As a leader in the field of Covert Emotional Incest and healing from stress related to trauma and addiction, Adena Bank Lees shares concrete information for professionals and survivors in the following video series.

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One Minute With Adena

June: Focus on Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month. Men in most cultures are socialized to be fiercely independent and invincible, therefore they are not likely to seek out help when they realize they are struggling emotionally. Please know that if you identify as male and you believe you have symptoms of mental illness, the best thing you can do is ask for help.

June: PTSD Awareness Month

June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress due to trauma experienced, please reach out for help.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – (310) 235-2633 / nctsn.org

National Institute of Mental Health – (866) 615-6464 / nimh.nih.gov

May: Mental Health & Experiential Learning

As a clinical practitioner, I have successfully employed experiential learning techniques with my clients who struggle with mental health, and I can teach you to do the same with your clients.

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, Mental Health America has led the observance of May as Mental Health Month. In this short video, I discuss the importance of de-stigmatizing mental illness and finding the courage to ask for help.

April: Alcohol & Addiction Awareness Month

April is Alcohol and Addiction Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs assistance, contact the National Drug and Alcohol Help Line at 888.633.3239.

March: Spring Renewal and Regrowth

Spring is the season of renewal and regrowth. In this video, I talk about Post-Traumatic Growth, which refers to the positive changes that happen after a traumatic experience, and using Experiential Learning as a growth tool.

March: Treating Self-Injury through Experiential Learning

Welcome to March, which is Self-Injury Awareness Month. In this short video, I address self-injury and the use of experiential learning techniques in treatment.

February: Love & Healthy Intimacy

Adena offers tips on healthy intimacy and stresses the importance of first loving yourself.

Covert Emotional Incest: Key Elements of Healing

Awareness & Asking for Help

“Awareness of What?” and “Why is it important to ask for help?”

Boundaries

What is a boundary? Why is it important? What is the formula for setting a boundary?

Spirituality

Connection with something greater than yourself is a key element of healing from CEI.

Sexuality & Sensuality

How does CEI impact your sexuality and sensuality?

Forgiveness

How free do you want to be? Find out what forgiveness is and what it isn’t.

The Power of Experiential Learning

CEI Family Dynamic

Learn about the dynamics in a family where CEI occurs and how experiential learning can help with healing.

Healthy Family

Learn about healthy family dynamics through the power of experiential learning.

Adult Survivor of CEI: Part 1

A demonstration of how experiential learning can benefit adult survivors of CEI.

Adult Survivor of CEI: Part 2

A demonstration of how experiential learning can benefit adult survivors of CEI.

Adult Survivor of CEI: Part 3

A demonstration of how experiential learning can benefit adult survivors of CEI.