Center to offer resilience instruction

Hali Nurnberg

The Counseling & Education Center in Grand Junction has scheduled its annual course on resilience.

This course is geared towards people who are taking care of other people, animals or the environment and whose work puts them at risk of compassion fatigue, which can lead to traumatic stress,” said Hali Nurnberg, executive director of the CEC.

The course is scheduled for Sept. 13 to Dec. 20 with biweekly sessions planned for 1 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Mesa County Workforce Center at 512 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction.

A registration fee will include 28 hours of instruction, course materials, an individual coaching session and snacks. To register or obtain more information, call 243-9539 or visit the website located at

Participants will learn about resilience as well as develop strategies to build resilience and reduce physical and mental exhaustion.

Sydney Elks and Michelle Trosclair, both licensed professional counselors, will facilitate the course in partnership with CEC.  Elks and Trosclair will deliver their training in a relaxed and flexible manner with opportunities for questions and discussion. Resilience practices will help participants assess their physical and mental health and determine what steps to take to build their resilience.

A nonprofit organization, the CEC provides affordable, professional counseling to people in Mesa County, regardless of their income or insurance. For more information, visit the website at