Rachel Bavis

Rachel Bavis

Rachel Bavis

Description of Services/Offerings:

Healing the Healer trainings offer an engaging opportunity to use mindfulness and creative expression practices to relax, manage workplace stress, and design unique self-care plans to help cultivate work-life balance. The focus will also be on honoring the important work staff does to create a brighter future for clients.

Training Objectives -during these trainings, participants will:

  1. Utilize mindfulness and self-care practices, such as creative expression, breathing exercises and journaling, to support rejuvenation and identify and address stress symptoms on cognitive, emotional, and nervous system levels.
  2. Use a self-care assessment tool and art materials to design creative self-care plans to support and enhance work-life resilience.
  3. Use a goal setting process to follow through with identified strategies to maintain self-care.

Rachel Bavis is a certified Intentional Creativity© trainer and child welfare lawyer offering experiential workshops that incorporate creative expression practices to mindfully address stress and support relaxation to enhance work-life balance. After representing social workers in child welfare cases for twelve years as Deputy County Counsel, she embarked on a seven-year personal journey, studying in communities around the world to explore healing practices. Art, mindfulness and journaling practices are in her tool kit, along with whimsy and humor.

Ms. Bavis received a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law on a full academic scholarship and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a minor in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2014, she became a certified Intentional Creativity¬© coach and teacher, studying with the method’s founder, and created Healing the Healer workshops for human services professionals to address secondary traumatic stress and burnout. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her artist husband, Rocky, and dog, Wynter.