Nov 19 2020


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Pause, Ponder + Power Up: A Brain-Based Approach to Self-Care for Service Providers with Carrie Contey, PhD

As we head into what may feel like an especially challenging winter, we encourage you to take a moment to prioritize your own well-being. We give our time and energy to care for the families we serve. To continue to empathize with and support our families, we must first bring ourselves to a place of stability. Join us for an evening of self-care dedicated to those who devote their efforts to helping others.

Research being conducted in the fields of neuroscience, positive psychology and the emerging field of primary psychology are bringing forth a new understanding of life-long human development, how our brains work and the importance of taking time to pause and self-reflect. With a unique blend of scientific evidence, meta-level experience and personal passion, Dr. Contey offers a new lens for people who are committed to taking responsibility for their own experiences and committed to bringing their best selves to their work, family and beyond. 

Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of how their own brains work and what they need as individuals to feel happy, healthy, whole and productive in their work and beyond.


This is a professionals-only event.

Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time. Registration will close one hour prior to the event start time at 5:30 pm Central Standard Time.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email on the day of the event when registration closes at 5:30 pm. Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.

This event has been submitted for Illinois EI credit. Those who attend the full event will receive a certificate. We want everyone to be able to learn with us. If you need financial assistance, please reach out to


Carrie Contey, PhD is an internationally recognized coach, consultant, speaker, educator and author. She appeared on The Today Show, CBS Radio and in newspapers including The Boston Globe and The Star-Ledger, among others. Her passion is providing people with the support, information and tools to create conscious, connected and balanced lives and to live with wide open and courageous hearts. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in prenatal and perinatal psychology. She holds an M.A. in prenatal and perinatal psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute as well as an M.Ed. in health education and health promotion from the University of Texas at Austin. Carrie is the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement. She has done extensive personal and professional research around what it means to be a whole, happy human. Check out her 2010 Austin TEDx talk titled “The Power of the Pause.”