will share research-informed solutions that focus on building and maintaining a resilient workforce.

cultivating resiliency

April 21, 2023, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

Session 1: Resiliency Among Behavioral HealthCare Providers

Session 2: Addressing Wellness and Well-Being Among Supervisees: Using The Resiliency Focused Supervision Model

April 18, 2023, 8:00 - 5:00 PM CT – CentraCare, Inc.

Sessions will focus on addressing stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue among behavioral health providers and supervisors. Dr. Mack will lead participants through a series of self-reflection and small group exercises that build resiliency.

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Self-Compassion

March 23, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 PM CT – Alluma, Inc.

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Self-Compassion during the spring season. Come prepared to learn and practice in the session.

Bloom Where You Are Planted: Cultivating Wellness, Well-Being, and Resiliency in an Ag-Related Life

February 22, 2023, Keynote Speaker – Terre Haute, IN

The presentation will focus on building and strengthening resiliency while living an agriculture-related life. Dr. Mack will provide a brief overview of how stress affects our health and well-being. The importance of sustaining healthy relationships and connecting with others to de-stress will be addressed. The session will conclude with practical strategies to increase wellness and well-being that can be used anywhere, anytime!

Developing and Sustaining a Resiliency-Focused Self-Care Plan in an Ag-Related Life

February 22, 2023, Break-Out Session – Terre Haute, IN

In this session, Dr. Brenda Mack will discuss the necessity of completing the stress cycle and how it impacts our health and well-being. Exploring self-care practices to build resiliency will occur. Participants will learn how to create, modify, and sustain an individualized stress-reduction plan. This is an interactive session, so come prepared to engage in emotionally-focused activities and exercises.   

Wellness and Well-Being Among Teachers and Other School Staff: a Resiliency-Focused Self and Collaborative Care Approach

January 16, 2023, - 10:30-noon - Crookston, MN

The presentation will focus on wellness and well-being among educators and other school staff. Dr. Mack will lead you through a series of self-reflection activities and exercises to address stress, emotional exhaustion, and compassion fatigue. Self and collaborative care approaches to build resiliency will also be highlighted.

A Year in Review: WeLLNess Series

December 13, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00 PM CT – Alluma, Inc.

This live, online session will highlight the best strategies identified in Alluma’s 2022 well-being series for employees. How might you use these as you prepare for “your best work self” in 2023? 

cultivating resiliency

December 12, 2022, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

November 7, 2022, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Ahhhhhhh……! Fall is here and the life can be busy…take a little time to connect with others. Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

cultivating resiliency

October 10, 2022, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Ahhhhhhh……! Fall is here and the life can be busy…take a little time to connect with others. Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

Addressing Stress, Exhaustion, and Worrying Among Individuals in the Grain Industry

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Central

Dr. Brenda Mack, LICSW will address the common symptoms of stress, exhaustion, and worrying among those working in the grain industry. The session will focus on problem-solving skills and solutions to navigate the ups and downs an agricultural profession. Dr. Mack will focus on how to increase your wellness, well-being, and resiliency with strategies that can be used anywhere, anytime!

Brenda Mack

Brenda Mack DSW Consulting

Dr. Brenda Mack, LISCW, is a behavioral health and wellness consultant, trainer, presenter, researcher and an assistant professor in the Social Work department at Bemidji State University. She has worked as a program manager, therapist and health crisis responder. Brenda helped launch school-based mental health services in 21 school districts.  

Brenda’s scholarly work focuses on helping those in agriculture, education, health and human services address stress, burnout and wellness through self-care and resiliency-building strategies. She emphasizes the importance of organizational and managerial approaches to support the well-being of those in the workforce. Brenda was selected as a 2021 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Fellow and in 2022 will serve on the NRHA Governance Affairs Committee as a behavioral health expert. 

Brenda earned her bachelor and master of arts degrees in social work from the University of North Dakota. She earned her doctorate in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  

cultivating resiliency

September 28, 2022, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Ahhhhhhh……! Fall is here and the life can be busy…take a little time to connect with others. Grab your coffee, tea, or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration

Addressing Stress, Burnout, and Resiliency Among HealthCare Providers

September 20, 2022, 2:30 PM CT

National Rural Health Clinic Conference, Kansas City, MO: Plenary 2

This session will focus on best-practice strategies in building resilience among physical and mental healthcare providers. The topics of work-related stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue due to the pandemic will be explored. Dr. Mack will share culturally-responsive, self and collaborative care techniques to increase personal and professional wellness and well-being.

Nature-Related Wellness and Well-Being

September 13, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00 PM CT – Alluma, Inc.

This live, online session will explore the benefits of being in nature as an antidote for work-related stress. What is a “sit spot”? Where is yours? 

Clay County, MN

Addressing Stress, Burnout, Self ~Collaborative Care, and Resiliency Among Corrections, Health, and Human Services Professionals

August 3, 2022

Session 1 9:00 am-Noon:

This session will focus on wellness among helping professionals. Participants will complete stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue self-assessments to increase their self-awareness. Dr. Mack will lead you through a series of self-reflection and small group exercises to address work-related issues impacting your health and well-being while helping you identify strategies and solutions to use anywhere, anytime!

Session 2 1:00-4:00pm:

 

This session will take a deeper dive into self and collaborative care to build resiliency among helping professionals. Participants will complete additional self-assessments that focus on their professional quality of life. Dr. Mack will share practical ideas and suggestions based on her research and scholarship to increase professional and personal well-being.
Participants will engage in self-reflection and small group exercises in order to create or enhance their culturally-responsive, individualized, self­collaborative care plans.

Dr Brenda Mack, DSW
Speaker: Dr. Brenda Mack

cultivating resiliency

July 13, 2022, 12:00 PM CT – FREE sessions

Ahhhhhhh……! Summer is here and the living is easy…. or is it? Grab your iced coffee, tea or lemonade, take a break and join us for an opportunity to listen and share in our Cultivating Resiliency free online “Coffee Chat” group. This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place. Participants are anonymous and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants and will last one hour. The sessions will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration

Cultivate Resiliency, July 13, 2022

Mindfulness, Mediation, and Self-Compassion Exercises for Women in Agriculture – To Use Anywhere, Anytime!

June 16, 2022, 12:00 PM CT - FREE session

This session will focus on stress-reducing practices to help build your resiliency. Participants will engage in brief exercises and activities that can be replicated in their farming and ranching lives. Dr. Brenda Mack, the webinar facilitator, was born and raised in a farming family in the Red River Valley, MN, and is married to a fourth-generation crop farmer. She uses these exercises on a regular basis and encourages you to add them to your self-care toolbox.

The Cultivating Resiliency Collaboration uses an online platform where session participants remain anonymous  as they participate in the session. Participants cannot see each other and cannot view each other’s names. Nor are participant images or names recorded.

About our facilitator: Dr. Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU).  Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family. Brenda completed her Doctor of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2020.

Brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency collaboration.

Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture

Keeping my emotional cup full

June 2, 2022

Crookston Eye Clinic

Keeping My Emotional Cup Full: Addressing Stress, Burnout, and Wellbeing Among Optical Care Providers.

Dr Brenda Mack, DSW
Speaker: Dr. Brenda Mack

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How is your Brain Health?

May 26, 2022

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Join fellow Iowans at the 2022 Brain Health Summit, which will include presentations by health care professionals and community members about the impacts of mental illness, substance use disorders, and trauma in our community.  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brenda Mack, DSW.

Brain Health Summit