Trauma or Training: Growing Up in an Anxious World

Anxiety is a mental illness that is debilitating for many people. Trauma experienced in life often leads to a multitude of mental health challenges, including anxiety. Unfortunately, family members of the traumatized often continue this cycle of anxiety due to behaviors learned during their childhood. Anxiety becomes a way of life, through lessons taught by caregivers, creating a never-ending cycle.

In the Laureate Conference Center (on the campus of Laureate Psychiatric Hospital) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 25, 2024, Bright Tomorrows was pleased to facilitate a seminar workshop on this theme with Jannette McCormick as our guest presenter. Jannette’s presentation explored how the anxiety cycle begins and where it stops; common mental strongholds that fuel the cycle; tools to overcome these strongholds; and, the value of each one sharing their own

Jannette McCormick, author of “Art of Being You: Breaking the Anxiety Cycle,” currently serves as a Senior Account Executive at EmployerAdvocates, a benefits and human resources consulting firm. Before this role, Jannette served as Human Resources Director for a local community and has 25+ years of experience in the public sector human resources field.

Jannette is a Certified John Maxwell Team Member and holds the following designations:

  • master’s degree in organizational leadership
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

A servant leader at heart, Jannette’s heart passion is helping others discover and become the best version of themselves.

If you would like a copy of the handout outline provided to our seminar guests, please contact Tim Reside by way of the Contact Page on this website and let him know.