Total Credits: 1.0 including 0.0 Ethics CLE, 1.0 CLE
This presentation recognizes the impact of repeated exposure to stressful events and situations, both real time and vicariously, that negatively affect one’s mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. This presentation is designed to introduce participants to somatic therapy and its ability to unravel stress or trauma which may be keeping you from living and performing optimally right here, right now. Your thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and beliefs can have an impact on your physical wellbeing, work performance, and interpersonal relationships. This holistic approach is based on mindfulness techniques which can help you become more aware of your body’s response to negative or positive stimuli and help you find ways to improve your physical, emotional and mental health, which will ultimately impact both your professional and personal life.
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After graduating from the University of Arizona’s College of Law in 1991, Ms. Stevens moved to San Diego, California. In San Diego Ms. Stevens worked in a family law firm assisting with a juvenile dependency caseload while also volunteering with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. She returned to Arizona in 1994 and joined the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where she remains today. She has worked in the Trials, Gangs, Homicide and Capital Litigation Bureaus. Since December 2017, she has served as the Bureau Chief of the Capital Litigation Bureau. She has been handling capital cases since roughly 2000. She has been lead counsel on a number of complex capital and non-capital homicide cases. She supervises several attorneys and teaches on a variety of subjects, both locally and nationally. Ms. Stevens has received a number of local and national awards for her work and has truly enjoyed being a career prosecutor. She also loves being a supervisor and mentoring both her attorneys as well as other newer attorneys within the office.
Hunkapi Farm is an Equine Therapy program located in Scottsdale, Arizona whose mission is to teach the world to fear less and love more. They do this by regularly creating fresh experiences for clients/participants that zing connection from head to toe — the kind of zing that makes you realize you are alive, and that life can be joyful.
Terra Schaad is a zealous horse lover and the executive director of Hunkapi Programs, Inc. Ms. Schaad holds a bachelor of science degree in pre-veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University, where she competed at the national level for the Texas A&M horse judging and equestrian teams. Ms. Schaad also trained in reining horses professionally and conducted research on racehorses at Texas A&M. She went on to receive her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State University in 2006, where she conducted research on equine-human relations and group dynamics.
Ms. Schaad also lived in Italy, where she worked as a leadership coach and leadership development expert at the University of Iowa’s CIMBA, an MBA and undergraduate business program. Her work included intense study, research and application of neurobiofeedback, emotions, psychological assessments, and mindfulness, including how they all directly affect leadership and optimal performance. Ms. Schaad also honed her skills in leadership training and team-building with horses.
Ms. Schaad practices living mindfully, which she attributes to her experience with horses. Ms. Schaad is an avid adventurer, yogi, and two-time Ironman Arizona finisher. She embraces her extraordinary life with mindful, contagious enthusiasm and gratitude. In the arena, Ms. Schaad combines her education, intuition, and experience with horses to observe and interpret individual and group behavior and gives immediate, tangible feedback that will dare you to move mindfully and live optimally.
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Original Program Date: 12/14/2021
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